The House in My Head: Chalkboard Wall

I'm (sadly) scheduled to go back to work in one measly week, and I am a hot mess of emotions about it. On the one hand, I LOVE my job and am so looking forward to having some structure to my days again. On the other hand, Adeline is obviously the best thing in the whole wide world and if I could continue to spend every day cuddling with her, singing songs, telling stories and watching her little faces, I 100% would. I imagine this is how most every new mom feels when it's about time to head back to work, so if anyone has advice for me on how to help the transition along, I'm all ears!

In other news, now that I'm not pregnant anymore I'm itching to get back to tweaking the house and continuing to inject our personality into it... starting with fun little projects that can be tackled during nap time. Since I am about to head back to work, Dan has a varying schedule, we somehow (sort of) still have a social life, and Adeline will be going to daycare, I'm realizing the need for some kind of "command center" where I can attempt to keep track of the day to day and maybe even go as far as doing some meal planning. Enter the ever-popular and sort-of-cliche-but-I-don't-care chalkboard wall!

There's a whole mess of new chalkboard wall inspiration on Pinterest these days thanks to the growing trend in hand lettering and modern calligraphy. Behold!

With Adeline here to stay, I love thinking about how the house can and will change as she grows, and I love that in the coming years she'll have a wall to color on and tape art projects to. We're going with a small wall that's right outside of the kitchen, and since that area is in the middle of the house and has no natural light, I didn't want to make it too much darker and decided on a deep teal blue rather than black for the chalkboard. 

Glidden's Approaching Storm

Glidden's Approaching Storm

Before and after pictures to come once we paint - hoping for this weekend!