>I am starting to develop an itsy bitsy problem. It started a year or so ago with my first chalkboard experience, and I just keep adding to my collection. I’ll show you my first one in a minute, but first, my most recent chalkboard from Goodwill…
I showed you this goody on Twitter during a recent shopping trip:
I actually passed by it a on a couple different occasions, and this time — I saw the potential in those hideous little bears. Here’s a close up just to show you how cauuute they were circa 1986: I needed a new spot to hang our clean clothes since I removed the door in this room, and I thought with a little bit of work, this could do the job.
I gave it a quick sanding, took off the board that the bears were on off the back and spray painted the shelf like mad. I turned the bears over and painted the backside with chalkboard paint, replaced it with glue and then put hooks were the pegs were:
I stacked some little bowls I got at Goodwill for a buck each and a little vase on top, and it’s good to go for now. Love it! And since I put it in with anchors, it will hold plenty of clothes. When I do the laundry that is, which is not so often.
Not bad for $2.99. Not bad at all.
I’ve shown you this chalkboard I already had in the laundry room:
It was super easy to do — I taped off a large rectangle with painter’s tape. Then used magnetic paint and did about
three, nine twelve coats. It really helps to shake the can a lot. Alotalot.