Friday, June 8, 2012

Chalkboard is Finished

This is take 2 of the chalkboard post. I scheduled it for this morning, but was exhausted and didn't get around to finishing the post last night, so when it was up this morning it was blank. Hopefully no one saw.
Here's the new IKEA chalkboard I painted Watermelon for the big girl room. It's going to be part of her new art studio I'm assembling in the closet once I ever clear out the remaining junk.








The mini buckets were a find at the Target $1 section. I'm obsessed with that area! Now, I'm sure you probably think I'm crazy for putting crayons and colored pencils next to the chalkboard. There's actually a bar that holds a roll of paper for drawing. And, I'll actually add chalk and dry erase markers at some point too. The basket underneath will hold her coloring books, tablets, etc.



Here's what happened as soon as my cranky, almost 2 year old checked out her new area.




AWESOME!! 

Well, now you can see it's not always perfect around here. Far from it in fact. This is just life with a toddler. 







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22 comments:

  1. That is so cute Megan!! I love it so much! In fact I might have to steal the idea a bit because there is a plain one sitting in the play house I am redoing that may have been tossed out otherwise. It won't be watermelon though but I LOVE it that color.

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  2. Love this shade of pink! I'm sure your little darling will enjoy it for many years to come.

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  3. Lol, I love it. ANd the chalkboard looks great. She's going to have such a great time with that.

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  4. OH GOSH! I remember those days! Cute chalkboard!

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  5. This is so cute, you have given me an idea for my homeschool chalk board, coming over from the Weekend Wrap Up Party!

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  6. I was definitely wondering why the chalk wasn't in one of the buckets. :) Absolutely adorable! My daughter needs an easel. She would love standing in front of this and drawing for hours. I'd love it if you'd share at Off the Hook!

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  7. That's so darn cute! I love the bright color. I had to laugh at the messy pictures--I have 3 little boys and was jealous that you could leave art supplies out and they wouldn't get ruined (or be used to ruin other things) but I feel better now. She'll grow into it, I'm sure!

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  8. What a perfect color for that chalkboard! Thanks for following me, I'm following you back. Love your ideas!

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  9. haha! I love the colour! I’d love for you to share this project on Tuesday’s Tidbits @ Naptime Delights: http://naptimedelights.blogspot.ca/2012/06/tuesdays-tidbits-4.html
    Thanks so much!
    Sarah
    {http://naptimedelights.blogspot.com}

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  10. How darling, I love it!! Found you via Printabelle!

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  11. What a fun color! The coloring stuff on the floor is a common sight at my house as well. :) This is my first time visiting your blog, I found you via Beyond the Picket Fence. I'd love if you paid me a visit at my new blog! http://tiffanyandcoblog.blogspot.com

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  12. I have this easel from IKEA and never thought to paint it! Thanks for the idea =)

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  13. So glad you linked up! I have this IKEA chalkboard, too, but it definitely needs a paint job! Thank you.

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  14. Hi! I wanted to let you know that you were featured on my Wonderful Wednesday link up at http://printabelle.com/?p=5272
    If you would like a featured button, I have them here: http://printabelle.com/?page_id=724 Thanks!

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  15. We have one of those same easels that my daughter has outgrown and has marked all up. I love how it looks painted. Now I want to paint ours for when our son is older.

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  16. Very cute!!!

    I would love for you to share this at my Flaunt It Friday Link Party. Make sure you enter for the great giveaway too! :) http://www.blissfulbucketlist.com/2012/06/flaunt-it-friday-2.html

    Sarah@
    www.blissfulbucketlist.com

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  17. I love the paint! I was thinking of getting my almost 2 year old the same chalkboard for his bday...now I'll have to add some color to it :)

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  18. Great project and a pretty color - would love if you stopped by to link this up to my party!
    Stacey of Embracing Change
    http://staceyembracingchnage.blogspot.com

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  19. That is a pretty color! I have the same easel, maybe I will paint it in a pretty color like yours when my daughter stops drawing all over the frames.

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  20. This has been featured at Off the Hook. Thanks so much for linking up!

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  21. Featuring you today! :)

    Ginger @ Ginger Snap Crafts

    http://www.gingersnapcrafts.com/2012/07/take-look-at-you-my-favorites.html

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  22. duh me! why didn't i think to paint our ikea easel?? Going to paint mine now.... bright apple red! Thanks for the idea! :)

    ps- If you screw down the buckets to the easel.... no more dumping them out when your little one chooses to throw a fit :)

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