Monday, February 14, 2011

Chalk it up to...

Chalk it up to restlessness or the need to constantly have a project underfoot, but I am a girl obsessed, 
with chalk.
chalk paint.
it's everywhere. And with the wait upon us, 
yes as of last week 
we are officially (woot!woot!) in the waiting stage,
all the adoption paper work has been submitted.
Halleluah, can I get an AMEN!
we wait.

I am joining 65th Avenue  for a chalkboard paint party.  Check out her blog for some creative inspiration for chalkboard paint projects.  Here are a few of our chalkboard diddies:
In our dining area, magnetic chalkboard encased in a gold painted frame

In our mudroom

Toy boxes in our playroom, chalk markers work extremely well for smudge proof projects

Middle Man's bed back drop, copied from a Pottery Barn magazine

Hours of entertainment

 So, are you a chalk-er?  It's super easy.  You can find all the products you need, painter's tape, chalk paint, magnetic paint, etc, at Lowe's.  It takes less than an hour to create work-able decor. Here's a site that might inspire you,  how to: "chalkboard paint project".

What projects are you currently tackling?  I'll hopefully be sharing more of mine as I wait impatiently for that phone call.


  1. First....Amen to the completed paperwork!! I'm throwing in a woo hoo, too!!!

    Oh yes, I love chalkboard paint. We used it once to cover part of an old kitchen was wonderful. Then I tried a whole wall.....glorious. Now I need those chalkboard markers!! Never heard of them before. I love your chalkboard masterpieces :)

    Happy V-Day!

  2. Hi Polly, thanks for stopping by my blog! I'm going to go Cosmetology school. I'm excited!

  3. I am in LOVE with the chalk paint! Your projects are all so cute. I especially love the basketball hoop chalkboard headboards. What a great idea! I may have to go to Home Depot right now to get some.

    Congrats on completing your next adoption milestone. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers!

    Happy Valentine's Day!

  4. I'm loving all your chalkboards, you're making me miss my old house! I guess I need to get some portable ones. Have a fabulous V-Day! xo, Jess

  5. SO SO AWESOME. hhhmmm i have a million ideas...i need to buy a can - a big one.

  6. HI Polly, I'm sorry it's taken me so long to get over here but I just wanted to say it's so nice to meet you and discover your blog. I love how you painted that wide strip of chalkboard over the beds in your son's room - what a great idea!

    So thrilled for you on your adoption news - how exciting for you and your family! Best, Lisa

  7. how exciting, to be waiting! i'll be waiting here with you! {can't wait!} love all of your chalkboard projects, but i think i'm partial to those headboards! fabulous! and i love the image of him jumping! great capture! :)

  8. Very exciting news!

    Love all your chalkboards, especially the one in your sons room, it turned out great!

    Thanks for joining the party!



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