Monday, January 26, 2015

Pantry Door--Checkin' It Off The List

Back in December I listed a dozen projects that I wanted to complete in 2015.  I actually got a jump start on it and got this one done after Christmas, but am just getting around to showing it off now: THE PAINTED PANTRY DOOR!
Kitchen Pantry Door, Chalkboard Paint
I gave it a light hand sanding and then used some interior latex in a semi gloss on it.  I used chalkboard paint on the upper door inset.  If I had wee ones still I would have painted the lower inset as well, but I am not bending over or squatting to write on it so I left it blue.  I did give the blue paint a light distressing so some of the original white shows through around the door inset edges.
Kitchen Pantry Door, Chalkboard Paint
And what do we write on the chalkboard?  I am now keeping a weekly menu, which the family loves and so do I--helps me to plan it out, get the groceries I need, plan which days we won't be home because of sports.  And we keep a grocery and Costco list.  In the past the family told me things throughout the week that we needed and I supposedly kept a running list in my head.  This is so much better: they write it on the list and then I transfer it to a post-it before I head out shopping.  No more forgotten items--yay!
Kitchen Pantry Door, Chalkboard Paint
The pop of color and added organization from having a chalkboard in a convenient location is a perfect and easy kitchen update.  And, that fact that project number one is checked off the list is even better!

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Heap of Change, Week 2

Welcome back (or for the first time) to the Heap of Change Challenge!  How are your heaps doing?  Are they getting smaller?  Are you purging and being tough on yourself?

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Vintage Inspiration Party

Hello, looking forward to sharing this weeks VIP specials with you. But first things first let's see what your hosts have been up to lately:  
My Salvaged Treasures Knick of Time Songbird Beyond The Picket Fence
  And then there is the awesomeness of this week's party!     
 So let's all take a moment in our busy lives and just sit back and enjoy some "eye candy"....

Monday, January 19, 2015

Wood Block XO

Do you ever set out to make something and you have no plan at all?

No idea on how what is inside your head is going to get out and translated into something that people will recognize?
Wood Letters

Saturday, January 17, 2015

LOVE & Hearts, A Dozen Ideas

Saturday, oh Saturday.  Slept until 8:58--don't hate me, we have all been recovering from the flu.  

And when I roll out of bed and get to work here shortly, really it will be soon, after all the heated blanket turns off after 10 hours...I plan on working on a little Valentine's Day something something.
Love and Hearts, Valentine Ideas,

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Heap of Change Challenge

Hello and welcome to a big ol' heap--heap of change that is!  'Tis the season or the month so they say to start afresh, make changes, move life in a more positive direction.  

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Vintage Inspiration Party

Welcome back to the Vintage Inspiration Party!  It's that time of the week again for sharing up to four of your vintage inspired treasures and projects that make you smile.  We're always happy to have you here whether you're linking up or checking out all the inspiration.

Monday, January 12, 2015

LOVE Arrow Sign

You know the story of the cobbler, right?  Even though his job was to make and repair shoes, his poor children had no shoes of their own. I think I have shared it before, but my home is often like the poor cobbler's kids--shoeless or decorless in my case.  

But this past year, I have been better when I am making things to sell to make one more for myself.  So, although my XOXO heart went to my booth for sale, I made another Valentine's Day sign to KEEP for my home.
Love arrow sign