Kitchen Wall

When we moved into this townhouse 2 years ago, our plan was to knock down the wall that divides the kitchen and the scullery area. The kitchen is pretty dark, as the only window in the room is in the scullery, behind the wall. On an overcast day, you need to switch the light on.

The cupboards are a medium to dark finish and tiles in the house are also a medium colour (my choice would be light light tiles and cupboards).

Anyway, so knocking down the wall isn;t going to happen anymore… and the wall is just such a waste of space. We have really high ceilings, and the wall irritates me. it is 3m high (from floor to ceiling) and about 2m across. It is tiled, and has the light switch slap bang in the middle of the wall.


I think I want to paint the wall. Paint over the tiles. Apparently this is possible.

I want to paint it. white. bright white white. So lighten up the dark kitchen. I would like to do something else on the wall, so it isn’t just a big white white hospital wall. But I also don;t want to go crazy as the kitchen is quite small and obviously more detail will defeat the whole object of trying to lighten and brighten the room…


this is a pic of the wall as it is now:

ugly hey…?


I saw something on Pinterest the other day and was inspired…

this is what I saw:

the inspirational piece is the little blackboard week planner thingy… i love it!


Now, making that shelf frame thingy is just never ever gonna happen… so I thought what if I block off tiles and make little blackboard days straight on the wall with that magical blackboard paint…?

my (very rough created in 5 minutes in photoshop) vision:


what do you think? Do you have any other ideas to make that damn wall interesting and useful, but not crazy busy?



Comments (4)

RachelDecember 12th, 2011 at 2:55 pm

You can mosaic over the tiles. a friend redid her bathroom that way.
It can then be as busy as you want

AngelDecember 12th, 2011 at 3:26 pm

It is your entryway to the kitchen so you don’t want to do anything too busy.
I like the idea of painting it white and the chalk noticeboard. What about a small framed sculpture or painting above each day’s board? Or even this just above head height?

adminDecember 12th, 2011 at 3:28 pm

love the framed cutlery (or any frame… and love the shelf – a lot… not sure if the husband creature will build and install me a shelf :p … oooh, what about those floating boxes…? hmmm, yes… now to convince him :p hehe

AngelDecember 12th, 2011 at 8:03 pm

I use the floating shelves everywhere! Over the TV with DVDs on, in the kitchen with cupcakes on, in my bedroom with DVDs on… Love them!

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