Wednesday, August 25, 2010

70's mirror +chalkboard paint=Chalkboard Menu/Message Board

Recently we took the mirror down in our main bathroom. It was headed for Goodwill when it dawned on me that it was the perfect size to make a chalkboard I was wanting for outside.

I just LOVE chalkboards and chalk ink pens. They are fun for children and an inexpensive way to make ANY celebration a bit more snazzy!

My hubby painted the back of the mirror with two coats of chalkboard paint...and since we had a ton of beadboard scraps...the molding was free. When does that EVER happen? Anyway, the chalkboard is mounted under a deck light and behind the summer buffet. WE LOVE IT!

I am so excited to write messages, write out a summer evening menu or an Autumn brunch menu...spring baby shower wishes or even mounting old pictures to it. The possibilities are endless!

So if you see an old mirror at Goodwill or have a friend remodeling a bathroom, I suggest you take it home, paint it and CELEBRATE in style...and don't forget your chalk ink pens. Your children may just catch YOU doodling when they come home from school. Imagine them writing a note to let you know where they are going and when they'll be home, an "I LOVE YOU" from your honey or tiny scribbles with little hands!

Happy Wednesday!

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