All of us have some old frame sitting in the attic/garage. Do something with it!
I had an old chalkboard (but you can use ANY surface) from a garage sale from years ago and I painted it with this chalkboard paint:
and VOILA! I have a new “message” center. Ready for recipes, phone numbers and to do lists! I love it! I also put some fun pictures on the side of it. Who doesn’t love a vintage picture of an oversized man in a womans bathing suit? I mean, come on. Result:
And the best part? 5 bucks for the chalkboard paint (I have enough left in the can for another 5 uses or so) and I found a huge bag of chalk at the DOLLAR TREE. New decor for 6 bucks!
Thought I would let you know how my herb garden is growing. The parsley and basil came in nicely and we have used them quite a bit. We are using them tonight for a Caprese Salad! I planted some cilantro last week (my husbands request) and can’t wait to use that either. I got some Gladiolus bulbs around Easter time and planted them about a month ago–they are budding. I have several others and will take pictures when I get a chance….
DOLLAR TREE has some cute retro kitchen towels and pot-holders. I like being in the right place at the right time. Spare change in my pocket=fun in my kitchen. HUZZAH!
I firmly believe in the saying, “they just don’t make things like they used to”. I’m serious. I feel like we live in an IKEA world where you can get everything cheap, quick and poorly made and people settle. No offense to IKEA lovers–I like it for some things too, but you get what I’m saying. I think that is what endears me to the craft community so much. People spend time and energy to produce beautiful works of art. Handcrafted. Anyhoo-I got to thinking about this again today because I collect wooden thread spools (amongst several other collections) and I just love them. Companies have moved to plastic and I have so many problems with my sewing because of plastic spools. I hate them! I get that its cheaper for the manufacturer, but still….they just don’t make things like they used to……don’t you agree?