Blog Swappin' with The Country Chic Cottage

Thursday, April 15, 2010

I am so excited to have Angie here from The Country Chic Cottage. She is so clever and creative. I always love to see what she can come up with, especially with her thrifty finds! I am bloggin' at her place today so come check me out!


Hello! My name is Angie from The Country Chic Cottage! This is my first EVER blog swap! So I am totally excited to be here at Fun to Craft! Stacey is the best isn't she??

So I wanted needed HAD TO HAVE a chalkboard. I made some chalkboard tins. Cool yes but I wanted more. Something big yet sturdy and it must be CHEAP. Plates were too small. Most large platters that were in the "cheap" range were too flimsy. So I thought and hunted. And finally it hit me...a cutting board...


Aaahhh..yes so much better. I found this large wood cutting board at goodwill for $2.99...hello cheap AND sturdy!


I actually use the "back" or the side without the knife marks. I just sprayed it with a few coats of chalkboard paint (always follow the instructions on your can!!). Painted the edges in robin's egg blue. After the mandatory 24 hours I had a board for our weekly "schedule". I put a saw tooth hanger on the back. A mini-basket attached to the front with an upholstery tack holds the chalk and a rag for an eraser.


This idea came to me just in time...you see I have three kids playing ball right now...busy, busy, busy.

I invite all of you to stop by The Country Chic Cottage and have a look around. I do crazy things like monogramming a plate with nail polish remover. Crafty things like combining burlap and ribbon. One thing is for sure...I never know what I am going to come up with next so you won't either!

Thanks so much Stacey for blog swapping with me today! It has been a ton of fun!!

~Thanks~

~Angie~

That turned out so cute. I love chalkboard anything. I need to get me some of that fab stuff, especially since I just bought some stuff to use it with. Thanks again to Angie for showing us her cute tutorial. Oh, and don't forget to enter my giveaway here.

Linked up at:
Somewhat Simple, Life as Lori, Fireflies and Jellybeans

4 comments:

Life in Rehab April 15, 2010 at 7:18 AM  

The addition of the basket is wonderful. What a cute solution!

Fawnda April 15, 2010 at 7:52 PM  

Very cute... almost anything is cuter with chalkboard paint! I also like the basket for the chalk! :)

Lori April 17, 2010 at 8:38 AM  

This is a great idea! I really like this.

Thanks for joining Get Your Craft on Thursday. Please join me next week for another great party.

Rory April 27, 2010 at 12:50 PM  

Hi,
I followed you over from the Life As Lori link party. You have a teriffic blog. I am now a follower of yours. I would really love it if you came over and visited me too. Be sure to enter the drawings for the necklaces, if you do. Rory http://toolsareforwomentoo.blogspot.com/

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