Get it Together: Chalkboard Memo Board

I don't know about you, but I like to take advantage of any opportunity to organize and clean that I can find. Tidying up, labeling and making sure the house is in order, is a neurotic trait that my dear husband claims is one of the many reasons why he fell in love with me. Hmm...is that a good thing? 

In my quest to the get my craft room together, I noticed that I have a lot of loose bits of paper laying around my craft table, on surrounding shelves, and basically strewn about the place. Some of these loose papers actually had important information on them that could have been...ugh, useful if I had known where they were at the time. It's amazing the things you find when you're cleaning, things that you didn't  even know were missing! 

For today's Get it Together post, I created the perfect solution to my craft room dilemma; a chalkboard memo board using paper from SEI's Mia Bella collection.
All the materials used to create my memo board were supplies that I found while I was purging my craft room. Ha, who knew all this prettiness was so easily accessible to me? I painted some clothes pins with white acrylic paint, and covered them with strips of  Kiss in the Rain, Sightseeing, and Hotel Suite paper, and adhered them to the painted wooden plaque.
Since, I needed an area where I could write notes, I pulled out my chalkboard paint and applied two even coats to the wooden plaque. To make the chalkboard lines super straight, I masked the edges with washi tape. Make sure to paint the first coat of chalkboard paint in one direction, and the second coat in another direction. And, if you're like me and simply can't wait the 24 hours required in-between coats, (Who are they kidding? No one is going to wait 24 hours in between coats), pull out your heat gun and dry the paint in a snap!

Ooooh, it looks like I need to submit some cards, better pull out my other lovely SEI paper collections for the next call.

11 comments:

  1. Love it! We are going to feature this project over at The Craft Mom tomorrow!

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  2. Love this fabulous project!!!!

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    1. Thank you very much Angie. :-)

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  3. Oh I love your creativity, Emily! This looks like something I could even make & wouldn't it be a great gift, too?! Thanks for another dose of inspiration!

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    1. Greta, thank you for the sweet comment! :-) You're right--it would make a great gift! What a great idea!! So easy and affordable to make.

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  4. HA! NOBODY WAITS!!!!!! :) AWESOME Craft Project that I think I will take this idea and twist it a tad to finish off a mirrored "chalboard" that I made!!!!! LOVE THIS!!!!

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    1. YAY! So happy that this project has inspired you! I'd love to see a picture of your finished piece! Thanks for stopping by

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  5. HA! NOBODY WAITS!!!! I love this idea and will be taking it and twisting it a notch to finish off my "missing something" Mirrored Chalkboard! Thanks Much!!!!

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