But I do have hutch space - and not one to ever leave anything clutter free I decided to create a chalkboard on the side of it !
A little picture molding - and voila - a place to keep notes ( and believe me this is going to come in very handy - since my memory is horrible these days )
This could so easily be done on a pantry door - or even a kitchen cabinet door ( if you HAVE to have a chalkboard and don't have wall space, that is LOL )
Since I painted the whole unit in chalkboard paint it was pretty easy - I put a coat of polyurethane over everywhere BUT the section I want to use as an actual chalkboard
And then because one wasn't enough - I painted an old clipboard I had
( I kept it open with a twist tie so I could paint under the clip )
I added a stencil ( with a chalk pen )
found a stand at the dollar store
Which was the perfect size to rest the clipboard on -
And then what the hay - while I was at the dollar store I found a cutting board with a hanger on top
And made one last one
probably a terrible cutting board - but it makes for a great little art piece
I added a hook to hang a whisk from
Okay I've got to beat it myself now - I have too many appointments and errands today and too many layers of clothing to put on to try and keep my core temperature at a level I can live with .............
Hoping this cold snap leaves soon - it's really been unbearable lately
I may hang a chalkboard from every piece of furniture I own LOL !!!
Have a wonderful day everyone !
LOOKING FOR INSPIRATION?
JOIN ME AT THESE FABULOUS PARTIES !
SAVVY SOUTHERN STYLE BEYOND THE PICKET FENCE
FROM MY FRONT PORCH TO YOURS FRENCH COUNTRY COTTAGE
TOO MUCH TIME ON MY HANDS MY TURN FOR US
MY ROMANTIC HOME THE SHABBY NEST
FUNKY JUNK INTERIORS THE 36TH AVENUE
LIFE ON LAKESHORE DRIVE UNCOMMON DESIGN
BETWEEN NAPS ON THE PORCH COASTAL CHARM
MY UNCOMMON SLICE OF SUBURBIA A STROLL THRU LIFE
STONE GABLE KATHE WITH AN E
AN EXTRAORDINARY DAY
What a great idea to create a chalk message board on the side of your beautiful hutch! Your dollar store has some pretty awesome items to transform into accessories for this project. You always share the best ideas and solutions!ReplyDelete
Cute idea! I can see how this could become an obsession until the paint runs out. lol Like the wreath. You're too clever, Suzan. Have a wonderful Tuesday!ReplyDelete
Love the chalk board on the cabinet. So clever. My theory is you can never have too many chalk boards. I love them everywhere too. I hope my cabinet I am bringing into my kitchen looks as good as yours. That cabinet is so pretty.ReplyDelete
It's freezing here too! I have yet to make anything into a chalkboard. What's wrong with me??? Yours are adorable.ReplyDelete
I was wondering if the "Beat It" was a message for John! LOL Cute idea.ReplyDelete
Stay warm up there, Suze. Brrrr, I can't even imagine.
As usual, you create wonders with paint and a brush.ReplyDelete
I love all three of your chalkboards....especially the one on the hutch. Perfect.perfect.perfect. Hope it warms for you soon, too. xo DianaReplyDelete
Whisking you a wonderful day. :}ReplyDelete
Love your chalkboard projects.
These are greatReplyDelete
Love chalk boards and you have done some really wonderful ones. Thanks Suzan.ReplyDelete
No Marlene - I thank YOU !!!Delete
If I ever find my chalk paints I might just steal your wonderful idea for my old hutch! OMG love the clipboard and the stand, feaking sweet I tell ya. I never see the neat stuff you find at your dollar store. Just plactic crap at mine. Bundle up. We are preparing for another snow storm Thurs. xo PattyReplyDelete
Suzan, I love your chalk boards! All 3 of them! I think I love the clipboard one best because it can pull double duty. Sweet!ReplyDelete
Love it and what a cute piece of art! Great tip on how to paint under the clip as well. Hope you didn't freeze while out and about!ReplyDelete
You always have the cutest ideas...love this so much. I'm pretty sure every blogger in town is going to have a chalk board on the side of their hutch now. :)ReplyDelete
Great little decorating ideas! Yes, I also hope this cold leaves soon. It's getting everyone down, along with the snow.ReplyDelete
What a unique idea to put the chalkboard on the side of your hutch! I should do that to at least one piece of furniture in each room to jot down those ideas/needs that I can't remember by the time I find something to write on!ReplyDelete
Can never have enough chalkboards I say. I love your stink'n cute dollar store "Beat It" clipboard! Now I've got that dang song in my head :\ReplyDelete
LOL - I've had that song in my head for 2 days now !!!Delete
Thanks so much Marie
Super cute! I still (and will always) love chalkboard!!!!ReplyDelete
I love how the chalkboard with stenciled birds turned out with the wreath on it. I heard about your freezing temperatures on the news... Keep the layers on and don't hate me, but today has been like a spring day here!ReplyDelete
These are all great. I love chalkboards and you can't have too many, can you? LOL!ReplyDelete
You're so clever!ReplyDelete
I love chalkboards and have one in my kitchen.ReplyDelete
Fun ideas! I especially love the chalkboard on the side of your hutch. So darn clever. Thanks for sharing at Vintage Inspiration Party.ReplyDelete
Love your chalkboards!!!ReplyDelete
I, too, really like chalkboards, but you have taken them to new heights! What a clever idea to create one on the side of your hutch!ReplyDelete
Love your hutch and what a great idea with the chalkboard paint. Love your creativity! I would love it if you would come link up to my Centerpiece Wednesday party each week and share your ideas with us. http://thestylesisters.blogspot.com/2015/02/centerpiece-wednesday-little-of-this.htmlReplyDelete