Kitchen Chalkboard Wall


I'll be the first to admit that sometimes I just want to get a project started, and tell myself "I'll come back and touch that up later".  That was the case with this U.G.L.Y. you ain't got no alibi ugly telephone jack that is disrupting my chalkboard wall.  The initial thought was that we could put a phone there, however our home is a 60's ranch and has no electric to plug a modern phone into {we don't even have a land line}. Instead I decided for some unknown reason to "disguise" it... um, not so much!

I wish I had know how easy this would be to remove YEARS ago!  Apparently telephone wires can be cut and shoved into the wall.   

Yikes, this was honestly the scariest part for me, I have always been told never under any circumstance cut wire without turning off the electric.  I left the plastic housing in the wall because honestly it looked like it had become one with the wall.
 
Then a little patch work with the help of a mesh and metal wall repair kit and some spackle.  The tricky part was sanding it to the same texture as the rest of the wall.  A couple coats of chalkboard paint and your done.  With the confidence I have gained doing this little project, I am thinking I can tackle taking out the outdated intercom system.  I mean really in a ranch style home do you really need those monstrosities? 


 


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10 comments:

  1. I have the same issues with our 1986 house...yet never thought to just remove the outlet?!?!?! we don't have a land line either, and I guess I was worried about the next owner and if they'd want one. But why do I care?!? It's my house now!!! You've inspired me to do away with some of these eye sores!!

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  2. a little change like obliterating a wall jack makes a huge difference =) I haven't dry-walled or repaired anything in so long.... I cant wait to tackle projects like this in my own house someday.

    LOVE the chalkboard wall! <3 and the quote!

    xoxo
    Jenn @ Peas & Crayons

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  3. It's so cute! I love chalkboards. This quote is great, too (: You're so handy!

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  4. Love the quote! Great job getting it done, I do the same thing...I still need to touch up the inside of the wall where my chalkboard wall meets.

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  5. I love the chalkboard! I am thinking about doing a wall in my dining room! BTW, I love your blog :)

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  6. Fabulous! I love the words and the beautiful monogram. I'm finding you via the chalkboard party. I'm your newest follower and would be delighted to have you follow me back!
    Have a wonderful day!
    Tammy

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  7. I love your chalkboard and your blog! So glad to visit from 65th Ave.

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  8. love it! Love Jane Austin too!!

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  9. very nice work! i am really loving the monogram you drew. beautiful home!
    -kristen

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  10. Having this board around your kitchen could greatly help in the aesthetic of your kitchen. I have this on my kitchen and also having a glass splashbacks could be a great add.ons!

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