Saturday, January 23, 2010

Let's Play School

You would think after spending 7 hours in a classroom, the last thing my kids would want to do would involve the "S" word (school). But they love to play school and will set up a school room at least 3 times a week.

Sidenote---for you OCD types, I know I am still on week "C" of my:

but, stay with me here. It will all come together in the end.

I am a bit of a control freak and I cannot stand the unorganized, "non-cute" look of this:

or the utilitarian look of this:

But my kids love to play school and this is their set-up, so what is a control freak, decorating maniac of a mother to do?
Shop, of course!

So one day while visiting one of my favorite thrift stores (you can see more of my finds from them here.) I came across this little gem:

It had a veneered board in it that was in bad shape. I took that out and gave it a good coat or two of simple white spray paint. I got a new board and hubby helped out by painting it with chalkboard paint (about 3 coats). There were some little metal brad things on the sides that I took out and spray painted silver. After brushing on some silver glaze here are the results:

Also, the red ribbon holds chalk. There was a brad thing missing so I threaded some ribbon through the hole and tied the chalk on. much better.

Kids can play school. Check.

Mom can have something cute to look at. Check.

Rest little eyes, rest.

Here are some more pics for your cyber-pleasure.

That wraps up week "C." If you were wondering this post is "C" is for chalkboard. I am still thinking about a linky party. Anyone interested? In the meantime, I am linking up with Donna at Funky Junk, Bec at Beyond the Picket Fence and Carolyn at My Backyard Eden. Come see...

Funky Junk's Saturday Nite Special

Make it Yours @ My Backyard Eden


  1. It looks great! Did you get my message that you won the coasters from my first linky party? Email me or leave me a message on my current blog post letting me know which 3 colors you would like.

  2. Thanks Molly--I wonder why I didn't get the email--I blame it on my computer. I was trying to be patient--knowing the life of a teacher is busier than it should be!
    I won't be going into town until later in the week to get felt, so I will get them made over the weekend and get them in the mail on Monday.

  3. That is so cute. I love the detail and the patterned ribbon you used for the chalk.

    I'm hosting my first linky party today, I'd love it if you'd come over and link this up!

  4. Thanks so much for linking up to my "Make it Yours" day.

    Such a great idea! I look forward to seeing more great posts!



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