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!
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.
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...