Monday, January 16, 2012

"The Next Big Thing" Board

I cannot believe I've been away from blogging for a month.  Yikes!

Here's a fun little project I just completed.  And, as cool as the idea is, I cannot claim that it is mine.  My husband came up with it!

He said to me... we need a big chalkboard RIGHT HERE (kitchen wall) that reads, "The Next Big Thing".  

I didn't want to spend a fortune, so I kept my eyes open for a cheap big chalkboard that had a pretty frame. Alas, after months of looking for one, I didn't find it.  I thought of buying a framed print or a new frame and painting the frame (and a chalkboard-painted base)... but then I saw this neat little guy at Home Goods.

It was a rustic gray framed chalkboard with a metal basket.  I sprayed the frame off-white (since we plan to paint our kitchen walls a color much-too-similar to the gray already there).  And added a Cricut phrase....

I tied a cute harlequin bow to the basket to be a bit black/white-ish for an upcoming BIG birthday.  However, I plan to find a pink ribbon for Valentine's Day, a green one for St. Patrick's Day, etc.  The basket will hold things, like cards or balloons, or decorations (foam hearts, felt shamrocks, plastic Easter eggs, etc.)
Once the wall is painted... someday... I hope it'll stand out a little better, too.  :)

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  1. Love that idea! Way to go, Hubby! (and because I'm a sucker for seasonal decorating, I love it even more!)

  2. This is PERFECT for the kitchen! Way to tag-team that with your hubby! You'll have so much fun decorating it for each season. Thanks so much for sharing this great idea at the Kiss & Tell party over at I Gotta Create!


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