Tuesday, November 16, 2010


I really don't think I've ever shown pics of my teeny galley kitchen, so now that I have replaced the old stove and given one of the walls a dramatic facelift I wanted to share it with you. I was inspired by a post at MY SWEET SAVANNAH a while back which was the catalyst for the wall's new look. Let me know what you think...


TheSmithHotel said...

Lovely! I love it! Love the chalkboard wall too!


Under the Willow said...

What do I think??? It's fabulous- looks like a picture from a magazine.

I just purchased a set of chalkboards from Pottery Barn for my son and daughter-in-law for their kitchen.

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

It's darling, Shelley!
You don't need a lot of space to pack in a lot of style.


Sweet Old Vintage said...

What a sweet kitchen and oh my gosh the blackboard wall ... waht a charming and clever idea.... Great inspiration.

countrycharisma said...

Real eye-catcher! chalkboard wall is terrific! love your valance over the door too!

KarenSue said...

I think it looks great!

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Shell, your kitchen may be small (it's actually bigger than mine), but it's packed full of charm! Love the walls too.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I love it! From the chalkboard wall to the skirting by your sink and the architectural piece over the door.

Debra@Common Ground said...

I love everything about it. The chalkboard wall really gives it some depth and oomph. The sink and skirt, the header above the door...wonderful! Glad you finally shared it!

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

I think you nailed it! It is really stylish and packs a lot of punch! That chalkboard wall is so fun!

Amy said...

Great things come in small packages, right?
It is darling
and it reminds me of a kitchen redo that was on HGTV not to long ago.

* French Farmhouse 425 * said...

~**~Wow!! It looks fantastic!! Great job and so inspiring too~*~Hugs,Rachel ~*~*

d. reyné said...

Oh Shelley!
It's fabulous!
I have been wanting a chalkboard wall too...I think they are wonderful!
I love your kitchen color palette!
It's soothing and oh so Shelley!
I think you need to be published!
It looks alot larger than most galley Kithens!
Is it?
I love the sink too and the ruffled skirt!
Okay...I am a tad bit jealous!

But in a good way!
Have a wonderful evening my friend!
Blessings and hugs

d. reyné said...

Okay Shelley!
I am back already...Hubby walked in and I had to show him your kitchen!
He asked how you got your chalkboard to be that great shade of grey?
It is really cool!

My Blessed Serendipity Life said...

LOVE that chalkboard wall. - Charming kitchen!


Martys Fiber Musings said...

What a great look! I love your small space...it makes me go WOW!

vintagesusie & wings said...

OK...that's just way too cooooool! I ADORE it & think I will be running to get my chalkboard paint ASAP & paint something with it...it's delightful!

Tammy said...

A darling kitchen!! I see yummy meals being made here!!
Tammy :-)


I also have a "teeny" galley kitchen! It's open at both ends..I love the chalk board walls. Great for the Grand's to write on.
Loved the little "bugger" story!
Deb :)

Faded Charm said...

Very cool! I love how this turned out. I need to find a place to have another chalkboard. The one I hav is in the hallway and really hard to get a good photo of even though my girls are constantly drawing new things on it.

Great addition to any kitchen.

Take care,


Polly said...

Love it Shelley! The chalkboard wall is super fun and your little drawings are just perfect!!

Heaven's Walk - said...

Shelley - you did an awesome job on your adorable little kitchen! It belongs in a magazine! I adore the chalkboard wall - and love that kitchen sink skirt!!!! What did you make that from? And will you tell us how you made it?? :)

xoxo laurie

A Cottage Muse said...

Wow...you've packed a ton of style in that small space! Love that chalkboard wall and your drawings!

lindamarcov said...

your lettering on the board is stunning.. great job.. I love it.

Anonymous said...

I LOVE it, Shelley! I knew as soon as I read the title of your post that I was in for a treat... because you never disappoint. :) For such a small kitchen, you've packed it full of character and charm, yet it still looks sophisticated... just lovely!! Now you've got me wondering which wall I can put some chalkboard paint on. Thanks for the inspiration!
Happy WW my friend!
Jo :)

Sophie said...

LOOOVE the chalkboard wall <3

Love your blog..this is my first time visiting.

Please check mine out too if you'd like!!



Anonymous said...

Hi Shelley,
I absolutely LOVE your kitchen, especially the chalk board wall!! I've always wanted to do this.
Your kitchen is just perfect!!
Have a great day.

Bohemian said...

Love the chalkboard wall... I wanted to paint an old fridge with the Green Chalkboard paint and then frame it in with salvage chippy lumber... alas, could only find the Black Chalkboard paint so I scrapped the whole idea... but I knew my Grandkids would love the concept of having a fridge that could be written upon and have notes/messages to each other.

Dawn... The Bohemian

June said...

LOVE,LOVE,LOVE IT. WOW...this is beautiful Shelley. What a great idea.

love to you...

Darlie said...

Stunning Shelley !

Tarnished and Tattered said...

Good job girl! Didn't see the before but I think it's very you. I'd like to try the chalk board thing. I'd have to improve my penmanship first. Lisa

" SHABBY JUNK" said...

Love the chalkboard wall. I did the side of my kitchen cacinet with chalkboard paint.

Rebecca said...

Hi Shelly
Wow that is really different - I have never seen a wall done in chalkboard. It is fantastic, very cool
Love the rest of the kitchen too

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Your kitchen may be small, but it's super high in style, Shelley! Love the chalkboard wall.

Chrissy said...

Oh my gosh...I LOVE IT!!! We are redoing our kitchen in the new year and yours is just the inspiration I needed...I just love it!! Thanks!

Fågel Blå said...

have a nice Sun day!

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