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Sprucing Up the Garage w: {Chalkboard Paint}

8 Oct

Our front door is so far away from the driveway. (its kinda ridiculous how far it is) so we almost always go in through the garage. A Push of a button and we are in! When we moved in it was evident that the wall (that I’m about to show you) had something on it like a cabinet or shelf and it was taken with whoever left. So the wall was scuffed up, had some holes, weird marks and looked pretty bad. I had a temporary picture there for awhile but it was still pretty ugly.

While I was watching football yesterday- my fantasy team was down (losing) and I decided to get up and be productive. I literally bought a can of chalkboard paint to do something cool and unique and fun for my oldest daughter when she was 2. (In 2007) She is now 7.

I taped off the square section I wanted to paint- I didn’t measure (I have zero patience)

And did 3 coats with a paint brush (drying between each coat) of the Chalkboard Paint (Elmer’s) – I could have done without the waiting part.

I peeled off the tape immediately after the 3rd coat because I read on Pinterest that was what was best (and we all know Pinterest is always right).

Let it dry for 24 hours. (I think I waited 18 hours. again no patience)

It was pretty simple. The hardest part was waiting to see how it turned out.

Once it’s dry, write-away. I figure ill use it for reminders, and to welcome guests when they come over since they’ll be coming in that door. I’m sure my little ladies will enjoy it too.

*This paint worked great and is awesome. I will absolutely be chalk boarding many things to come! Worth the money!

I want to add some sort of border or paint around it but I haven’t decided what to do yet. So I will wait. But I did grab some ribbon and made a few bows for the top of the board. I love it!!

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Pinning is winning – Fall Favorites

7 Oct

I’m literally in Pinterest denial. I pin and pin and pin and pin some more and then… I have so many ideas I forget what I want to do first! I go on that Time suck website everyday and fall in love with 15 different projects that I want NEED to do.¬† Fall and Thanksgiving will be over before I even get my stuff together.

I’m currently redoing my bathroom. just in color and style. no big changes. the room already looks 100% better and I’m no where near finished in there. Color scheme: gray, lime green, black, and yellow. will update soon.

I also really want to spruce up my entry way into my house. We have a decent sized front porch area.

I really MUST start going to more yard sales. (they aren’t garage sales in Florida. people generally just throw stuff in their yards and call it a sale. and the same people¬† do it weekly. bizarre to never have other plans right?

 

 

Favorites

  • The “classy black” pumpkin is absolutely do-able for this year. Depending on if we host anything here, I might make a few fancy pumpkins.
  • This bling pumpkin is basically FANTASTIC!
  • The table setting is from a wedding but I think it would make nice Thanksgiving Day table decor

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{Also for future readers- I’m in the process of becoming a Girl Scout Troop Leader (Daisy/Brownie level) so follow me for more info on Girl Scout Projects if that’s what you’re looking for}

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