We are FINALLY getting around to hanging pictures in the house! Who knew hanging pictures would be so time consuming! Anyway we have this empty wall at the edge of our kitchen that I knew needed something where we could put our notes/grocery list/menu ideas.
A few years ago I saw this idea on Pinterest and got totally pumped and made it. Dustin wasn't quite so thrilled (and we never really had anywhere it would fit in to hang before) so it sat in a box until we moved again. Well it doesn't really match our decor (I probably could have just changed out the paper backgrounds) and I wanted something bigger for that wall since we aren't putting anything on the fridge like magnets/lists etc. So I decided I wanted to try a chalk board- since they are all the rage these days.
I would totally link back to Jessica at Little Baby Garvin blog for this project's inspiration but since my computers broken and I don't have those capabilities check out her blog at www.littlebabygarvin.blogspot.com and thank me later! Seriously how cute are her kiddos?!
Anyway I was racking my brain on how to build one (she built hers out of plywood and trim). We have extra trim and can find extra plywood all over our neighborhood since it's a construction zone but then I saw an old cork board lying in the back of the garage and knew that would suffice! So we taped her up and a-spraying a went!
Also used the back so the front would still be able to be used as a cork board!
After I sprayed it the first time we ran some errands and when we came home it was dry so being the giddy school girl I had to try it out....bad idea. It left indentations on the board (I guess the let dry 24 hours directions really does mean something;)). So I gave it another quick coat the next day and viola good as new and works perfect!
Since we used the back there wasn't any hooks to hang it by, so Dustin being the handy man he is, added some to it so it wouldn't fall down every time we wrote on it!
After we hung it up I rubbed the entire chalkboard with chalk like the paint directions said.
And then wiped it off.
I love the way it fits on the wall and how it matches our decor now!
Fun fact: I hate the feeling of chalk on my fingers and always told myself if I were a teacher I would want dry erase instead of a chalk board!
Oh and this little peanut slept not 10, not 12 but almost 14 hours last night! She most know we are heading to the lake tomorrow and she wanted to be rested up!!