Chalkboard Walls: a new design

Monday, February 27, 2012

These chalkboard walls I painted in my craft room are seriously the best and most fun thing I've ever done to my house.  I love drawing on them... it's so therapeutic.  That being said, I've created another design that I thought I'd share with you guys.

Oh, and I hung some funky wavy mirrors from IKEA.

I set out to cover both walls with words, but I ran out of steam after the first one.  And anyway, I think I like it better this way.

It's a mixture of movie quotes, random inspirational quotes, and song lyrics.  I got a number of them from AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movie Quotes, and the rest came straight from my head.  I only chose ones that meant to something to me.  These are quotes from my most favorite movies and song lyrics that always get stuck in my head (I love Tangled, and the line I chose from Rapunzel's first song will stay in my head for hours and hours after hearing it.  Seriously.)  Steven's first comment after seeing them was, "How long did it take you to do that?!"  It only took a couple hours over two days, and it makes me happy every time I see it.  I'm in love with these walls.

In case you don't want to squint to try to read the whole thing, I've typed it out for you:

Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time. (Bertrand Russell)  Toto, I don't think we're in Kansas anymore. (The Wizard of Oz)  The greatest thing you'll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return. (Moulin Rouge)  I'll have what she's having. (When Harry Met Sally)  A dream is a wish your heart makes when you're fast asleep. (Cinderella)  You had me at "hello." (Jerry Maguire)  For every job that must be done there is an element of fun. (Mary Poppins)  Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn. (Gone With the Wind)  I'll be back. (The Terminator)  Show me the money! (Jerry Maguire)  The seaweed is always greener in somebody else's lake. (The Little Mermaid)  Do, a deer, a female deer. (The Sound of Music)  All you need is love.  Love is all you need. (Love Actually)  The essential aspect of creativity is not being afraid to fail. (Edwin Land)  Raindrops on roses.  Whiskers on kittens. (The Sound of Music)  I am Sam.  Sam I am. (Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss)  Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious (Mary Poppins - my spellcheck actually thinks supercalifragilisticexpialidocious is a word and that I spelled it right, funny)  You have brains in your head.  You have feet in your shoes.  You can steer yourself any direction you choose. (Oh, the Places You'll Go! by Dr. Seuss)  Carpe diem.  Seize the day, boys!  Make your lives extraordinary. (The Dead Poets Society)  Nobody puts baby in a corner. (Dirty Dancing)  I'll get you, my pretty, and your little dog, too! (The Wizard of Oz)  I know you, I walked with you once upon a dream. (Sleeping Beauty)  Run like the wind, Bullseye! (Toy Story 2)  The way to get started is to stop talking and begin doing. (Walt Disney)  I have a dream. (Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.)  Elementary, my dear Watson. (Sherlock Holmes)  There's no crying in baseball. (A League of Their Own)  If you build it, he will come. (Field of Dreams)  Here's looking at you, kid. (Casablanca)  When you believe a thing, believe it all the way, implicitly and unquestionably. (Walt Disney)  What ever happened to predictability? (Full House theme song)  Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou, Romeo? (William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet)  You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. (Winnie-the-Pooh)  Chim-chiminey chim-chiminey chim chim cheroo.  I does what I like and I like what I do. (Mary Poppins)  May the Force be with you. (Star Wars)  It's a small world after all. (It's a Small World ride)  We will, we will rock you. (Queen)  Mmmbop. (Hanson)  Quit playin' games with my heart. (The Backstreet Boys)  Pour some sugar on me oooh in the name of love. (Def Leppard)  Brush and brush and brush and brush my hair, wondering when will my life begin. (Tangled)  Mirror mirror on the wall, who's the fairest of them all? (Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs)  Did I do that? (Family Matters)  Go ahead, make my day. (Sudden Impact)  Love means never having to say you're sorry. (Love Story)  There's no place like home. (The Wizard of Oz)

Too true, Julie Andrews, too true.


  1. I remember when you created these walls , still love them, love the mirrors you added,nice touch !!!

  2. SO cute! I love the frame you drew on the right side. Also I am SO JEALOUS of your handwriting! I'm your newest follower :)
    Stay crafty x0x0

  3. Love it! Can't wait to see it.