Wednesday, July 11

Cafe style chalkboard decor for the Dining area under 10$



I was looking for a way to decorate the dining area of my new home.It is one of the most used spaces as people gather in the dining and the kitchen area when there is a get together or even when friends come home for 'Chai'. So i was sure, i did not want to use the watercolor or acrylic medium for the dining room wall painting as my living room is filled with watercolor  painting.

I have loved the idea of chalkboard menus in cafes and other restaurants and thought of implementing the chalkboard art in the dining area, But i did not want to paint the walls using the chalkboard paint and i had a budget to work with. I had two restrictions, i wanted to have chalkboard art big enough to cover the empty wall in my dining area and also had a budget of  20$ to do the same.

I went in search of canvas that was big enough to cover the required space, but the cost was super high. So i though of re-purposing some used canvas and went in search of old canvas in goodwill. I stumbled upon a beautiful canvas that was quite big and was only 6$. What a luck!!



I got a small bottle of chalkboard paint for 2$ in wall-mart. Under-budget. I painted the canvas using the chalkboard paint and let it dry for an hour before i started 'chalking' on it.



I already had chalk pencils with me, that helped me get the precision and details. I love the way the chalk board canvas looks now and the dining room looks like a cafe :)


Monday, July 2

Mood Boards- A welcoming and relaxing living room- part 2


Mood Boards are a great way to convey our ideas on design and fashion which can be difficult to communicate sometimes. So if there is difficulty in expressing some idea, the best way to go is creating mood boards.

What is a mood board?

"A mood board is a combination of images, texts, colors, quotes that define the mood and the style of the project". It is a tool to bring out the ideas inside our head and to present it. Mood boards come in different forms. There are also 3D mood boards that enable us to design a 3-dimensional view of a room. This is very convenient if you are planning to remodel your house.

All you have to do is use the mood boards to see how the room will look like or if the furniture that you have been dreaming to buy, suits your living room layout.

My Mood Board:  A welcoming and relaxing living room. You can check out my previous living room mood board ideas here.

I decided to do a mood board design project and decided to work on the living room. I wanted to create an inviting, peaceful, fun space that would be great to entertain friends and family.

This is what I came up with for the living room. These mood boards are 3D boards Which are based on a theme.