Today, I'm spending Starbucks Sunday at home. There's something amazing about relaxing in your own place, feet up on the windowsill, kitty cuddled (or smelling your coffee) around. What a glorious morning!
This past week, I've worked on my sewing (I think I'm going to buy a sewing machine on Black Friday, 'cuz this hand sewing thing takes forever), started a new book (it's Nick's), and cleaned my entire town home from top to bottom. I even Magic Eraser-ed my bathtub, which means I was dedicated to the whole cleaning thing.
My friends, however, have been busy chalkboard painting everything. Shauna painted the inside of her cabinet, glass containers, candlesticks, a frame, and some bottles. Emily decided to bust out some chalkboard paint for some old wine bottles to use as a fun wall decoration. We're all getting amazing inspiration from Pinterest (seriously friends, best website ever) and I am loving it. I too have been enamored with chalkboard paint, but haven't shown my projects on my blog yet. Shauna and Emily have inspired me to share mine too!
I spray chalkboard painted two wine bottles and a beer bottle for a centerpiece. They make a gorgeous tall centerpiece for an empty table, and if I take out the greenery for dinner, I can write the menu on the bottles as a little kick. I love the way it looks, plus it makes dinner parties that much more fun!
I also bought two cheap sale frames from Michaels and painted them as decoration. One smaller 8x10 for the mantle, and one larger 11x13 frame (not pictured) as a welcome when you walk into my home.
Because I wanted it to look like a real chalkboard and I was unsure how I'd like the glass as a base (that's a lie, I tried on an old glass surface and I hated it), I used fine spray texture underneath the chalkboard paint. Not only does it give a good surface for the chalk to grab, the look of the chalk feels so much more authentic.
I've also crocheted three scarves this week (I seriously need to bust out my crocheting book and learn new patterns), threw together a few potholders/washclothes with leftover yarn, and sent off some gifts to loved ones.
It's been a crafty week.
How was your week? What was your favorite part?