Country Sampler Autumn Decorating

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I hope everyone’s enjoying a relaxing holiday weekend! Labor Day always seems like the official end of summer to me, probably because everyone is back to school now.

It’s kind of fitting that today I’m sharing our latest magazine mention, because it has everything to do with back to school organization.

Easy DIY Vinyl Chalkboard Wall Calendar | 11 Magnolia Lane

This DIY vinyl wall chalkboard calendar has been in quite a few of my houses–every one where I’ve had the wall space for it! The chalkboard panels are peel and stick and I’ve actually been able to reuse them from one house to the next. It makes it easy to tell who needs to be where on any given day (or night).

Here’s the calendar in our historic home in Fayetteville, NC:

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…and in our Savannah house:

DIY Vinyl Chalkboard Calendar | 11 Magnolia Lane

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…and in our first Southern Pines home:

DIY walk-in pantry | 11 Magnolia Lane

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This easy but useful project made the pages of the Autumn Decorating issue of Country Sampler magazine in a back to school organization spread:


| Country Sampler Autumn Decorating |

I just saw it on the newsstand at our grocery store last night, so take a peek the next time you’re waiting to check out!

To create your own DIY wall chalkboard, here are my sources:

Chalkboard panels

 Days of the Week Letters

 Chalkboard pens (if you want to be fancy; I just use regular chalk)


I spent most of last week styling a friend’s beautiful home for a local magazine photo shoot, so I’ll be back in a few days to share my photos.  And don’t forget to check out Amy’s post {here} on all of the best Labor Day sales.

Thanks for stopping by~

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  1. Marty Oravetz says

    How fun, congratulations

  2. Heidi Colton says

    I love it Christy! I can’t wait to close on our house later this month and get moved in to start implementing things like this.

  3. oh how fun Christy! i will be sure to check out the issue .

  4. That is my favorite magazine, so I will be sure to see it!! Congratulations!

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