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Sunday, September 2, 2012

Be Thankful for Chalkboard Paint

I love Sundays.  Something about going to church, laying out at the pool with friends, and then being lazy on the couch is something I look forward to every week.  This Sunday is even more great, because I have tomorrow off!  Wooo!  I survived my first week of school without getting any stress acne {too gross? sorry...}, and I made it to my bed every night {I usually pass out on the couch}.  Tall Tan Man only asked me once why I didn't remembering something he told me.  This is significantly better than previous years.  I am very thankful for my job, and they people I work with.  I originally saw this DIY wall art on Jones Design Company.  This is by far one of my favorite blogs.  I would like for JDC to come help me decorate my life.  This wall had been naked for far too long, and I was pumped when I saw this tutorial.  You will need this frame from Ikea, black chalkboard paint, chalk, and jute.  

This project is simple, and fast!  

1.  Take everything out of the frame, and paint the brown cardboard piece 2-4 times with chalkboard paint.

2.  Put everything back in the frame {with the chalkboard piece on top}.

3.  Go ahead and cover the board with chalk.  This allows you to write easily.  I used {this} Jones Design Company tutorial on how to fake calligraphy.  Mine isn't very good...but I am practicing!  Tall Tan Man was in town, and he was waaaaay better than me.  {sign}  Just adding one more thing to the list... 

4.  You do not have to add the jute to the wire, but I love the brown/black combo.  I just tied a good knot and then wrapped the jute around.  This was by far the hardest part of the project.  

I look forward to changing this during the year.  Maybe a Boomer Sooner...trick or treat...Merry Christmas...So many options!

I am happy.  Enjoy your Labor Day!  :)



  1. This is really pretty!

    Visiting your blog via Pinterest!!

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    1. Welcome to my blog! I love my sign still. Jones Design Company is one of my favorite blogs!

  2. I love those inexpensive frames at IKEA, too. This a great, unconventional use.


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