Chalkboard Wall with Hanging Copper Planters

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Chalkboard Wall with Hanging Copper Planters

A chalkboard wall with hanging copper planters: perfect for turning a big, blank kitchen wall into something that is stylish, fun, and functional! 

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Hey guys! I hope you’re having a great weekend so far. I am really excited to be guest posting over on Sinkology’s blog today  – this post will also be shared over there. They have tons of awesome posts so if you’re looking for some serious food, décor, and DIY inspiration, head over and check them out!

Chalkboard wall with hanging copper planters - perfect for turning a big, blank kitchen wall into something that is stylish, fun, and functional! 

When we first moved into our home, I was about a month away from delivering our now-toddler, Henry, and we were really focused on getting the house functional for life with a brand new baby. Luckily most of the work that needed to be done was cosmetic. We did things like refinish the hardwood floors, move in furniture, paint the walls, hang curtains, remove an old shower door…you get the picture.

We were so busy, and there were a few walls and spaces in the house that we weren’t quite sure what to do with. So we ended up just throwing some random rugs down and hanging old art up that we didn’t quite love, but it got the job done. It made the house feel like our home – something that’s so important when bringing a new baby home, in my book!

There’s a good-sized blank wall in our kitchen that ended up with a big coffee bag hanging on it. The coffee bag was cool, but it was just a little…out of place. I didn’t love it. Here’s a super glamorous shot of the wall that includes our dog dishes and trash can. #reallife ;)

Chalkboard wall with hanging copper planters - perfect for turning a big, blank kitchen wall into something that is stylish, fun, and functional! 

So while brainstorming ways to make the wall pretty, fun, and functional, I came up with the idea of painting a big chalkboard on the wall. Henry is getting to the age where he likes to draw and color, so I’m hoping a giant chalkboard will keep him from coloring on the walls. Right?! ;)

I’ve been really into copper lately – we are putting a copper tub and sink from Sinkology into our upstairs bathroom, and I’m also incorporating it into my Fall décor. So, I wanted to somehow include copper into the chalkboard wall. What I ended up with is pretty cool, I think, so I’m excited to show you guys!

Creating the chalkboard was really simple: I basically just painted a big rectangle on the wall! I measured in three inches from each side (top, sides, bottom) and used a level and pencil to draw out straight lines. Then, I used a small foam roller to apply black chalkboard paint. I used Valspar’s version, but any kind would be fine!

As far as the planters, I found some really inexpensive little galvanized metal buckets at Hobby Lobby ($2 each!) and spray painted them with metallic copper paint. Just an FYI: if you are going to do this project and you choose to use the same paint I did…it was SUPER drippy! Like, I’m talking the messiest spray paint I have ever used. So be forewarned: maybe wear some gloves and cover the surface you’re painting on really well. I walked around the rest of the day with copper paint on my hands AND it dripped onto our glass patio table top. Oops.

Chalkboard wall with hanging copper planters - perfect for turning a big, blank kitchen wall into something that is stylish, fun, and functional!  Chalkboard wall with hanging copper planters - perfect for turning a big, blank kitchen wall into something that is stylish, fun, and functional! 

You can find the paint here. Chalkboard wall with hanging copper planters - perfect for turning a big, blank kitchen wall into something that is stylish, fun, and functional! 

Once everything was dry, I got a little crazy and suspended a stick from the ceiling with some simple hooks and clear jewelry string (similar to fishing line). Then, I used that same type of string to hang the pots (with faux lambs ear in them – so good for early Fall!) from the stick.

I’m sure my husband thought I was insane when I told  him my plan for the stick and the pots, but I just blamed it on being pregnant and nesting. That works right?

Chalkboard wall with hanging copper planters - perfect for turning a big, blank kitchen wall into something that is stylish, fun, and functional! 

Chalkboard wall with hanging copper planters - perfect for turning a big, blank kitchen wall into something that is stylish, fun, and functional! 

Chalkboard wall with hanging copper planters - perfect for turning a big, blank kitchen wall into something that is stylish, fun, and functional! Chalkboard wall with hanging copper planters - perfect for turning a big, blank kitchen wall into something that is stylish, fun, and functional! Chalkboard wall with hanging copper planters - perfect for turning a big, blank kitchen wall into something that is stylish, fun, and functional! 

Chalkboard wall with hanging copper planters - perfect for turning a big, blank kitchen wall into something that is stylish, fun, and functional! 

Chalkboard wall with hanging copper planters - perfect for turning a big, blank kitchen wall into something that is stylish, fun, and functional! Chalkboard wall with hanging copper planters - perfect for turning a big, blank kitchen wall into something that is stylish, fun, and functional! 

You can see how I created these hanging pendant lights [here] and there are more photos and details of the space [here].

What are your thoughts on this chalkboard wall with hanging copper planters? Would you try it out in your own home?

I actually have additional plans for this space that may or may not include a coffee bar and some faux brick…but we have a baby due in just over two weeks and I’m trying to reign in the crazy just a bit. ;) I’ll wait on those projects for now, but I really love how the chalkboard wall turned out!

PS: Stay tuned for my Fall tour – I will be sharing that on Monday!

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  • Reply
    Luci
    September 16, 2017 at 4:14 pm

    Love the chalkboard wall! Great idea!

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    candy
    September 16, 2017 at 7:31 pm

    Love this idea. Looks like the farmhouse style I truly love. Wonderful thing is I can find a wall and paint it myself and I could paint the buckets different colors to change them out for the different seasons. So excited to start this project now.

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      lifeonshadylane
      September 18, 2017 at 3:35 pm

      Yes!! You could definitely change them out for different seasons, I love that idea!

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    Aireona- Nightborn Travel
    September 17, 2017 at 1:03 pm

    OMG! I love that look and I had never thought to try making it for myself. That is really cool!

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    Shelby @ For The Love of Paws
    September 17, 2017 at 5:59 pm

    I have always wanted a chalkboard wall!! So cute.

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      lifeonshadylane
      September 18, 2017 at 3:34 pm

      It’s super simple to do, Shelby! Try it out! :)

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    feldon
    September 17, 2017 at 6:20 pm

    Interior designer much? Haha, great job! I really love how creative you are. I’m a horrible decorator, but I keep the house clean! I’m sure my wife will appreciate my new found talent :)

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      lifeonshadylane
      September 18, 2017 at 3:34 pm

      LOL!! Thank you Feldon!! Keeping the house clean is definitely a skill that comes in handy, so don’t knock it! ;)

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    Sondra Barker
    September 17, 2017 at 6:50 pm

    This is such a great home DIY! So cute and very pinteresty. Love it!

    Sondra xx
    prettyfitfoodie.com

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    Ritika
    September 17, 2017 at 9:05 pm

    My FAVORITE season is almost here. I love tutorials about DIY decorating! This is so so cute, I might just have to give it a shot – although I may hang a chalkboard painted plaque (#rentersproblems) instead of painting the wall. I love the copper – definitely very Autumnal!

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      lifeonshadylane
      September 18, 2017 at 3:33 pm

      Hi Ritika! You could totally hang a chalkboard up – that would be perfect! Glad you found the post useful! :) :)

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    Hra
    September 18, 2017 at 8:21 am

    I love to change things!! You gave me some good ideas!! thanks for sharing with us :-0

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    Michael
    September 18, 2017 at 2:32 pm

    We are redecorating right now — this looks super easy and great! Thanks for sharing

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    andrea
    September 18, 2017 at 9:07 pm

    OMG, I love it! And it looks you have texture walls which I have so I am going to have to try this. I have been wanting something like this for some time. Your designs are incredible keep them coming

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      lifeonshadylane
      September 19, 2017 at 6:33 pm

      YES we have textured plaster in most of our home actually!! It makes painting and hanging things a little difficult but it’s manageable! LOL! Thanks so much – I hope you do try it out in your own home!

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    tina grant
    September 19, 2017 at 6:01 am

    What a great idea. I would even consider using the lower part for my grandkids to write on or leaving family messages

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      lifeonshadylane
      September 19, 2017 at 6:33 pm

      Thanks so much! That’s exactly what we’re going to do – let the kids draw on the bottom. :)

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    Elena
    September 19, 2017 at 5:31 pm

    OMG I love this idea. I am all about decorating lately so I can try this idea as well.

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    Pammy
    September 20, 2017 at 12:09 am

    Awesome decorative project! I’m gonna try it as well! Thanks for sharing!

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    Thena
    September 23, 2017 at 11:17 am

    Love this, looks amazing! I need to be more creative in my home and try something fun like this! Thank you for sharing!

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    elizabeth o
    September 25, 2017 at 9:45 am

    You did a great job with your decor idea for the fall. I love the chalkboard effect on the wall too. Perfect for little kids with busy hands.

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