DIY CHALKBOARD UPDATE

DIY Chalkboard
I used to have a smaller white chalkboard hanging here that was used at our wedding, but the chalkboard paint was getting scratched off the glass and it was time for a new coat. It sounded like a good plan, but as soon as Corey took the glass out it shattered. So I did what every reasonable person does. I got in the car and drove over to the thrift store and bought another frame. Problem solved.

The old frame even got a new home. A few weeks earlier I broke the cheap, plastic frame around our guest book/photo mat (that still doesn’t have a wedding picture in it) and the white frame was a perfect fit. When I figured this out I was actually glad that first piece of glass broke. Now to just get a picture printed and may I can finally get it hung after almost 2 years of marriage.

I originally intended to just use the glass from the new frame, but I liked how much thicker it was and that it took up a little more room on the wall. For the new chalkboard, we went with a turquoise to add some more punch to our (off)white walls and I now want to spray paint everything this color.

DIY Chalkboard
When I say *I* want to spray paint what I really mean is I want Corey to spray paint. You may not know this, but he is a master spray painter. Seriously. All his projects comes out perfect and mine are always spotty and drippy because I’m way too impatient. I know my strengths, and spray painting isn’t one of them. Lucky for me, I picked a good one.

DIY Chalkboard
Add a quick bunting made from some printed duct tape and a little twine and this is easily my favorite corner of the house. For now. I’m still looking for something to go on the wall next to the chalkboard but can’t make up my mind. What else is new? DIY Painted Flowerpot

I painted this little flower pot a few years ago on a whim one afternoon when I had time to just do things like that. The plant I originally put in it died and it’s just been sitting in the windowsill full of dirt ever since. I love that I finally found a home for it and I’m thinking about giving him a few friends soon, if I can find the time.

Things are getting done around here and to do lists and getting smaller, just not as quickly as we’d like. Most of our projects are bigger, take all weekend, type of things. So it feels good to cross something off, even if it is just a small chalkboard update. One thing at a time.

DIY Chalkboard

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