Saturday, January 2, 2010

A Red French Wall!

This is a new year, a new beginning and for those of you who know me, know that I am a little very conservative when it comes to wall color.  So this year I am getting out of my comfort zone (Beige) and putting a little punch of color into my kitchen....This is chalkboard paint and I had to have it tinited...and then I knew I wanted to write something on it (obviously) and since I do not know how to write in French I remembered that I had a French Bible.  I grabbed it and thought... What verse? And of course I chose Acts 2:38 and here it is in French on my Kitchen Wall.  The paint was not the easiest to apply since it was red, but it actually turned out better than expected.  Hope you think so too!

36 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love the kitchen!!!!!!

Riviera Boardwalk said...

I love the red French wall. I just put two chalkboards on my fridge but couldn't paint it cause I am renting. I signed up as a follower. Sure wish you would visit my blogsite and join me too. I am raising a 17 yr. old grandaughter and battling lung cancer but I am drinking from my saucer cause my cup has overflowed!
xoxo,
nancy
www.rivieraboardwalk.blogspot.com

Redneck Junkers said...

OOOhhhhhh La La...Very impressive!

We luv it!
the Redneck Junkers

Treasia Stepp said...

I love the red wall. I really like the small island in the kitchen. Do you mind me asking if you made the table or not. My kitchen is narrow and not much bigger than a galley kitchen, so I've been trying to figure out how to come up with a small island.

Kerri.....AKA: Momma said...

No I didn't make the island it is actually just a side table that was my grandmother's...Goodwill or antique shop would be yor best bet to find one similar...thanks so much for the comment!

Mrs.H said...

Great idea! I think it's just what your kitchen ordered! The shade of red that you used is great!

Kati @ Obscured Flair- said...

your kitchen is BEAUTIFUL!! You are the FIRST person on here, that I've seen use the tinted chalkboard paint! Way to go!! I love it!

Amanda said...

What a fun idea! Love this. Glad you took the plunge!

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

C'est magnifique! (It's been along time since high school French, so please forgive any misspellings.)

Kirsty said...

It's fantastic!

Christina said...

LOVE IT! What a great statement.

Mommy 2 One Angel said...

Absolutely love this idea!! Your kitchen is gorgeous. I'm scrambling around now to see what I can paint with tinted chalkboard paint. (Well..hubs would actually do the painting. LOL He's not going to like you very much after this is all said and done. *Joking*) You chose the perfect scripture too! Seriously, did you draw that bird? You're very talented!

Amy@TheLemonCottage said...

It's beautiful!
Really stunning.

~Amy

Prior said...

I've been wanting to do something like this...LOVE it.!!! Lezlee

Lou Cinda said...

Love it!!!

Lou Cinda

Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

C'est tres magnifique! I love your accent wall. I love anything French and this wall looks so great in your kitchen! You picked the perfect red. Great job!

~Country Lady~ said...

I LOVE it! What a great idea! You were so very creative. Thanks for sharing and I've become a follower.

Desiree said...

Beautiful! I love that it is a bible verse. Very thoughtful and creative.

Miss Mustard Seed said...

It looks so great! The pop of red really adds some "umph" to an already lovely kitchen. I also love the bird on the branch above the doorway. Very nice work!

Andrea said...

LOVE IT! Seriously!

Stacey @ Fun to Craft said...

This is great!! I love it! Thanks for posting pictures.

Lori Lucas said...

I love that. HOw/where did you have the chalkboard paint tinted? I LOVE the color red and that is just the cutest. Great job! Lori L

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Mom in High Heels said...

Wow! That is stunning.

Jenny @ DIY Newlyweds said...

Looks great! What a beautiful accent to your pretty kitchen!

bec4 said...

I lova, lova, lova this.

Struggler said...

I love it. And I've never heard of red chalkboard before - much more my cup of tea than black. :)

Anonymous said...

i love your kitchen ..what color are your cabinets?

a very blessed lady! said...

I guess you would call them cream they were some glazed color I chose from Kraftmaid cant remember its been a while

Judi said...

Ooooh...love the french-inspired scripture wall! I have to tell you (if you didn't already know) that there is something called "chalk ink" which is chalk in a marker. It easily wipes off with a cloth & water and comes in all sorts of colors. I found mine at Michael's, of course, with a 40% off coupon. The nice thing is that it won't wipe off (like chalk dust) if you rub up against it. It is awesome. I need to post my kitchen cabinet chalkboard on my website soon. ~judi ;)
the1829farmhouse.blogspot.com

mishebe said...

Now this is Awesome, i love it.. mishelle

Lisa @ Another Day Today said...

Stopping by from the Nester - love the wall!

Jane said...

Fabulous!!! I love the red wall...and especially since it's a "chalkboard". The scripture is quite special, too.
Jane (artfully graced)

the vintage wren said...

So pretty. I have a Red kitchen and keeping room, again...we are loving the same colors. : )

Dreamy Whites said...

I love this so pretty. I want to have a chalk board wall someday as well. I love the pop of color!
Take care,
Maria
p.s. I clicked on your link from the link you posted to the nester, I am now a happy follower

the momma said...

THIS IS ADORABLE!!! I may have to steal this entire idea...I have just the wall...
I'm following you now! I've just spent quite a bit of time reading all your great ideas! Keep it up :-)