{DIY Chalkboard}

Before & After / Crafts / DIY

Happy Thursday Ya'll!

That means it's almost Friday!


Can't wait!

I've wanted to DIY a large chalkboard for my craft room, for quite some time

And last weekend was the perfect time

With warmer temps, it was perfect weather for getting' my spray paint on!

First of all I hit our local thrift store and picked up this beauty (glass still intact)

For $10

Pretty darn cheap, right?

I got busy taping off the frame so I could spray paint directly on the glass

I used these items for my project:

Don't judge the beauty that my yard isn't is….it's still "SPRINTER" (spring+winter) here in Utah!

After letting the chalkboard paint dry, I moved inside to paint the frame

Just plain old white

Nothin' special

But perfect for what I'm looking for

Don't pay any attention to Chloe……she's trying to photo-bomb!

Here's the completed chalkboard:

And all ready to hang on the wall in my craft room:

What do you think?

I'm quite smitten!

I can't wait to change up the quotes!

Now…..I just have to get the hubs to hang it up for me!

This thing is H E A V Y!

Linking up to: http://thriftydecorchick.blogspot.com/

spring week



Mailbox Vinyl

Crafts / DIY / Our House

Happy Wednesday/Hump Day!

My hubby is having a little outpatient surgery today, to remove an umbilical hernia. It's a pretty basic surgery and things should be just fine, but I want to send out some love to him and let him know everything will be okay! And that I love him very much!

Okay, enough of life stuff. Let's get our craft on! Today, I want to share with you a quick and easy project to update those lovely mailbox numbers! You know the ones I'm talking about, right?

While there is nothing wrong with these numbers ( I know, I know….they're letters, but you know what I mean), I was looking for something a little more stylish.

I got out my Silhouette and got to work. First of all I chose a shape from the online store and downloaded it to my library. I measured my mailbox and made the label the size I needed. Next, I chose a font and inserted our house numbers into the label. Then, I printed the design on black vinyl. Super easy!




The last step was putting the vinyl on my mailbox!


{NOTE:} that is NOT my manly finger….it's my husband's! I was behind the camera!



I love how it turned out! So much better!

I am linking up to: http://brandyscrafts.blogspot.com/2012/02/get-your-brag-on-link-party_22.html

Thanks for stopping by!


A gift for a University of Utah fan

Crafts / DIY

Happy President's Day!  I have the day off work, and I couldn't be more excited! 

Today, I want to share a quick and easy project that I put together for a friend this weekend.  My friend's Aunt is a huge University of Utah fan (who isn't?), and she asked me to make some coasters and a dish towel for her to give as a birthday gift.  These coasters are super easy to make.  I saw the idea originally on pinterest via this link

First, I got my supplies together:

Basic white ceramic tiles from Home Depot (less than $1.00 each

University of Utah Scrapbook Paper

Mod Podge/Foam Brush


I cut my scrapbook paper in to 4" x 4" squares (slightly smaller than the tile).  The first step is to paint a thin layer of Mod Podge on the coaster.  Then center the scrapbook paper on the tile, and top with a coat of Mod Podge.  Let dry.  Repeat another layer of Mod Podge on top of the tile.  You can put as many coats on as you like.  I did three coats on each tile.  One they are dry, you can cut felt squares, cork squares or even felt circles for the bottom of the tiles.  This will keep the tiles from scratching whatever surface they will be touching.  You can finish off the tiles with a coat of lacquer as well.  I didn't take a photo of that step.


I accompanied my coasters with a cute University of Utah dish towel. The towel was super easy to make as well.  Just material attached to a dish towel with Heat 'n Bond and Ric-Rac sewn (or glued) along the top and bottom.



What do you think?  Cute and easy gift idea, right?

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