This is the chalkboard wall that changed my life.
Ok, not really, but I’m surprised by how much I like it. I was really afraid to paint an entire wall in chalkboard paint. I thought it might make the room look like a cave and I definitely didn’t want my son and his friends to think this was their boy cave. No way!
This is part playroom, but it’s also part my office, mostly my office, and it’s staying bright and fun.
Here’s the thing, I think I love this wall because it’s black and has such great contrast. That’s a big part of why I like white on my walls. I love when I hang color on a colorless wall and whatever I hang instantly pops. It ups the fun factor.
CozyWallArt.com asked me if I’d like to try out a wall decal or two. Once I checked out their website, I was in love. I’m a sucker for cute and easy decorating. As soon as I saw this little owl family, I knew they needed to come live in my home, specifically in my daughter’s room.
Here’s the problem.
My daughter is almost twelve and she’s a lot like I was at almost twelve. She’s like a tornado of mess. She’s in the house for thirty seconds and it looks like bomb went off, except this bomb isn’t filled with shrapnel. It’s filled with bags and books, clothes and toys, hair do-dads and tissues. Tons of tissues.
She’s walking, talking, laughing chaos. Containing the chaos is a full-time job.
This is how her bedroom is supposed to look. It’s what I expected when I walked it to hang the cute little owl family, but she got all chaos crazy on me. Every single piece of furniture in her bedroom is moved around. It’s bunched up and “decorated” with every little doohicky she could locate in her mess. The carpet looks a lot like yesterday’s clothes. My blood pressure rose the more I looked around and took in the clutter, so I walked out.
That’s how the owls came to live in my space. They’d be overwhelmed and under-appreciated in her space. When you’re in her little box of a room, it’s hard to look up, because if you don’t look down, you’ll trip and break something, probably your leg.
I was a little worried that the owls would lose some of their great color on the black wall, but they don’t. They are vinyl and super-easy to hang. My walls aren’t even smooth. I hate to admit this, but I have a bad habit of spilling my guts around here.
Those are plaster walls covered in wallpaper with about twenty years of paint on top of the wallpaper. There’s no telling how many layers of wallpaper exist. Downstairs in my living room, there were many. Many.
I just haven’t mustered up the gumption to strip these walls and deal with the broken plaster underneath, because there’s always broken plaster underneath.
So, if this vinyl works on my walls, they will work on anyone’s walls.
Here are just a few of the wall decals by CozyWallArt.com.
I’m in love with the laundry sign. It makes me want to gut my laundry room and start over with fresh walls and pretty colors.
That little house would be adorable as part of a gallery wall in an entryway. I can just see black and white family photos all around it.
If you have a child or one on the way, wall decals are absolutely the way to decorate. Believe me, once your child can talk, he or she will begin forming opinions (very strong opinions) of their own. Everything will change.
Wall decals go up and they come down. Easy-peasy. No stress decor. I like that.
I. Love. It.
And, wait until you see behind my desk! Big changes are going on around here. They involve paint, a pair of golden antlers, and some home-made wall art. I’ve also been shopping my house, so things are bit sparse in the other rooms, but one project at a time.
For now, CozyWallArt.com is helping me transform my home office/playroom into something truly unique and fun for me and my family.
Are you working on any projects in your home?
Have tried using wall decals yet?
Check out CozyWallArt.com. You may just fall in love.