Gettin My Crafty On

My life can get pretty crazy. Especially being a one car family while having a daughter in middle school sports, a crazy retail work schedule, a son who is in the process of job hunting, and a commuter cyclist husband who will snag the vehicle on inclement weather days. We balance things out with the public transit system and our trusty Honda Pilot.

2015 is my year to simplify things, purge my home of items that are not being used and to help the rest of my family stay in communication with each other in the most convenient way possible. In my last post, I shared the liberating act of cleaning out and organizing our kitchen cupboards. This week, I got my crafty girl on and decided to make a chalk board. I’ve been wanting to do this for quite awhile, but was a bit nervous about ruining the side of one of my cupboards. When I saw small cans of chalkboard paint at Lowe’s a couple of months ago, projects started popping into my head that I could no longer ignore. This is the first of many to come. I have a couple of doors I want to cover too. Who knows, maybe my entire kitchen will be redone.

The finished product took three coats of chalkboard paint, waiting a few days to properly set, and the application of a sparkly green border. I had extra decals on it, but they didn’t stick very well. All together it cost around $30 to make and I have a ton of paint and primer left for future projects. My next project requires me to spray paint our old dirty white plastic file cabinet. More on that later. For now, my daughter is excited to start leaving messages for people. So much more fun and classy looking than a dry erase board. Here’s to future efforts and fun with paint. Sláinte!!

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