This month's challenge is: COMBINING OLD & NEW
"Look to Lowe’s for new materials and to your own garden for any items that can be recycled and revived to make unique outdoor decorations – We’re looking for those “conversation starter” pieces that people will take notice of when walking up your front steps or walkway."
Nothing like a little pressure, huh? Thankfully there is Pinterest and I am also very blessed to work in a wonderful atmosphere where there are many creative people and some really wonderful deals! One of those deals is this sweet little cabinet door that I painted with chalkboard paint!
I love chalkboards but sadly I am penmanship challenged! As you can plainly see, I am not an artist either! I won't let that stop me from making them!
One thing that helped me was using a pencil, (or lip/eyeliner), sharpener to sharpen the chalk! That was an idea from The Creativity Exchange on Pinterest!
I sometimes make my own chalk paint with non-sanded grout; I had heard that you could also use ground chalk so I started a jar of chalk shavings to give that a try!
Did you know that you can join Lowe's Creative Ideas on Facebook and Pinterest http://pinterest.com/lowes/? With the holiday season ahead it is also a great place to get ideas!