September 11, 2011

i heart chalkboard paint.

Whoever it was that invented chalkboard paint is a PURE GENIUS!!  A couple weeks ago I finally figured out how I could salvage our coffee table.  [There wasn't anything officially wrong with it - I just really really didn't like it.]

So I was browsing pinterest, and saw three or four different coffee tables with chalkboard tops.  It was p.e.r.f.e.c.t.  And, lucky for me, the craft store here always has a big Labor Day sale - so I could get the pricey chalkboard spray paint for 40% off!!  Pretty awesome.

Anyway, I had to take the whole table apart, paint it, and then put it back together.  Oh, and spray painting in the wind is pretty difficult - just in case you didn't know.  It's a simple Ikea table, so the dismembering wasn't too hard.  And then I realized that [1] we didn't have the instructions for putting it together anymore, and [2] it's missing about twelve screws/nails/pegs.  And I decided that John is NEVER allowed to build any furniture ever again - especially not any future baby furniture!!

Once I finally had it all put together and only a little wobbly, I primed the chalkboard surface and got to doodling!!!  It's a miracle how in two days my most hated piece of furniture became my absolute favorite!  I love leaving John silly little notes and pictures on it when I leave for work in the morning.  Although he doesn't usually notice them until we're both sitting down at the end of the day...

Ok, here's a picture - because I know you're all dying to see it!!

Tomorrow is my second day of training at work.  And I'm pretty sure they're going to let me make someone bleed!!  I'm excited - and maybe a little nervous.

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