Happy Back-to-School-Season! My kiddos are LOVING their teachers and friends, old & new. Makes this momma happy. Already their spongy brains are soaking up the reading and math skills and we're swelling with pride!
The only drawback to school is loosing our slow-start mornings. I didn't realize how draining it had been on me until Friday afternoon when I went to pick up my son from testing...my daughter's testing was earlier that day so she had a friend over while her brother was at school. We rushed out the door to drop off her friend and pick up her brother, I'm not known for my punctuality but am trying to change that...it was whirlwind trip trying to be on time.
While waiting for my son I noticed that my feet felt funny. Looking down I saw this:
Yep, ran out the door so fast I slipped on two different flip flops. My daughter started laughing loudly which caused many parent heads to turn my way. Oh goodie. Well, hopefully this will be the most embarrassing thing to happen this year. ~fingers crossed~
And back to the chalkboard:
This isn't the final resting place for this chalkboard. Originally I was hoping to set it on top of my cabinets, but its about half an inch too tall. I'm in the process of making a shelf over the sink, so maybe there? We'll see. Crafting and decorating is pretty fluid around here.
The chalkboard part is two pieces of wine crate dividers glued together. The spindles came from a dumpster dive-rescue. This dumpster was loaded with many fun things that I'm still utilizing nearly a year after raiding it.
Spindles were coated with homemade stain. Afterwards I just wasn't feeling the whole "chair" look so the top was nixed and the spindles were adjusted to fit the sides. The top and bottom were remnant pieces of wood stained in Minwax walnut.
Turned out perfect for the farmhouse look we're going for.
There is another chalkboard nearly complete. Will share that soon.