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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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Quick: T-shirt makeover

10 May

I look dumb in tshirts.

I usually only wear them to bed.

But since I’ve been working out with Mr… I’ve been wondering what to wear? looking around the gym isn’t inspiring. the things women wear certainly doesn’t look like they are going there to sweat. (but to pick up dudes, thank God I’m married)

Rather than buying new things, that I’ll only wear to SWEAT in, why not makeover some old things 🙂

I’ve been really into the off the shoulder shirts now that we are where the sun shines all year.

Cut about 2 inches off the sleeves. cut out the neck line completely.

do you see how I also made myself look way more tan!

Time: 3 minutes

Cost: $0.00

Tips & Tricks: If I had it to redo, I probably would leave a little bit more near the stitch line of the shoulder. Just so that one shoulder side stayed up once it stretches up a little bit. Either way, I love this look and probably will wear this all the time now instead of just to bed!

I must say I should have cut it sooner! It’s an age old trick. I’m sure somewhere, someone is cutting a t-shirt RIGHT NOW!

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