I’m not sure what has gotten into me lately, but it seems I can’t get enough of chalkboards.  I’m painting the kids’ furniture with it, gifting it, and I’m pretty sure there are 3 different types in our kitchen/entry area.
So when I noticed a big, blank, blah side of our island, what do you think I did?
We added a chalkboard, of course.
For the life of me, I can’t find the tutorial shots I took, but hey…you guys know how to craft something together.
Board, empty frame, wood glue, chalkboard paint.
No crazy-hard steps.


And I’ll be honest, Matt cut the board for me. I painted and glazed the frame, and he hung it from the inside, attaching it with screws, so that little hands can’t pull it down.  The kids are loving it!!  And I love that it’s the perfect distraction for them while I’m cooking dinner.


Because I wanted to work with what I had, I used a piece of red oak we had leftover from my first desk Matt built me.  I knew the grain would show, even after primer, but I love it.  It’s different and textural, and it was free.


Any simple additions to your house lately?
One last thing….Are you getting ready for the Christmas Challenge of Style Feature Saturday tomorrow???
Since we’re celebrating 1,000 followers and 2,000 subscribers around here pretty soon, this little challenge will be my Christmas and THANK YOU present to you guys.  The winner will receive a bundle of goodies that I love to keep on hand….think Purdy, Krylon, Wagner, and I’m also throwing in some fun small things from me to you.
I won’t be posting favorites from last week (I’m still looking through them…79 entries….so wonderful!), since I’m sure some of the same Christmas projects will be linked up.  There’s no limit as to how many projects you can share, just be sure to add you’re headed over here for a challenge so others can link up, too.
Ashley from Pure + Lovely will be the guest judge….she KNOWS how to Christmas.


Prizes revealed tomorrow….and I’m getting too excited….we may have to include some additional winners.
Link opens at 3 pm.
Can’t wait to see you tomorrow!!