6.16.2009

draw. saw. paint. hang. share.

Since I'm free of school, I get to do what I really love again.

Which is:
See things that I really like, think to myself, Hey I can do that, and then try to make it happen.


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Step 1. Go to Home Depot or sLowe's and pick up particle board. Pick up Chalkboard paint while you are at it. Don't forget to gasp a little when you see the price of the paint.


2. Draw and Cut. Watch out for fingers.


3. Sand edges. Side note: I hate sanding. It gives me chills all over my body. I can barely touch sandpaper alone or look at this photo without wanting to puke. Eeeek!

Ha! Remember how I mentioned to watch out for those fingers.

4. Paint and instruct pesky little girls to keep their hands off while following paint instructions on can.

5. And because you had to buy enough wood for 2, make one for your best friend since she is coming over with her sweet girls to enjoy a day in the sun.

See, paying that much for the paint isn't so bad when you get to share.

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15 comments:

banananutmeg said...

cute! Yeah chalkboard paint is a rip...but your project looks awesome! Great idea.

Christen said...

Such a cute idea! I have yet to buy chalkboard paint but now definitely plan to gasp when I do!

Megan said...

I am stealing your idea! Thanks for sharing!

hays said...

Christen - please just use some of mine.

nicwoo said...

Creative Hays- at it again! Though I'm sure it's more like "unstoppable" ;)
And, might I ask, did you firmly instruct your pesky first born to remain seated and watch from her fuzzyfriend? made me laugh... such cuties!!

Sally said...

I love how you pointed out your finger. You are funny you are. Missed seeing you guys today. One day...one day!

smith scratch said...

What a great project. I have noticed that paint and the glow in the dark paint are quite expensive! I am sure you will get many uses out of that little can though. The girls are super cute on the couch.

sheena said...

so SO cute!! amazing that the design was drawn out and cut even....no way I could have done that!!

and don't tell me it's super expensive.....I was going to the whole bottom part of my hallway in it.....now maybe not...

Candy said...

C to the U to the T to the E!
Love it!

Andelin said...

hey, I wish I would've known I have tons of chalkboard paint you could've used. Yes, it is expensive. Especially if you buy the magnet paint as well, which I did. YOu can borrow anytime.

Garrison Propaganda said...

youre one out of control pregnant woman. in school. two little kids. full time working husband. pregnant. and a crafting machine. each time you mention loving taking trips to the hardware store i cringe. i hate those places. i find them big, overwhelming, dingy, my kids inevitably start freaking out, and for some reason i always have to poo when there.

moshell's lilbit of space said...

Funny you posted this about the chalk paint....my daughter (15) has decided she wants one of her bedroom walls in Chalk paint....now my thought is...I will have to have a pretty huge gasp upon finding out how much paint that will need (yikes)

I am somewhat new here, linked from ???, but you have a lovely space here!!!

Lori said...

Great idea. I recently bought Mike (read: Myself) a saw just because (read: I have a project in my head). I need to get busy with it. Thanks for the inspiration.

TheKeilShpeel said...

Wait.. how much is this paint? What a cute idea.. I love it.

TheKeilShpeel said...

Wait.. how much is this paint? What a cute idea.. I love it.

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