Category: Wood Decor

Chalk It Up


We finally completed our chalkboard. The girls worked together on it.

If you know my kids; you can probably guess that there was quite a bit of yelling. It turned out great in the end. I love the different fonts.

We haven’t hung it yet. It is really heavy, and we need to get the proper hardware.

It is the best buck we have ever spent. It sure is a far cry from this old mirror…


The hubby and I went to Goodwill Saturday afternoon. We had a successful treasure hunt.

We got this demilune table for $10. We are going to paint it with blue chalk paint and apply an antique wax finish to give it an aged look. Stay tuned for that!


Here are some of the smaller treasures we got at half price…

                Silver candle sticks $2.50


                        Candle holder $1.50


         Light house lantern, white bowl $4


                       Wooden owl stool $2

My kids may not always get along perfectly but they are currently engaged in a singing contest. I really hope they grow up to be best friends and live…


(I got this little wooden sign at a garage sale last summer for $1.)

Here is one final look at the awesome chalkboard that was repurposed from an old mirror.


Have a great week, and check back soon for more treasures and finished projects.


Winter Blues are for the Birds


I have to admit that I am starting to feel a bit of the winter blues. It has been an unseasonably warm winter in Ohio. However, everything seems to be gray and dreary…blah!

My latest obsession is birds and chalkboards. I decided to turn to them to beat the blues…the color blue helps too. ?

Remember that black metal tray I bought on Thursday? My daughters helped me make it into a chalkboard using a chalk pen.


It helps to think outside the nest (box) when you are looking for treasures in thrift stores.

I bought this little stool with no intention of using it in the laundry room. Because it is going above my kitchen cabinets, the writing on the top won’t be seen at all.


I couldn’t resist buying this little trio of birds. I am guessing it was once tied together. I knew they would make great little accents, and I loved the blue and green colors.


How cute is the ugly cow stool now that I tied some twine and added one of those adorable birds?


I decided to spice up these mason jars by adding a little word with a lot of meaning. I am in L-O-V-E with them!

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And here it is all together above my kitchen cabinets!


No more winter blues today.  I am one happy girl!

Have a great week, and stay tuned for more thrift store treasures.