DIY Chalkboard Fireplace

18 September

My main apartment requirements both in San Francisco and now New York have always been that my living space has to have plenty of natural light and a touch of character. Whether it be exposed brick, a view, or decorative molding, I need something a little quirky. With my tendency to be a homebody, blank walls simply drive me crazy. We really lucked out with our current space because it has two huge windows, brick walls and a decorative fireplace which really adds to the coziness and charm. 

{Before}

While I love our little marble faux fireplace, I struggled with how to go about filling that slightly awkward space. I first filled it with candles and books and then later with shoes and magazines, but both didn’t feel quite right. Krystal recently gave me the idea to paint the inside with chalkboard paint, and it was the perfect finishing touch!
I painted two coats of Benjamin Moore chalkboard paint then went to town drawing an early Halloween scene. 

{After}

Note: I think you’ll be happy to know that I’ve since added a ghost and a couple bats to my picture. 

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