Chalking it up

In our last house we had a small section of wall painted with blackboard paint. The idea was to have a shopping list / to do list on there. In reality we used it to draw silly pictures and to keep a tally of who preferred The Holy Grail to The Big Lebowski (Holy Grail had it). Since as I’m sure you can tell this was so useful we decided to recreate it. This time we have used panels on the folding doors which we can use to section off the kitchen from what will be the dinning room.

from the dinning end of the room looking at back at some of our temporary kitchen

from the kitchen end looking towards the front of the house

There’s one single door and a two panel folding side. We have them open all the time at the moment but they’re really handy as it means you can easily create another distinct room. 

In other news we paid a visit to Ikea recently to buy kitchen shelves as mentioned here. We also impulse bought a rug for our bedroom. Considering we spent about 30 seconds considering it I think it works quite well and makes the room feel cosy.

I’ve posted some shots of our room on here before but I didn’t properly include an image that showed how we have our clothes. We don’t have any storage for them at the moment and so they are on open rails. Given that we have so much else to do in the house I think they’ll stay like this for some time. Also we just haven’t made up our minds how to finally arrange this room.


So thank you once again Ikea.

4 thoughts on “Chalking it up

  1. I love the chalkboard paint folding doors. Great idea. And the bedroom rug looks great in there. I am always surprised at how much a rug can add to a room.
    I also love the rug I see in your living room! Is that Ikea too?

  2. I like the bedroom rug, and also the art on the chalkboards. It’s starting to look like a real home!

  3. Bravo! I LOVE that Ikea rug and I have been looking at it many times. Wish that same pattern came in runners… It looks great in your bedroom! Both a chic and fresh look.

    The chalkboard doors are also fab. New artwork every day! (:

    A warm hug to you, Mon

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