1.28.2013

Chalkboard Art...finished for now

 Here we go...this is how my project ended up
but just to be sure....
I thought I would just sleep on it and see how I felt about it in the morning

It's only chalk right?

I wonder If Dana Tanamachi does that?

Hmmm

Just as a reminder this was my original graphic design

 about 1/2 way through...
I do like the banner
and Dana uses lots of banners in her work
 and this is the final project...the next morning, I removed the little knives I had added, re-worked the area where the banners was
 and enlarged the lettering on 
"petit cafe"

 I put my basket of bread boards underneath it 
but it just needed something a bit higher
 I have a nice little collection of old bottles 
that I use for vinegars and oil for cooking
 This is a great little bamboo shelf...a nice size for a smallish space...so I gave it a try here
just in case you are wondering about the old bottles...I actually sterilize them like you would a canning jar prior to using them and if there is even a question about cleanliness I don't put any thing in them except maybe a flower for the garden

 a few little dishes, some fresh lemons 
and an old baguette basket on the chalk shelf
Here is a little peek of the kitchen with the new chalkboard


this little sign reads:

the daily bread
petit cafe
olives
cheese
champagne
open daily

I hope you give this a try....
it is so much more fun 
than spelling and arithmetic 


Cheers

Kelley

PS

I didn't seal it 
because I have a feeling I will find some new things to draw 
as Spring approaches...
and I agree with Dana
that there is something interesting and simplistic
about just erasing it
and doodling a new idea


15 comments:

  1. It looks wonderful, love where you placed it near the bottles...so pretty, great art work...

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  2. Kelley it is fantastic! It looks so cute. You are so creative. How is your gorgeous home not in a magazine yet? Please tell me there is a photo shoot in the works!

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  3. Very cute; love it with all the bottles!

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  4. Absolutely lovely, Kelley! I'm inspired ... and I just so happen to have a chalkboard. Hmmm... ;)
    xoxo,
    A

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  5. Kelley,
    This is just fabulous for art, for fun, for gifts- to sell?! I love it just the way it is- has all my favorite foods :) but I can totally see you coming up with creative ideas all year long- Valentines Day will be here beofre you know it!

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  6. I am ever so impressed! It took more patience then I have ,but looks awesome! I love the finished product,your changes were spot on!

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  7. Thank you for the nice and thoughtful comments . I was actually sort of nervous to share it! ; o )

    It is just a fun way to use a little vintage board and I may put it on the porch to leave messages for total strangers!!!!

    xxx's Kelley

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  8. Truly wonderful, original and amazing. I wouldn't expect anything less from you Kelley! ~Delores

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  9. C'est une belle ouevre des arte!

    You did a marvellous job! Love the little bamboo stand. What a lovely kitchen, from what I can see!

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  10. Great job, Kelley. I looks perfect in your charming kitchen.
    Best...Victoria

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  11. you're always such an inspiration K! love the chalkboard art and your adorable brkfst. room!

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  12. Love the photos!
    www.rsrue.blogspot.com

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  13. so cute! I have an identical bamboo table/shelf to that. My mother-in-law gave it to me 30-some years ago. She bought it at the little antique shop next to her house way before that. Little Bit

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