Monday Made It!

Good morning friends!
I'm *finally* linking up with my friend Tara for her Monday Made It linky. I'm telling you, people, I look forward to this linky ALL year. When the school year comes around I just don't have time to craft like I like to. Also, we moved into a new house this year and I have had ZERO time to decorate. So, guess what I will be doing this summer?!?!

I've already been pinning like crazy!

So...I only got around to doing 1 craft this week. I had many more on my list, but we had dentist appointments and dance recitals and summer sun to soak up!

I had reallllllly wanted a chalkboard above our mantle for a long time. I made one using a picture frame and chalkboard paint at Spring break. It was fabulous! It's a 2-day process because of dry time. I waited patiently, found the quote I wanted to write and then began! I was so excited! Then....I wasn't really thinking that I was writing ON GLASS and I leaned on the glass...just the tiniest little bit and CRACK!
can you see the crack? So sad! I didn't have time to remake the chalkboard at spring break, (it's a 2-day process, people!) so I just squished the glass together the best that I could! You couldn't even tell when it was up on the mantle. :D
So, for summer my first project was to fix the broken glass piece. This time I bought a replacement MIRROR. They are MUCH thicker than the glass and can handle a lot more pressure from writing. You can buy just a mirror in picture-frame size by the wall frames in Hobby Lobby. I used a 40% off coupon so it was a $7 fix. I spray painted the back of the mirror- the front was beveled which I did not want on my chalk board, so I just flipped it over. That way, I figure if I ever get tired of the chalkboard I can easily flip it over and use as a mirror.
Ahhhh...a fresh new chalk board!
 Here's the finished look. I love it! I can't wait to change the quotes out now as the season change. And I'm getting and itch to make, like, 7 more of them and place them throughout the house!!
Head over to Tara's blog to check out the rest of the Made It's! I will be back next week!!
http://4thgradefrolics.blogspot.com/2014/06/monday-made-it-summer-weekly-2.html

11 comments

  1. I would love to try making some of these. So cute!

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  2. Beautiful! Wish I was proud of my handwriting to show the chalkboard stuff I do LOL

    -Sarah
    A Rocky Top Teacher

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  3. Wow! That is gorgeous! What did you use to write on the chalkboard?

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  4. Girl, how do you write like that?!?!?! Sooooo stinkin awesome:) Love the first one that cracked and love the new one:) I'll have to ship you my chalkboards with the quotes I want....lol:) Thanks for linking up:)
    4th Grade Frolics

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  5. So cute! I need to spruce up my big chalkboard sign that I used during my pregnancy and put it up in my house!

    Rissa

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  6. That's a great, fun spirit for you to keep up and start your week. You sure got lot of stuff ahead, but at least the important ones are on the cards, such as the dental appointment. Rather scary, but pain related to teeth can really be excruciating at times, so better get on with that visit. Take care!

    Haleh Ashkevari @ Brockington Dental Centre

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  7. I am in AWE of your handwriting. It looks brilliant :)

    Anisa @ Creative Undertakings

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Thanks for taking the time to chat with me!

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