Thank you, everyone, for your get well wishes. I'm still fighting this cold but I'm definitely feeling better. It's helping that it's about 60 degrees outside right now! I love love love this weather. I spent about an hour yesterday digging in the garden and preparing it for the season while the boys played soccer. Oh, I missed spring so much :)
But on top of gardening, we also worked on one small March project here. For a while, I wanted to replace my "menu planner" with something nicer and more practical. This is what I used to have:
Yep, nasty wipe-off fridge sticky thing that I've been using for the past 3 years that's permanently dirty, unfortunately (and yes, my menu plan this week is pathetic...). But not any more!
Now I have this, and I love it:
A few months ago, after we finished Boy's room, we had some leftover chalk paint from their chalkboard, and I thought I wouldn't need any more, so I gave it to my friend. Then when I came to visit, I saw that she painted a huge chalkboard on her kitchen wall for grocery lists, menus and for kids to play. I immediately fell in love with the idea! I wanted it in my kitchen too.
The problem is that our kitchen is small. We just didn't have a wall to paint. Until I had the idea (and had to buy more chalk board paint :). We could do it on the pantry door!! As usual, I forgot to take a before picture of the door but it's just the plain kind, nothing fancy. I like how it looks right now much better :)
I don't have a tutorial for it. It was nothing special really. There are millions of tutorials for chalk boards out there. I simply taped, lightly sanded, primed and painted the door, and then did the same steps (minus taping) with some molding. Don't you love this bright cheerful yellow?? I do :)
I also added a cabinet pull handle attached upside down to hold chalks:
I got it at Hobby Lobby for about $2 (on 50% sale). I just love how this door chalk board turned out! It's great for menu planning and grocery lists. And the kids love it too:
Say Hello to Big Foot :)
And now we are done with one of our March projects here. I love when projects turn out exactly the way I planned them:)
I shared this project with these great parties:
The Shabby Nest, Chick on a Shoestring Decorating, My Turn for Us,
Under the Table and Dreaming Elizabeth & CO Thrifty Decor Chick