Tuesday, May 19, 2009

To the Board...

I have wanted to improve the organization of my desk and my family. Between work, softball, dance and scout schedules, things get complicated. Not to mention all those "little" things I mean to accomplish in a day.

I saw this post MONTHS ago about making a magnetic chalkboard and knew it was a great idea. I found an old mirror at the antique mall near by. I love the size and shape. It would be perfect over my desk and would help keep me on task for the day.




It was old and beautiful. I removed the mirror first. Then I stepped on an old nail....which led to this post. Please remember to wear shoes when you are working!


I put on several coats of gloss white paint. And then it stopped. Finding the sheet metal for it was harder than I thought...my hardware store didn't carry it. Dad to the rescue! But he has no sense of urgency to get it...so I waited like a good, patient daughter.



Hubby affixed the new sheet metal to the old wood backing with gorilla glue. Then 3 coats of chalkboard paint.



Done! I love it! It fits the stop perfectly!

Here is the organization part. Most things crossed off the list. Better get to all those returns I need to make!

22 comments:

  1. I love the interesting shape. It's more fun than a rectangle. Nice job!

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  2. I loved that post too...It's been in my idea file! Way to go making yours!!! So cute!

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  3. Oh that is soooo pretty. Don't you just love dads that help with our crazy decorating ideas!!
    For next time, I found magnetic paint at Home Depot. It works pretty well. Is wood easier to cut than sheet metal?

    Thanks for a cute idea!!!

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  4. I have an obsession with chalkboard paint right now...the possibilities are endless. Yours looks fab!

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  5. So sorry that you stepped on a nail. Ouch!

    Your chalkboard turned out fabulous! I love the beautiful curvy shape.

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  6. What a great thing to do with that lovely mirror frame. It looks wonderful!

    I think I need to get some chalkboard paint and look for something to transform. :-)

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  7. I did one and use it one my front porch to welcome guests or wish someone a happy birthday!

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  8. What a stylish way to stay on track!! I'm jealous, it looks like you get to go to Hobby Lobby!

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  9. It looks great - love to see what others do.

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  10. Jenny,
    What a great idea, and what a beautiful job you did. It is lovely and looks so nice.
    Enjoyed seeing it.
    thanks for sharing,
    Blessings, Nellie

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  11. LOVE this idea. Thanks for sharing! It looks fabulous! : )

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  12. Seriously, can a chalkboard be sexy? Because yours totally is! Beautiful.

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  13. Your patience paid off!! It's wonderful!

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  14. So great! I wanted to add sheet metal to a play kitchen I make magnet boards for the sides, but I couldn't find any. Glad your dad could help you out! Dads to the rescue!

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  15. IT's beutiful...just need to find something with the right lines...GREAT!

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  16. Love what you did with the mirror! Great idea.
    Blessings,
    Marie
    http://emmacallsmemama.com

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  17. Great job! Love the new chalkboard!

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  18. I love it. Chalkboards never looked so chic!

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