Sunday, October 30, 2011

Chalkboard Love


I have seen so many great chalkboards on blogs and have been so envious!  So, when I spotted this dresser mirror for only $5 I knew just what to do with it.

I know it's hard to focus on the mirror with all the mess in the photo, but trust me there is a mirror there :)

And it has these little finials shaped like globes that I knew would be perfect for stringing a banner from.

Aren't they cute?

So, I removed the glass, painted the backer board with chalkboard paint and painted the frame. This was going to hang in my dining area so I used my paint that was color-matched to my kitchen cabinets and then added a little glaze like on the cabinets. I can't decide if I should paint the globes, so for now they are in their original finish.

I made two bunting banners and a pumpkin wreath for a layered effect. And here she is - TADA! My very own chalkboard to decorate for every season or write notes or post menus....

(And yes, that is a unpainted patched spot on the wall. Just keeping it real!)

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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Versatile Blogger Award


I've been given an award by Inspire Me Heather!

Inspire Me Heather

Thanks so much for recognizing me!

The rules for this award is:
1. Thank and link back to the person who gave the award to you
2. Share 7 things about yourself
3. Send it along to 15 other bloggers and let them know you have awarded them!

Okay, so here are my seven things:
1.  I have a twin sister.  I am older by seventeen minutes.
2) I played flute in my high school marching band.
3) I had the Forrest Gump theme played at my wedding and had boxes of chocolates at the reception.
4) I love gyros, potica and porketta and of course chocolate
5) I love to paint anything
6) I live in my hometown
7) I am so thankful that I found decorating blogs!

Some of the blogs that I passed the award along too are brand new with only a few followers. I love the creative names that they all have.

I am passing this award along to the following bloggers: