I’m so tickled with this project I want to dance around like a fool. The small fry is up on his visit this weekend, so the financier and I had a little extra time to work on the house/do some wedding planning. We were brainstorming ideas for both, when he suggested a chalkboard for keeping track of our in-house-to-dos. I mean, I’m all for Omni Focus, Evernote, reQall, and whatever all, for work and around town errands, but once we’re home I tend to close all electronic lists. A chalkboard seemed genius, as that day’s projects will be looking us directly in our collective eyeball. And I’d get to use colored chalk…every…single…day. WIN!
What I really wanted, and the man agreed, was one w/ a fancy gold frame. The problem, I soon discovered, was that what we wanted was super spendy. $100 (and more!) was too much, as a girl needs her fall semester teaching clothes. Smarty-pants over here started poking around the intertubes for directions on making a chalkboard. Then he poked around some more for a frame. Lo and behold, a new project was born.
Craigslist bestowed this fantastic frame upon us for…wait… wait…wait…nine dollars. Precisely what we wanted. So pleased!
We picked that beauty up on Friday afternoon. Today we ran by the hardware store for chalkboard paint, brushes, and some wood…and a new hanging basket of flowers b/c vacation parched mine to death. The man scored a new saw and some sawhorses in MA (thanks Bill!), so he was well equipped for the wood cutting. As I type, he’s putting the second coat of paint on. Despite my insistence that it would be ready to write on by tomorrow morning, he says I have to wait three days. If it comes out the way I think it will, I suspect we’ll be using it as part of that whole wedding decorating thing. Goes with a school theme…wouldn’t ya say? Seating chart maybe?