1.19.2010

diy: chalkboard

My nesting instinct is in overdrive.  I can't even keep up with myself right now!  Laundry has piled to the ceiling, sorely neglected, while I have been happily distracted with project after project--sometimes beginning another before the first one is completed.  I'll get an inspiration and I'll just run with it.  As if sewing curtains with three preschoolers (see post below) wasn't ambitious enough, decorating ideas are running through my brain faster than I can keep up with them.  I bought a dozen frames from Goodwill and the damaged rack in Hobby Lobby and I've been up painting for the last three nights.
I really loved these oval frames I bought at a bargain because the glass had been broken.  I knew immediately that I wanted to make one of them a chalkboard for the twins' new room.  So I bought some chalkboard spray paint from Hobby Lobby (have I mentioned how much I love that store?) and got to work.

Paint is magic.
And just to give you a sneak peek into some of my other "projects" at the moment (posts will soon follow)...
Scrapbook paper and vintage children's books make instant art

Of course my kid's needed a handmade stuffie from mommie...of course


29 comments:

Nicole @ BugaBoos said...

It looks Awesome!! Love the little animals too, so cute!!!

Kari @ p.s. love.love. said...

All right, you totally amaze me!!! I, too, have this thing with chalkboard paint. I did my daughter's little table top with it. She loves it!
Love those stuffie's. Very cute and sell-able!!!

Lauren said...

You are so creative! I love all your projects! You and I have the same taste - because I would do all that stuff! :)

3 Blessings said...

Everything looks so good! I love the chalkboard frames. I am going to have to try that.
Blessings,
Amy

Michela said...

How fun! What a great idea! I am always scouting goodwill for fun frames. =)

I loved your description of the curtain-making process, btw. I'm sure they all loved being able to contribute!

Traci Michele said...

Love it ALL! Yay for nesting and all the creative juices a - flowin' and leaving very un-fun things, like laundry, left for awhile!

Hugs,
Traci

Darlene said...

Oh my! This room is looking so precious. I love all of your finishing touches, and I just love how fresh the black, yellow and soft blue are! Fetching!

Lara said...

Love the chalkboard. I have been wanting to do something like that but I am the least crafty, decorative person evah. Cute!

Darcie said...

Love the chalkboard...love the saying! Enjoy the nesting period...nothing better.

~ shi ~ said...

you're such a doll!..Your children are so BLESSED to have such a wonderful mommie!..Love all the ideas popping out on pictures you take!...Enjoy..in your in the *Bliss Zone* for use!...

Kristin said...

Love the chalkboard and the stuffies are adorable! People have great businesses making those kind of stuffed animals alone....I think you should do that some day :) I have a thing of chalkboard paint and I've never used it yet. I'm so terrified of paint for some reason....maybe I'm just afraid of getting dirty. LOL!

Carrie said...

Aw, Joye...everything is beautiful! And how precious are those curtains! You are so talented! Such an awesome space...perfect for little ones! Can't wait to see what else you complete! Super sweet stuffies ;)

He & Me + 3 said...

Love everything. Wow you are so creative and crafty...I love it. Love the names you have on your poll. Very cool!

Andrea said...

Phew! You are one busy mommie! The chalk board (& drapes) looks great.

Kate said...

Wow! Awesome! I wish we had Hobby Lobby, but sadly, we don't! Keep it up girl!!

Andrea said...

Love the little animals you made.
Blessings, andrea

Mich said...

the chalkboard is too cute!!!

Abbey said...

Hi Joye!

It looks really nice! I like the two different fabrics in your curtains! Very very cute! and laundry is unimportant anyway! blah...
when you get a second check your email and see if you got anything from me. If not i'll try to resend!

abbey

Pam @ bibbidi-bobbidi-beautiful said...

Love everything! The curtains are awesome! I don't think I could have passed on that fabric either. That little vintage chair looks so cool in there too!

Thanks for stopping by- so glad you found my tutorial helpful!

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christy rose said...

Wow! You are definitely nesting! I love it all!

Stacey @ The Blessed Nest said...

I came over from A Soft Place to Land. What a lovely blog! I have really enjoyed visiting here. The curtains are awesome, & I always love a good chalkboard, how fun!
Blessings,
stacey

Abbi said...

I love your projects! The little chalkboard is so cute.

I can relate to having a bunch of projects and everything else going on hold. Just lately I have actually cut back on the projects and have been having fun cooking, organizing and cleaning but pretty soon it will be back the other way again. :-)

Room to Inspire said...

Very creative, I love the handmade stuffies!

Chelsea

Jayme said...

love it!

Kim -today's creative blog said...

I love chalk boards!

Cat said...

Oh, I love your style! Love, love love. Great job!!!

Lianna Knight said...

Great idea!! I'm dying to go thrift shopping now :)

check out my DIY project here...
http://bethouaknight.blogspot.com/2010/01/liannas-labels-debut-and-giveaway.html

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