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Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Chalkboard Love


ETA on 7/10: It's Get R Done Friday at Expressly Corgi and I'm over there showing off my sweet little chalkboard. Make sure to visit at get some inspiration yourself!


For some time now, I've been watching so many of you make chalkboards out of various items. At first, I thought they were cute. Then interesting. Then I decided I had to have one, too! Sort of like the first time I was pregnant and worked as a cashier in the commissary. There was a lady who came in a couple of times a month and bought a case of Spaghettios. This was back in the day when each item was priced and had to be rung up individually. By the time I had rung up all those cans of Spaghettios, my cravings were intense! HAD to have Spaghettios!! I would buy a can and eat it for lunch--hating every bite--but couldn't help myself.

Okay, where was I? Oh, yeah--chalkboards...

Kimm at Reinvented is the queen of chalkboard makeovers! Today's Trash to Treasures Tuesday is dedicated to chalkboards. I've sat with mouth agape at the things people have come up with. Make sure to take a few minutes and visit these amazing links!

Patience is NOT a virtue I possess, but it paid off this time. Since seeing all the different things made into chalkboards, I've kept my eye out for something that I could use. And it paid off!! Big time! Last Friday, I found this baby at a yard sale--it was $2--more than I would ordinarily pay, but it was exactly what I wanted! So home it came with me.




Don't know if you can tell--it's painted an awful gold and was obviously used as a tray--watermarks, etc all over it. I can't even tell what it's made from, but there is a 'made in Italy' sticker on the back, so you know I had to have it!

And here it is in all it's chalkboard glory!! Can you hear the glee in my voice? See the big grin on my face? I'm not usually one of those lucky ones who finds the exact item they're searching for--but this time I was and it feels wonderful!!




I luuurrvvveee it!!!

15 comments:

Barb said...

Great shape for a blackboard!!
Good find and worth the extra bit you paid for it.
God job painting it and geting it done right away.

You could post it as a 'Get R Done' on Friday.

Blessings,
Barbara Jean

lagirl/sweet tea said...

Catch!
I'm tossing a blue ribbon your way - you're definitely a First Place Thrifter, Girl. Great job!

~Kimberly said...

Cute! I've been keeping my eye out for a tray like that so I can throw some chalkboard paint at it! Great job!

Vivienne said...

Fantastico! Mangia bene!

Glad you got to do one.
:)

Tia said...

Great find and great job!!

Tia said...

Great find and great job!!

Beth Smith said...

Great job! So neat, I'll have to try that.

ChocDrop said...

That is really cute. Great job

Beverly said...

I love it, too. You did good, girl.

I've been admiring these, too, but I can't think of a single place I can put one.

Kimm at Reinvented said...

Beautiful. I love the combination of chalkboard and fancy frame. Your patience really paid off! Thanks for linking up to Trash to Treasure!

Angela said...

That's really neat!~ I'm always amazed as I watch your creations unfold..you go girl!

Lauren said...

Hmm...you are adding to my list of homemade gift ideas. Any chance you'll want another one for Christmas? :) I should have taken your leftover chalkboard paint home with me! Maybe you can bring it with you when the baby is born.

5L's said...

love it! who knew you were such a crafty girl! :)

Sue said...

And to think you formerly thought of yourself as an "un-crafty girl!" That tray came out quite nicely and I hope you know that you have now been initiated into the league of crafting women....
:-) Sue

ClassyChassy said...

Thanks for joining in the GET R DONE FRIDAY- what a wonderful idea for a chalk board! It gives me a craving to create one for ME TOO! - - -but then, I have so many other projects to do, this would just add one more to my list....OH NO!

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