8.15.2008

The Magic of Chalkboard Paint

Just a quick little post since I am sitting on the couch with my hubby watching the Olympics (go Michael Phelps!) and vegging out.  A few people have mentioned my little chalkboard sign that I used the other day to wish Nina a Happy Birthday.  

That sign, I am proud to say, I found at a thrift store for $3.  Originally it had "little champ" (or something like that) painted on it.  I just taped the edges, sprayed some chalkboard paint in the center, and attached a big, fat grosgrain ribbon to hang it.  It is made of metal so it is perfect for writing with chalk.  It hangs in my kitchen and I just love scribbling little notes on it, like this one, written a few weeks ago when we were heading out to the county parade.

Thrift store finds are the best!  Hopefully I will have many more to share with you in the days to come.  OK, have a good weekend everyone!



16 comments:

Joy said...

CUTE! CUTE! CUTE! I like the details on the frame and the ribbon is a perfect addition.

Rae said...

What a fabulous find and transformation! I love it!

Lisa & Gerald said...

I love your black board! great Idea and great find.! I also love the 2nd hand store You will never know what you will find! Today is my day to look around here!
Have a great Day!

Keeper of the Skies Wife said...

That is a terrific idea. I'll have to share that one with my daughter. Thanks

Christy said...

Good to know! I can never find any of these great items at thrift stores though:(

I'm glad you enjoyed the Sloppy Joes. We have them a lot at our house. it's great recipe to make the night before and then put in the crock pot the next day i often do this so we can have them Sunday after church.

Have a nice weekend!

P.S. I'm adding you to my blog list:)

Screaming Meme said...

Very cute! I have one that I painted the words "Menu" on...I love it! Great job! Screaming Meme

Davene said...

I like that a lot! I'll have to keep my eyes open for something I can transform like that. :)

Jboo said...

Very cute!! Will be checking back often to see what other great "finds" you have! Have a fun weekend!
Janet

Sandy Toes said...

I love that chalkboard. I was thinking of putting chalkboard paint on my side door to go into the garage...my hubby thinks I am crazy but it may be fun. I agree with Christy...I never find good things at thrift shops but it is fun to see what you get!
Deb at www.shellinyourpocket.blogspot.com

At Home Redesigns said...

That's a great idea. Very clever!

Kris said...

That is so cute...I always love finding a good deal like that!!

Oh, and I am making that banana bread tomorrow - it sounds yummy!

Jodee Leader said...

I soooo wish I had your creative bone!

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

I am a first time visitor to your blog....found you through Jodee's.....you have some very creative and cute ideas....love it!

I will definitley be back to check in.....I love to decorate, but not so good with the organizing....maybe you can teach me a thing or two!!!

Hope you had a great weekend!

Lisa

Holly said...

just found your blog! Very cute!

Bella's momma said...

This is fabulous. I am taking this idea and running to the thrift store to find the perfect piece to do this to!!!

AliceAnderson said...

How cute. Love it! I might have to add ribbon to mine. :)