to find something to use this can of chalkboard paint on (notice that I do have a hyacinth blooming--spring is trying to arrive!). I bought it a month or so ago because I am always wishing I had chalkboard paint for projects I see in magazines. Of course now that I have it, I don't know what to use it for.
It's currently chic to have chalkboard bottoms on wine glasses so you can write names on the glass (so guests do not get their glasses mixed up).
I was going to do that, but then thought, WHY? I just know they won't wash nicely. The paint is sure to chip and become a big mess. . . I will regret that I was ever silly enough to paint the bottom of my wine glasses. So I decided against painting the bottom of the wine glasses.
Before I got rid of my old pantry door, I wanted to turn the top into a chalkboard. Google "chalkboard doors" and you will see some examples like these:
Very cool. But now I have a new door, so I did not do this either.
I finally decided to do a little pig menu board project. Here is the before pig holding a favorite albeit tattered recipe:
and here is the revised chalkboard holding piggy:
He can still hold a recipe, but now I can also write fun little phrases on the board. I am happy with this easy project. Now I just need to find a use for the rest of the paint. I think I will make some sort of hinged menu board. I just need to find a couple pieces of thin wood. Anybody have any other ideas for a small chalkboard project?
Last night I made pot roast soup for dinner. It was very good. I hope I have enough left for tonight!
I just used 2 cans of beef broth, leftover pot roast, a bag of frozen veggies and three kinds of pasta. I love a full meal in one bowl!
I am so glad you stopped by to visit my garden. I garden in lower northern Michigan (zone 5) in far less than ideal conditions. I have too many pine trees, too much shade, too many rocks, herds of hosta-munching deer and rabbits who think my lilly buds are gourmet appetizers. I am by no means an expert in horticulture or garden design--just an amateur with a shovel and a passion. My garden changes daily during the summer and I will be updating frequently.
During the winter months, I blog about my favorite cold-weather hobby--quilting and just my everyday musings.
I hope you enjoy your visit, and that you will come back soon.