Since I have been doing a little catching up around here, I thought I would go ahead and share my new chalkboard creation. It all started with a mirror I found on Craig’s List for $30 back in January (I know, I’m so behind on sharing!). It was big, gold, and beautiful. Plus that lady selling it lived on my way home from work. I was meant to have it.
Then I had to find a place to put it. The more I thought about it, the more I liked my idea to turn it into a chalkboard and hang it in the dining room over our wine cabinet. Which meant I had to take down these shelves (the ones my sweet husband put up for me while I was at work one day- I love sweet surprises...you have to peak behind the people to the left to see them on the wall. I forgot I lost my before pictures on my phone; this is the best I could find)).
Isn’t she lovely? I broke her in with one of my favorite scriptures—Romans 12:12 “Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.” (Chalk board paint recipe here. Color is Ashen by Olympic in Dutch Boy paint.)
I also went ahead and switched up the stuff I had on top of our cabinet. I found this little wooden canoe-like thing to hold chalk at our local thrift store for $2.
All in all I am pretty pleased with my new addition to the dining room. I hope to share a few other changes I had made around the house and give a basement update soon!
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