Friday, March 16, 2012

Finally , a Completed Pinterest Project

Ever have one of those days where absolutely nothing goes as planned?
Of course you have , everyone has.
And I had one today.

We are leaving tomorrow for a trip to New Orleans ( super excited about that ! ).
As you can imagine, I had tons of things to get done.
Including laundry.
The dryer quit.
Then Hubs broke the water line to the washer.
Not a good start to a busy day.

But it all turned out fine.
We had a spare dryer ( whole other story ),
 Hubs fixed the plumbing ( he is very handy ),
the laundry got done !

I haven't even begun to pack , but my house is clean.
I like to come home from a trip to a clean house.

Anyway , it was another gorgeous day day here in the trailerhood.
80 degrees again !
I'm hoping Mother Nature isn't just messing with us.
It made me ambitious to do a project.

A while back I had pinned this project

Pinned Image

and I have been wanting to create my own.
Well, a friend brought this into the store a few weeks ago

and the only thing I could think of is this would be so much better as a chalkboard !
Out came the chalkboard paint.
first coat
It only took two.
If I use chalkboard paint on metal or glass I give it a least 3 but usually 4 coats.

Remember that garbage bag of wine corks ?
Well they came out again too.
I don't know why I didn't take an "in progress" picture !

I am VERY happy with how it turned out.

Here is a close up of the cork pattern.
Fun , huh?

Not sure where I'm going to put it yet.
Just glad it's done and out of my head !

I'm not sure what makes me happier,
the way this turned out or
that I finally created something that I pinned !

Also today...
Grandpa hung Addie's swing for her .
She loves it.
We couldn't find her sunglasses and she hates the sun on her eyes so Grandpa put his hat on her !

How about those boots !

I hope you all enjoyed the beautiful day as much as we did !

Not sure if I will have any posts next week or not.
I'm off to the Big Easy !

Linking to these awesome parties
More the Merrier Monday@DIY Home Sweet Home
So Very Creative Party Time @ So Creative
Meet Me Monday @ You're Talking Too Much
Amaze Me Monday @ DittleDattle
What's in the GunnySack@The Gunny Sack
Meet Me Monday @ You're Talking Too Much
Newbie Party @ DebbieDoos
Metamorphosis Monday @ Between Naps on the Porch
Make the Scene Monday @ Alderberry Hill
Make it Yourself Monday @ An Original Belle
Show Me What You Got Linky Party @ Our Delightful Home
Talent Tuesday @ Vintage Wanna Be
Party Time Tuesday @ Northern Cottage
Trash to Treasure Tuesday @ Sassy Sites
Cowgirl Up Creative Linky Party @ The FarmhousPorch
Show Off Your Stuff @ Fireflies and Jellybeans
Primp Your Stuff Wednesday @ Primp
Your Whims Wednesday @ My Girlish Whims
Good Life Wednesday @ A Beach Cottage
Rock & Share @ The Shady Porch(a pinterest party)

Show and Tell Friday@ My Romantic Home
Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage
Inspiration Friday@ At the Picket Fence
Pinning and Singing on the Weekend@ 5 Minutes Just for Me
Potpourri Friday @ 2805
Fabulous Friday @ Faith,Trust and Pixie Dust
Weekend Bloggy Reading : Link Up @ Serenity Now
Fridays Unfolded @ Stuff and Nonsense
A Pinteresting Link Party @ Here's to Handy Andy
Tutu's and Teaparties : A Pinteresting Party @
Shine on Friday @ Happy-Go-Lucky
Saturday Nite Special @ Funky Junk Interiors
Show me what you got @ Our Delightful Home

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  1. This is awesome!! Wondering what I would do with all these extra corks!!????
    Thanks or sharing!!

  2. TOTALLY LOVE THIS!! Now this is my type of chalkboard! Kuddos, Deidre~

  3. I LOVE it! Now i've got another project for my To-Do List :) Thanks

  4. What a fantastic project! It looks great but kinda got upstaged by your adorable granddaughter. ;-) Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Inspiration Friday this week!

  5. Wow how neat!! I can't wait to give that a go!!

    I tend to have a bunch of projects that I try off of pintrest!!

    I'm following back! :) Thank for the support by the way !!!

  6. Wow, I love how it turned out! I've been pinning wine cork projects for a month or so, but I thought that I would amass corks faster than I am. Darn screw top wine! That and champagne corks:)


  7. Great project, turned out beautiful! I'm now a Linky follower!

  8. Great transformation and I love the swing pics - too sweet!

  9. WOW! You did an awesome job! I would love for you to link up at my Linky Party via:

    Mrs. Delightful

  10. Loving the corks, never a shortage in my house. You sure did a great job and it is a great transformation. Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration at Sunday's Best!

  11. I do love my wine and really need to get on one of the many wine cork projects out there. And you combined it one of my other favorites -- chalkboard paint!

    Love the final product!




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