Tuesday, June 1, 2010

personalized chalkboards for my boys

This week I decided to enter the CSI project challenge. I've had this project on my to do list for almost a year so this gave me the extra push to start and finish it.

I've had these cabinet doors for a while now and had always planned on painting the fun colors and making a chalkboard out of them.





My kids love to draw so I decided I would make them each their own chalkboard. Here is the final project...


I added a drawer pull that I turned upside down to make a nice resting spot for the chalk when not in use...



I personalized each one with my kids' initials...



Distressing each one will also help hide wear and tear over everyday use...



The other two...







And even though he is just over 2 months old, the baby has one waiting for him to enjoy also...





I love how they turned out and the boys are so excited to draw on them... (the chalkboard paint has fully cured yet so until tomorrow they are only for viewing)...





~Megan



I'm linking to:





Visit thecsiproject.com



The DIY Show Off

HouseofGrace


UndertheTableandDreaming

21 comments:

handbags*n*pigtails said...

This is a great project but honestly my favorite part is the drawer pull mounted upside down! How clever!:)
Just found you through Bonnie's link up over at House of Grace. Cant wait to read more of your blog & ideas!:)
Sarah
HandbagsnPigtails.blogspot.com

Meredith said...

I bet they love those!

Notes from the Homestead said...

I love these! The drawer pull chalk holder is too cute!!!! Looking forward to following your blog and seeing all your great ideas to come!
~Kim

Orange Peanut said...

Very cute!!!! And a very ingenious way to use that drawer pull! Love it!

Decorchick! said...

Great chalkboards!! Love the drawer pull idea. Genius!

Alyssa said...

These are adorable! I love the "chalk holder" idea. Great job!!

Alyssa
http://lifeoflyssie.com

Manang Kim said...

Oh my goodness these are so pretty! A very good idea!!


2nd time around

Jennifer said...

Those are too cute!

Alison said...

These turned out darling!! I love that each of your boys have their own chalkboard! I keep meaning to try out a chalkboard project... way to go!

~Alison
http://oopsey-daisy.blogspot.com/

Lady Katherine said...

These are wonderful! What a great idea! Love the drawer pull upside down! Now that is thinking out of the box! Love it!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

This is such a clever and creative project. Well done!

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Joyeful said...

I love these!! You did a fabulous job!

Stephanie Lynn said...

These are adorable! I love the chalk holders - super cute! Fabulous job! Thanks so much for joining The Sunday Showcase! I greatly appreciate it. Hope you are enjoying your week! ~ Stephanie Lynn

Brooke said...

I have cabinets just like those that I just replaced in my kitchen. The stack of doors has been sitting in my hallway thinking of a project I can do with them. What a great idea. I am thinking of adding hooks somehow to the bottom of mine to hold keys as well.... Thanks for the inspiration!

Brooke (hiretoinspire.blogspot.com)

Stephanie Lynn said...

Hi Megan! Just wanted to let you know I'll be featuring your chalkboards today! Stop by and grab a featured button if you like! Thanks again for linking to The Sunday Showcase Party! ~ Stephanie Lynn

ordinarilyextraordinary.com said...

Those are amazing! What a great idea.

Adrienne said...

Ok...those are awesome! I've been looking to make a chalboard for the longest time, but I haven't been able to find that perfect mirror or picture frame to use and here you go and make (multiple!) gorgeous chalkboards from old cabinet doors. Why doesn't my mind work this way?! Great job: )

Korrie said...

Using the cabinet pulls upside down is an INSPIRED idea! Thanks for sharing.

Bonnie @ House of Grace said...

Soooo cute! I love that idea. Thanks for linking up to my party. I can't wait to see what else you do. I am your newest follower.
Bonnie

Beth@The Stories of A2Z said...

This is such a great idea! I especially love your little chalk holder :). Thanks so much for linking up!