Wooden Arrows


DSC_1970I thought I’d do a fun project oh, about 3 months ago. I had a few bread boards and a pizza peel. One had a little leather strap on it so I drilled a hole in the other two and threaded some leather through the hole.

Super easy right?

I am my own worst enemy.

We have this niche in our kitchen, long story, but it backs up to the stairs to our basement so it’s just an awkward wall where my husband made a box out of MDF so we could put some shelves in or something.

I’ve painted the inside black part twice, but then I have to keep painting the outer white part too. It only needs ONE LAST 10 minute coat of paint. And I give it a dirty look every time I’m in my kitchen.


I wish this was a post about me telling you that I finally painted it. But I haven’t. And I don’t think I will today. Maybe I will next week? There are 101 one things on my to do list and sadly, this isn’t one of them. And I need to figure out which can of black paint I used and where in the world is my little paint brush?

So for now, the cute little boards with their leather straps act as arrows.



Remember arrows? Sometimes I use them because of a circumstance I can’t control. Sometimes I use them, like today, to help make better a self inflicted wound.

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  1. This is exactly the kind of niche I have envisioned to house our phone/message area. Now I have a picture to show my husband! And arrows? I think I may need an entire house full of arrows:) Thank you for sharing this.

  2. I love these kinda niches—they give a house some personality! I think it looks great : ]

  3. I must have missed the arrows post but I loved reading it today.
    Lovely! :)

  4. At first I thought that niche is totally where my cookbooks would go. But even better would be an enormous, beautiful ceramic platter (or two, depending on how big that niche actually is!) that was not only functional but a piece of art.

  5. I can envision this little cubby fitted with glass shelves and backed with some gorgeous fabric or wallpaper. Can’t wait to see it finished.

  6. I feel your pain. My kitchen has about half of it’s wallpaper border scraped off. It’s just too painful and there’s not a big enough block of time to just do it and get it over with.

  7. I’m dying to know what type of nails/brads you used to hang the boards. They are lovely. Did they require any anchoring into the wall to support the weight of the breadboards?


    • oh yes, they are just fancy upholstery tacks! whenever I see them I buy them, from hardware stores and such I just hammered them into the wall with a wine bottle or a shoe or something, no hammer required!

  8. Every time I am being a perfectionist, I remember the arrows. Thank you for bringing that concept into my life! I have a big ugly tv since I can’t afford a nice, new flat screen. It’s the first thing you look at when you walk in. Well, it was! I remembered arrows, so now instead of looking at the tv, you see a beautiful mirror that hangs above it. A couple more tweaks and I bet the tv will be the last thing we notice :)

  9. Have you considered completing the rough brush stroke border in white all the way around? Maybe giving up on a perfect line there util you can get to it would be the way to go. In the meantime, it would look country rustic. :)

  10. Noticed this in your last post and love them! I think they go perfectly in that little nook :)

  11. What a clever idea! I think it turned out great, and the wall looks kind of like a neat chalkboard finish – so don’t even bother painting ;)

  12. I like it too! Someone else mentioned glass shelving, I think that would be beautiful with the chalkboard background.

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