Thursday, June 25, 2009



It's time again.
Time to show your finished projects for this week.

Go on over to Monica's, Expressly Corgi,
and take a look at projects that have been done this week
for Get R Done Friday.



and Show and Tell Friday at Kelli's House

Kelli-show and tell Friday

and FLAUNT YOUR RED FRIDAY!!
over at Southern Lady

Flaunt your Red Party



Thank you ladies, for the great hosting job!!!

OK, first my excuses.
I have had a petty unmotivated week,
due mainly to processing some sad news.

So, the project with the foot board did not get done.

I can just about guarantee it will, someday! =0))
I may actually make it into a bench which
i would have more use for than a shelf.





So, out with this project, and on to what i did get done.

I did get this old trivet...
You know, the kinds you see at garage
sales all the time with the tile broken out?



I got it spray painted red,
(my wee little flaunt your red Friday)

and a piece of Masonite painted with chalk board paint,

And antiqued it, and put on an easel,
(in case you do not have a wall to hang it on,)
and got the eraser painted to match,
and got it put in the kitchen at the store.


And I did get this done.
An ordinary, bit used,
white melamine bread box,
taped off,
and painted with blackboard paint,
and today's baking needs written on it.


Do you all know about the pens
for writing on black boards and it is not all chalky and dusty?
And it washes off with water?

Chalk Ink is the new best thing! It applies smoothly...doesn't make a mess...and looks more vibrant and colorful than plain chalk.


Michael's has them, 4 for $11.00 or so.
It is in with the scrapbook pens, not over by the blackboards as one might think.

And, did you know you must 'season'
your chalk board before using it??
Take a piece of chalk on it's edge and color all over the board before using it.
Erase the chalk, and you're set to go.
(otherwise the first time you write it will not erase all the way).

Thanks for joining in.
Hope my next week is more productive.

blessings,
Barbara Jean

42 comments:

Sammy Girl said...

Barb ... wonderful job on the trivet! Sorry about having to process bad news this week, but the footboard can wait. I have no pics this week ... but I DID get the LAUNDRY FOLDED! Yes, you say, that sounds so NORMAL!? .... well, we all have to start somewhere, and I started by getting caught up on the LAUNDRY (except all the ironing, lol!)
Hugs and have a super FRIDAY!
Betty :)

Allidink said...

Sooooo cute! Great job Barb! I love how it's red! It is awesome :)

All the best,
Allison

Pam said...

What a clever use of the trivet!!! I think it looks awesome. I love how you did the breadbox too. I just got a really nice one off Freecycle and now have the wheels turning on what to do with it. Thanks for sharing!

ceekay said...

Great ideas for chaulk boards... and I didn't know about "treating" the chaulkboard...thanks

Hootin' Anni said...

I just love, LOVE the teapot chalkboard!!!!

My Show and Tell is now posted. Won't you pop over for a chat and a spot of tea?

Nancy said...

Barbara Jean, I love your little teapot chalk board! Good idea! Love the bread box too! And, I am glad to know about the seasoning...I didn't know to do that!

Thanks so much for joining in the Flaunt today!!! Nancy

Susan said...

What clever ideas for chalkboards. I've never used that paint but think it is so neat.
Susan

Smilingsal said...

As a former teacher, I did know about seasoning the chalkboard, but chalk ink is new to me. Thanks for sharing you ideas.

Here's my Show and Tell:
http://smilingsally.blogspot.com/2009/06/abused-china-cabinet.html

ClassyChassy said...

Great posting today - you are SO CLEVER! Love it! Thanks for joining in this week!

Debbie said...

You certainly managed to get your red in there. The trivet is too cute! Loved the bargains and your tip on the chalk board. Thanks.

Gee said...

Well done Barb. Thats quite a project. Thanks for sharing it with us.

TRICIA @boutellefamilyzoo said...

Hi there.
I just stopped over from the Chalkboard Party. I love the trivet chalkboard, but my fav. are those chalk ink pens. I have never heard of them, but they are fantastic! I love that idea!
Thanks for sharing.
*Tricia

Cindy @ Chalk it Up! said...

Very creative!

Thanks for the chalkboard ink info. I will have to look into that!

have a great day!
Cindy

Kelli said...

So cute! I love the teapot chalkboard, especially! Have a wonderful weekend!
P.s Barbara Jean on Mr. Linky is perfect!

A Hint of Home said...

You gave us some great ideas. I didn't know about the new chalk. Thanks for sharing with us.

FOR THE SAKE OF TIME said...

I love the chalkboard trivet. What a wonderful recyle idea. Have a great weekend and thanks for sharing.

Charla

Deb said...

Love the breadbox idea!

Gina @ The Shabby Chic Cottage said...

What wonderful ideas! My blog's address is www.theshabbychiccottage.blogspot.com. Thanks for joining in today!

Lisa said...

What a great idea for your trivet! So sweet!

TattingChic said...

OMGosh! I LOVE that teapot trivet AND the breadbox! What an adorable way to save space AND make a message board! I LOVE IT! I'd love to see more chalkboard ideas so I will go and visit this chalkboard party! :)

Marie said...

Hello Barbara Jean - love what you did with that trivet! It's adorable. Thank you for sharing.

Blessings,
Marie
http://emmacallsmemama.com

Linda said...

Your tea pot trivet is darling. I've never tried this type of project....but I'd love giving it a go. Chalk pens are new to me too...where have I been:)...hugs, Linda

Glenda/MidSouth said...

How cute and thanks for sharing. I did not know about chaulk ink.
Glenda

Love Bears All Things said...

Why would you want to be more productive? I think you did just fine. Imagine thinking to do that with the trivet. I love both items. You are so very creative.
Mama Bear

Sherrie said...

Hi!
Great projects completed! Love that trivet, it's really cute! Have a great day!!

Sherrie
http://splummer-aviewofmylife.blogspot.com/2009/06/friday-memes.html

JunkinJane said...

love the lttle teapot, great idea! thanks for the tip on the chalk pen!

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Love your Tea Pot chalk board!! Wonderful idea..you are so smart!!
Guess I need to think outside of the "box"...and try some new things. Love the chalk board idea on whatever I can find... humm

Have a Great Weekend
Deb :)

{ L } said...

I don't mind at all with the "copy and paste" thing, lol. :D Looks like we both discovered the amazing chalk ink! You did some beautiful chalkboard creations!

Boo-Bah said...

I love what you did with the trivet, and the breadbox too. Very cute.

Iris

LDH said...

Well I'd say you were quite productive this week! Great and creative projects!

Brenda said...

Well, how fun are your cute and ingenious chalk boards! I'm in awe! I would not have thought of your creations. You did a splendid job!
Brenda

Jen B said...

Thanks for the great chalkboard tips--I need some of those chalk ink markers and didn't know where to get them : ) That trivet is adorable, great idea!

Shari @ My Cottage of Bliss said...

What cute blackboard ideas! Unfortunately, I don't have a good place in my kitchen for a big blackboard but I sure could do something like this. And no, I had no idea there was such a thing as blackboard pens. Great invention!

Kirby3131 said...

I hadn't heard about the chalkboard pens until today. The trivet/chalkboard is a cool idea. Good thinkin'!!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Cute ideas for chalk boards! Thanks for the info about the chalk pens and seasoning chalk boards!

Katherine

Lisa said...

SUPER CUTE!!!! I love those pens I'll have to get some!
Hugs, Lisa

Chatty Crone said...

Love the trivet. And thanks for the info on chalk marker. I have never heard of them.

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

Absoltuley ingenious! I LOVE that! Thanks so much for dropping by Bloggeritaville today! I love new firends!

Suzanne in TX said...

That transformed trivet is adorable--you are certainly creative! Thanks for the tip about the chalk ink--great to know! Hope to see you soon over at my blog.

Julie Bagamary said...

What cleverness! Thanks for the tip of chalkboard pens at Michaels.

Olive Rue said...

Hi Barb,

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I hate I missed the chalkboard party but I was having too much fun on vacation. :-) I love what you did with your chalkboards. Those are great.

Thanks for the tip about the black paint. I have already been doing that on a few of them. Love the idea of chalkboard pens too. Hope you have a great week!

Hannah E. said...

that is so cute I have a chalk board that I keep in my room but yours is more creative.