Large Painted ‘Menu’ Chalkboard {& a Sneak Peek}

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Terry and I have been busy, busy bees this summer working on the items we scored a few weeks ago at a local estate sale.  We were giddy with our bargain finds, but I am not sure we thought through all the work we were going to have ahead of us during what is supposed to be the lazy days of … [Read more...]

From the Archives–My Very First Post Ever–Week-at-a-Glance Wall Chalkboard

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I thought it might be a little fun this Friday to repost my very first blog post, ever, from November 27, 2010.  My, how things have changed since then!  Bear with me on the formatting and pictures, but it's still fun to see how much 11 Magnolia Lane has changed along the way.  My Type A/OCD … [Read more...]

How to build a {DIY} Giant \ Huge \ Wall Chalkboard

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This is hands down my most favorite project in my house. Maybe ever. It wasn't hard, nor expensive and it provides not only organization for me but fun for my kids. And it's most certainly a "conversation" piece. Last summer I built this giant chalkboard for my wall between my dining room and … [Read more...]

Chalkboard Paint Dog Food Container

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  I'm sure you've noticed I've been doing quite a few pet-related posts lately, because we're now up to two dogs, a geriatric cat, and a hamster.  There has to be a system in place, or chaos (and animal hair) reigns! I saw the cutest idea on Pinterest, by TidyMom, and knew I'd have to try it. … [Read more...]

Easy Halloween Chalkboard using Martha Stewart Craft Paints and Stencils

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Last month I received the most amazing surprise on my doorstep!  It was from Martha Stewart Crafts and it was filled with the most inspiring paints, stencils, tools and ideas. I just couldn't wait to dive in.  Limiting myself to one project was nearly impossible, especially when the theme for … [Read more...]

Easy Chalkboard Picture Frame & Vintage House Numbers Giveaway Winner!

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Happy Monday!  Well, maybe not so much...things are pretty busy around my house, and I've been fighting off a cold all weekend.  But, with a full week of homeschooling, swim team, karate, ballet, and piano, who has time to be sick?  :) Thanks to all of you who entered our giveaway for the awesome … [Read more...]

Week-At-A-Glance Chalkboard Wall Calendar

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I am an organization addict.  Combine a Type A personality with only-child syndrome and throw in a touch of OCD, and this is what you get!  I have owned every Day-Timer and Filofax ever made, and for awhile there I was really good about keeping my schedule in my Blackberry, but now I am back to a … [Read more...]

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