Monday, January 25, 2010

Chalk it Up

As stated in a previous post, I have newly discovered chalkboard spray paint. When is the last time you wrote with chalk? When you were in your driveway playing hopscotch or back in the one room school house? A little nostalgia never hurt anyone. After combing the Internet, here are some of my favorite things you can do with this fabulous product:


(image via Chef's Resource)

I have never hosted a wine and cheese party, although wine and cheese are some of my 2 favorite food groups. Yes, I consider them food groups. I am setting a goal right here on this blog for all of you to see - before 2010 is over, I WILL host a wine and cheese party. And you will see a fabulous chalkboard cheese plate that I will have made from some random item in our house.


(image via purpleandpearls.blogspot.com)

How cute is this place card? And easy. A combination I strive for.


(image via yumsugar.com)

Similar to the place cards above, these double duty as place cards AND napkin rings. Efficiency at its best.


(image via Celebrations at Home)

I found this idea on one of my favorite blogs, Celebrations at Home. This fab blogger always posts super creative ideas that are completely doable! Directions for making your own chalkboard table runner: 1) Find a table runner. It can be the cheapest, most hideous table runner ever - who cares, you are painting over it 2) Paint table runner 3) Make delicious food and label table runner accordingly 4) Invite people over to eat said delicious food 5) Humbly listen as your guests applaud your creativity... Easy enough, right?




My attempt at chalking (I just coined this term) was a quick menu board in my kitchen. I found an absolutely atrocious $4.99 picture at Marshalls and painted over it with chalkboard spray paint. Let it dry and happily use. This would be cute propped on an easel at a dinner party with the party menu written down.

Moral of the story.... chalking is super easy and cheap. If you mess up, you can just erase it. And I bet you can find 5 things to spray paint in your house RIGHT NOW. Happy Hunting :)

P.S. Random Side Note: I just want to say that as I sit here typing, Mr. Fo is watching Wheel of Fortune and I swear, this game is his God given talent. It's like he has secret powers. If there are 2 letters up on the screen, he can correctly yell out the phrase before Vanna ever thinks about turning over a new letter. (Why does Vanna never age, btw?).... I know this has nothing to do with chalkboard paint, but maybe we can have a Wheel of Fortune party one day to show off Mr. Fo's amazing talent...or maybe we should just move to Boca Raton with the other 90 year olds who watch "The Wheel." Just a thought.

9 comments:

  1. So glad you left a comment so I could find you! The link on my Mcklinky does not work and I really wanted to see your prego package, but could not find it! Come over and link up again.

    I just bought some chalkboard vinyl today to make labels out of. So excited!!

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  2. Good morning! Visiting you from SITS! Cute blog. AND I love chalkboard paint! It's the best invention since... well, I dunno, but it is fun to play with! Looks like you had some great ideas!

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  3. Love! I haven't experimented with chalkboard paint yet, but the year is young! I def see it in my future.

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  4. Thank you Jackie, for the mention! I too, love a good chalk board opportunity! :)

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  5. You mean that wine and cheese are NOT a food group?! Sez who?

    Thanks for stopping by today!

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  6. I love the red chalk board name card...too cute. I have never used chalk board spray paint, but I think I need to soon!

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  7. Ca-ute chalk boards Jackie...I love this idea! Thanks for stopping by Finding Fabulous today. Oh, and I live in Charlotte, NC too! Your the first Charlotte blogger I've ran into...is that crazy!

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  8. please dont forget to invite me to your promised wine & cheese party. is that too forward? i think not.

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  9. i deeply love wheel of fortune. and chalkboard paint.

    here's another cute idea i wrote about over the summer:

    http://honeyliving.blogspot.com/2009/06/gift-of-growth.html

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