Friday, January 7, 2011

not your teacher's chalkboard

I'm not crafty. At all. Which is a sad fact considering that I taught elementary school for 4 years before having my babes.

However, the blank wall on my staircase has been speaking to me lately. I was inspired by this mama and her super cool idea, but modified it to work for my lonely wall.

I have a vision. More to come on that in a few posts.

But for now, I'm starting with this frame from IKEA...



And a bottle of this from Lowe's...



I am a spray painting fool. I can't control myself.





Then I bought a little can of this...



and painted a poster board from the Dollar Tree. I have to admit, this girl digs a bargain.



Warning: I had to use tape to get it to stick since my frame thingys (don't judge on that word) that hold it in place broke. That's okay, if there is one thing I have learned as a mom, it is to always have a plan b. I'm used to it by now.

It still needed a little somethin' somethin'...



Really, you can put anything. Scripture, poetry, or a quote about love, life, or family. This casa is all about family. And I like that think that we have a sense of humor so this quote is a perfect fit...



And just so you know, I have absolutely no doubt that we fall under the nutty category. It's all good.

My wall is starting to crack a smile, but he still needs more. Much more. Keep you posted.

P.S.
I'm linking up to Life Made Lovely over at Heather's Blessed Little Nest. Please come on over here and take a peak.

6 comments:

Janna said...

I almost bought that same frame last week!! I held off since I'm not sure right now what to do with it, but I'll pick it up next time since you've inspired me.

Hershey's Moma said...

I've been wanting to get to Ikea. Now I have another reason. Love it!

Cherry Tree Lane said...

adorable!!!

Heather said...

I love this!!

The Mama Monster said...

such a great idea!!! i love it!

Emily said...

Turned out great!! And I love the quote.