Monday, July 22, 2013

things we love: deco mod walls on etsy and chalk paint fun!

is it seriously the strangest thing ever to have room envy of your son? because i do big time! he may only be nine months old but i can already picture the fun and ruckus that will happen in their as he grows and starts having little friends over. i know, i am killing you with this little sneaks of robin's room, but the whole thing isn't finished so i can't show it off just yet. however, it is well on its way and i just couldn't wait any longer to share one of my favorite parts - his chalkboard wall.

i have never been shy to share my love for chalkboards, i mean we painted a whole bathroom into one and the girls have a giant vintage one in their room. trying to be careful not to over do it in our home, i just did a small space in robin's room and gave it some extra flare with some fun decals! i knew i wanted buildings incorporated somehow and was over the moon excited when i stumbled across this fun scribble city decal set from deco mod. it was absolutely perfect for the space and made well that it is sure to stand up against rambunctious little boys.

i decided to just paint the two little walls that wrap the closet to give the chalkboard a little more dimension and before i even got started was picturing the fun taxidermy that we could sketch over the top of the doors. since the wall was already dark blue it only took me a couple of coats of rust-oleum paint.we were in the process of replacing the trim already so it made it super easy to paint without worrying about cutting in. on the ceiling i just used my favorite secret technique.

i am on the hunt for a fun hook, maybe something like this, to hang a little bucket of chalk from. robin's room is so so close to being done, i just procured and painted a tiny little dresser that is awaiting the perfect knobs. i am hunting down globes of all shapes and sizes, some art needs frames, and i need to pick up this lamp from target and fill it up with something fun, like tim's old childhood matchbox cars. so, stay tuned for the final unveiling by the end of summer - that is if the vinatge globe gods cooperate.

in the meantime make sure to check out deco mod for all your wall covering and pillow needs! they do a little bit of it all - pillows, digital prints and tons of decals like monograms, vehicles, cityscapes, quotes etc etc. look at these arrows, so popular right now and you can even create a custom wallpaper look! make sure and visit deco mod's etsy shop, you won't be sorry.

have you done anything with chalkboard paint in your home? i want to see it!