You might think this simple idea works only if you happen to be as gifted as the guy who did this mural, Los Angeles based artist Matt Sharack. Well, you might be right - but I feel like chalk is a primitive, organic medium suited to imperfection. There, you now have license to scribble and come up with something beautiful. What I responded to about this concept was not so much the undeniable brilliance of the art but it's shape and scale. It plays with the old school placement of living room art as our folks might have hung it. It would be funny and beautiful to do a random grouping of smaller "pieces" (maybe one hangs slightly crooked). I think abstract would be equally as cool.
The entire wall has been painted with chalkboard paint and "seasoned " with chalk to mottle the surface and give it a patina.