I have 2 table extenders from my already long dining table so I have decided to paint them with black board paint and draw some great typographic posters on them with quotes or lyrics that I really love. They’ll be hung in the kitchen in front of the dining table. I have bought chalkboard pens so I get nice crisp lines as opposed to real chalk.
The only problem is, there are so many quotes and lyrics that I love, I’m having a pretty tough time deciding.
There are some lyrics that are really personal to me which would be fine I guess, if I lived alone. But, they mean nothing to my husband or children. So then I started to think about lyrics that I love which would be more appropriate for my family. Stand by Me: Ben E King was the first that came to mind. As I have 2 boards, I need 1 long quote or two quotes that go really well together.
So I think these two sections of lyrics would be great together. However, after searching for inspiration, I’m drawn to some beautiful quotes by Roald Dahl which I think are maybe more appropriate for my children. I think it’s important to grow up around great words. I know they’ll grow up reading his stories.
And then these are some more great quotes particularly suitable for children, from Alice in Wonderland and about being curious because it sums up my children’s attitudes, I hope they’re always adventurous.
I like this quote because from a Midsummer Night’s dream, my daughter has always been quite petite and has been struggling with her speech and language, and so, even if she doesn’t understand these words yet, it reminds me that she’s strong.
I think I need more boards!!!