When we built, I knew I wanted a big area to ‘land’ when we walked in the door. Lots of room for boots, coats, purses, marking, instruments, backpacks, and all of the rest of the paraphernalia from everyday life.
This was our entry from the trailer that we lived in for 12 years. You can see why I had my heart set on something a little bigger. This wasn’t easy to live with.
What I wanted included a desk for mail and the computer. I wanted it right by the back door rather than hidden away in an office somewhere so I didn’t have to traipse all over the house putting stuff away and then hauling it back to deal with it.
Besides. I am bad at doing that. Out in the open is better. Then I can’t forget!
We have the desk area. But the desk had a big blank wall looming above it. That needed a little something…
So I have been looking for a long time for things to fill up the wall above my desk. Items on my list are a whiteboard calendar (I’m a calendar girl- no matter how many things I type into my phone, I just don’t remember them as well as if they are written in big letters on a calendar), a pinboard to hold notes and reminders, and some other pretty kinds of decorations.
And then I spotted these beauties. Love. Them.
They are so us.
I knew I had to do these right away.
So I cut out the circles from some leftover bookshelf backing material that we hadn’t used from our library bookshelves and then gave them a couple of coats of ASCP in Primer Red. I knew you could use it for chalkboard paint as I had already done the inset of my pantry door with it.
This is how they turned out.
I put our initials on them- they are probably going to be used for decoration rather than real chalkboards. I love the look of them.
I will show you the rest of the desk gallery wall soon. A few little additions to go yet…