July 8, 2013

Jumping on the (Chalkboard) Wagon

DIY chalkboard

Chalkboards were popular, like, 3 years ago.  I know.  I’m late to the party.  But three years ago, I had no need for a chalkboard and it would’ve been an odd little organizer with notes like “Next month: bread” or “Check milk box” literally every day of the week.

Now, though, I have a use for a chalkboard!  I have a munchkin, we have a summer mommy-and-munchkin “bucket list”, and I’m keeping track of our activities as we cross them off. 

And it was a cheap find too.  I found a $6 pink swirlygirly butterfly corkboard at HobLob…

Hobby Lobby girly girl corkboard

…painted the cork front and back with homemade chalkboard paint, slapped some (leftover from the porch bench) mustard yellow over the frame, sanded it down and roughed it up, swiped some Restore-a-Finish (to give it a little depth) on top, and called it good.

Turning this corkboard to a chalkboard

And, sorry, I’m not showing a whole lot of it at the moment, since it’s full of very identifiable places/things and I kinda like the idea that the whole world doesn’t know exactly where I live.  Or something like that.

Here’s a little bone, though:  I actually did something with the dining room wall, and I’ll show you in an upcoming post, including a full shot of the fancy schmancy new chalkboard.  I don’t think the wall is done yet, but we’re at least off the starting block.

Thanks for reading!

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