Shannon Berrey

Chalkboard gallery wall

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Last week when I shared my kitchen cabinet upgrade, someone commented that they would like to see more of the wall right beyond the kitchen. It is actually a framed chalkboard {that I made over a decade ago} hung on a wall that I painted with chalkboard paint. This chalkboard has moved to our many houses over the years and it the only way I can keep up with 2 baseball teams, track, 2 basketball schedules, soccer, volleyball practices, student council meetings, doctor and orthodontist appointments, etc....

This is sort of Grand Central Station in our house. The back door is right across from the chalkboard so it's the last thing we see when we leave the house. Does it ensure that we never miss an appointment or activity? Not hardly. But, I would hate to see what would happen if it wasn't there!


It's a hodgepodge collection of personal treasures--family photos, artwork, framed fabric scraps, needlepoint, and special memorabilia. Our homes tell a story about us and I think this wall defines us fairly well. Plus, I love sweeping my eye across the things and the people I love, daily.   


my pretty mom!






 Chalkboard on chalkboard may seem repetitious, but I like the patina of the framed chalkboard against the richer black of the chalkboard wall. Plus, I have never been very good at following design rules. It doesn't hurt that Deborah Needleman also agrees: 

{excerpt from The Perfectly Imperfect Home}




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I'm an artist, interior designer, wife and mom. Join me here as I share projects, ramblings, and inspirations.
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