Friday, March 9, 2012

DIY Chalkboards

I have recently become obsessed with Chalkboard spray paint. You can pretty much turn anything into a chalkboard. How fun is that? I decided that I needed something to take up space on the side of my refrigerator, but I was tired of clutter, so naturally I decided that a chalkboard was necessary.

I went to Michael's and bought this swirly wood frame thing, along with the most basic 11x14 in. picture frame I could find. I basically wanted the picture frame JUST so I could use the glass portion and spray paint it.  I added magnet strips to the back of the glass, then sprayed the front of it with chalkboard paint. I spray painted the wooden swirly frame white...and voila!

From this...

To THIS! Fun for writing sweet notes or making a grocery list.

The other place I envisioned a new chalkboard was in Briggs' playroom, which was our former dining room. We had a  large outdated mirror in there that was begging for a makeover, SO, I turned to my trusty spray paint and sprayed the frame white and the mirror Chalkboard (duh). The mirror needed several coats of chalkboard paint. It didn't turn out perfect (there's some lumps and bumps because I sprayed it outside) but it will suffice for Briggs to play with when he gets older!

The frame was gold, but I forgot to take a pic of that. This is it with blue painters tape all over.

For fun I added Briggs' Playroom Rules ;)

I advise you to go buy some chalkboard spray paint and start transforming old mirrors, frames, whatever into fun chalkboards!

Friday, March 2, 2012

A (little) man's best friend

Briggs and Nala are a match made in Heaven. He LOVES this dog, and she loves him.
Nala is completely deaf, and is what we like to call "special". She is one of the sweetest, but WILDEST dogs I have ever known. When Briggs was born I was worried that she would be nuts around him, but it's just the opposite. She protects him, watches over him, and gently plays with him. They definitely have a special bond and I can't wait to see them play together as Briggs grows up.

Briggs and Nala 3/2/12