Several months ago I did a guest post and I wanted to share it on my blog. All of you wonderful new readers of mine most likely missed it, so here it is:
This is a project I made last spring for all my kids teachers. What you can't see in the photo below, is that on the other side is a chalkboard. All the teachers LOVED them and I spent less than $5 total! That money was spent on buying the clips, everything else I had on hand or repurposed!
Don't you love the cute cards my daughter made for her teachers!? I love the hair and can't help thinking of cheerleaders in a full split up in the air when I look at them! Pretty impressive for pre school teachers, ha ha!
I loved it so much that I decided to make one for my kitchen as well, and it has been very useful! I use it as a message board for my family and as a recipe holder while I am cooking, but the uses are endless.
Beware...I love picture tutorials so this post has a lot of pictures!
Early last spring I had picked up an old crib off the side of the road and it was the inspiration....what could I make from this? Well I did need to make gifts for my kids teachers...So, with some wood scraps and crib parts, this is what I came up with.
FYI- Since I have only been blogging since September of this year I took only a few photos of the teacher gifts. I will share the building process of the one I made for myself.
See beautiful long piece of wood? It was from the Home Depot cull bin (extra wood cuts in the back of the store sold for only 51 cents) not only was it straight and pretty, is it poplar, which is a nice hard wood. I have had it for a while, just waiting to be used. When you see wood this nice for 51 cents you HAVE to buy it...
I used this tutorial Here, and have been pleased with the result. I did notice a few lumps from the grout, but I just smoothed them out with my finger or paint brush and they went away. They best thing about homemade chalkboard paint is that you can do it ANY color you want!
If you look in the back of the photo you can see I painted the glass for a large chalkboard at the same time, you can see that project Here.
I have a hard time doing just one project at a time...I might as well do another, since I had the paint out anyway...right?
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