Friday, May 14, 2010

I have a chalkboard problem

I do.
I'm addicted.
Admitting you have a problem is the first step - right?
I have a problem.
Just look.

There are 3 in my kitchen alone. 
Here's one. (please excuse the tools on my Chambers - my husband thinks of it as a catch-all spot - don't get me started - I digress - just look at the chalkboard!)

Here's a better shot of it 

Here's another on the back of my newly re-done island
And these little dollar store gems.

I took this during the painting of the chalkboard paint. 
There is one in the kitchen next to the coffee maker - it has the word "smile" on it.

Although I am generally smiling if I am getting coffee.
Here is another one of the silver trays
Out on my front porch. 
(Oh and I just bought a new door mat today. The fall leaves mat will go away until this autumn.)

This one is in my dining room.
I haven't done my reveal post for the dining room yet because I need one more thing. Consider this a teaser.
This is how that chalkboard started.
 But - it was $5 at a junk store. 
I sanded it down first
  then I Heirloom'd it
Then sanded it a bit again to rough it up and
then painted on the chalkboard paint
And now I have this in my newly re-done dining room

My son has 4 chalkboard surfaces in his room
This little blue chalkboard that sits by his bed

This sign on his crate is a chalkboard 
This is the other one.
And he has an art easel that is a chalkboard on 1 side. (I didn't make that one though)

I heart chalkboard paint. 
It makes me happy. 
I change the sayings out on the ones in my kitchen every week.
AND I love having that large one in my dining room. I decide on the menu for the week and put it on there and then everyone knows what we are having and when. 

It makes me smile. I'm going to try and find some chalkboard markers tomorrow - they are supposed to be FABULOUS. Here's hoping they have them at Micheal's.

So how about ya'll? Is there any one thing craft wise that you just LURVE?

I'm linking up!
Hodgepodge Friday over at It's a Hodgepodge Life

Trash to Treasure Friday Blog Hop at Trash to Treasure Decorating (my favorite kind!)

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It's Follow Friday!
I love this blog hop - great way to find new blogs and make new friends!
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And remember - I'm going to be doing a giveaway of some GORGEOUS hand-stamped jewelry as soon as I hit 50 followers! Keep checking back!


  1. I heart chalkboards too! Visiting from Friday Follow (-:

  2. I like the way they look. Very cute.

    I was considering using your method in my house then I remembered. I have an extreme aversion to chalk. I can't stand to touch it or smell it. Is there something wrong with me!
    I am a teacher too. (So glad we have dry erase boards.)

  3. Heather - apparently there are these things called Chalkboard markers - think dry erase markers for chalkboards - TONS of dark colors and they erase - NO DUST!!! I'm off to find some today - if I can't them I'll order them online. GENIUS. And with those you could embrace the chalkboard addiction!

  4. heart is going pitter pat.

  5. Okay, now I am inspired! And just when I told myself I would not hit any garage sales this weekend ;)

  6. lol I want one
    from FF and wanted to say hi.
    Take a minute an check my blog out if you haven't already.
    I have lots of great giveaways going on.
    Thanks :)

  7. Wonderful chalk boards I love it. I did one for the kids it was on the back of their book shelf. Then I put it as a room divider with a reading place on one side and an arts and crafts spot on the other. Happy FF

  8. Your chalkboard sickness rocks. Great blog. I'm already a follower.


  9. I loved chalkboards as a kid, and I am begging my husband to use the chalkboard paint in the playroom! (The boys play school with the easel - why not?!?)

    Here from FF - great meeting you!

    Stop by my book blog sometime!

  10. Hi! Thanks for visiting my blog and for being my 100th follower!!! Your blog is really great, and I must say, you have quite an adorable kitchen!
    I'll be coming back to read more : )

  11. I love all the chalkboards!

    Thanks for linking up on my blog hop.

    from Trash to Treasure Decorating