Make Over Inspiration / DIY Projects

August 14, 2013

makeover diy walls

The house painting really is almost done. Really. We have one bathroom to give a final coat ofย Atlantic Spray (not blue grey in the end, more like dark blue teal and I love it), and I have one stealthy paint job to do to the kitchen/hallway when Michael starts work. We painted it yellow earlier in the year and I hated it from the first brush stroke, but Michael did not want to stop. So now I’m on my own to paint it my wonderful ivory chalk. Possibly with a charcoal half wall thing going on as well.

Very, very nearly there. Once we’re back from Spain, just a few more days of horrible hard labor and we’re at the fun part! And it’s going to start with this awesome DIY magnet wall. In our kitchen, horizontal instead of vertical. And instead of alphabet letters, potentially these washi tape magnets?

I’m not totally sure I have a wall for scribbling all over, but there’s a slim possibility there might be one to spare in the bedroom. Although now that I know exactly how long it takes to paint a stupid wall, I’m a little nervous to screw it up and have to paint it again!

What about you, would you try either of these DIY tricks? And if you went with the written words on the wall, what would you choose to write?


  • Reply Melody August 14, 2013 at 1:04 pm

    The writing~ hands down.
    I’d do Roberts Frost’s poem ~ Mending Wall
    “Something there is that doesn’t love a wall,” …..

    • Reply emily August 14, 2013 at 8:43 pm

      Melody, I think you might be right. A poem would be perfect on a wall, especially in a bedroom. You have me inspired!

    • Reply Lynn Caldwell September 2, 2013 at 12:37 pm

      Just seeing this now. Love the magnet wall! I’m seeking a place in our new extension for a chalkboard wall, but magnet wall would also be cool.
      And a big yes to poetry on the wall! Not sure how I would choose just one though…

      • Reply emily September 2, 2013 at 8:41 pm

        The magnet wall is proving a little difficult to put in place. I can’t find sheet metal anywhere! B&Q have it, but in tiny sheets. Have to explore the industrial estate, then figure out how on earth to drill it into concrete walls :/

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