Wednesday, January 25, 2012

...on little projects around the house

Something happened and the nesting bug has hit both me AND Adam.  Let me tell you, I have been waiting for this day for a long, long time.  So many times I start conversations with Adam like this, "so, what would you think about________?"  The reply I usually get, "really?".  And that's pretty much the extent of the conversation.  See, I am more of a, "oh, I could totally make that!" kind of person whereas Adam is a, "I'd rather just spend the money and buy it." kind of person.  Imagine my surprise when, a few weeks ago, Adam saw something he liked and said, "that is so cool, I bet we could make that!".  Be still my little DIY heart!  I was so excited!  Naturally, I rolled with it-there was no way I was going to stop this train!  

About a month ago we saw this great, huge, chalkboard and decided to make one for our house.  While wandering the aisles at Lowe's looking for chalkboard paint, Adam stubbled across MAGNETIC primer-what?!  So exciting!  So yes, we ended up creating a very tall magnetic chalkboard that now hangs next to our piano.  When we first put it up we kind of tilted our heads and thought, "huh."  But then....we put some pictures up and, Jack colored on it with chalk, and now it looks just perfect!  What do you think?

I mean, magnetic primer-who knew??

The next project I have for you is very, very simple.  I love it.  It's one of those things that is circulating around pinterest and one of my friends has one in her house so I decided is was about time I got mine done.  

I really wanted something to put right behind my sink and I thought this fit just right.  Picture frame, scrapbook paper, dry erase marker-done.  Easiest project ever.  

1 comment:

  1. Love the chalkboard! I am thinking about making one of those dry erase boards, too. Just not sure where it would go...