Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Chalkboard Project

Welcome friends! In my last post I said that I had finished my Lowe's Creative Ideas projects but I didn't realize that we had one more for before the season was over. I have also been asked to continue for another phase! I hope that I will be able to do that. It has been fun and has also challenged me to get a few projects done around my home.

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!

Come back later and see what I do with my cute little cupboard door!

Did you know that you can join Lowe's Creative Ideas on Facebook and Pinterest With the holiday season ahead it is also a great place to get ideas!

P.S. If you are really observant you might already know how I'm going to use it!


Alicia said...

I've been wanting a chalkboard like this for the longest time but just haven't motivated myself to do it. I've been searching goodwills for just the perfect picture frame, but I think I like the whole cabinet door thing better and I think I have some at home from a remodel that we just did. Thanks for the idea!

Robin's Nesting Place said...

You are so welcome, Alicia! Thank you for stopping by!

Gail said...

Love the chalkboard...

Lona said...

That is so cute Robin! Great idea.

Linda {Calling it Home} said...

hey Robin....there is still another one after this.