Update a Chalkboard in Seconds

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Here is my DIY chalkboard in my dining room.   After my recent dining room makeover, the chalkboard looked  a little lost on the wall.  Or, maybe IT was  just bored!

chalkboard1I found these  Wall Pops at Tuesday Morning earlier this summer and thought the splash of blue might be fun!   Or, at least get the attention of someone in my family!   It comes with a self adhesive holder and pen which you can see in the far left edge. chalkboardwallpops

 What do you think?  I started with two, but ended up using all 3 dots!

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Here is the link for the original  PB inspired chalkboard for our basement. LINKING UP TO:  INSIDE BRU CREW  3 LITTLE GREENWOODS  LADYBUG BLESSINGS  THIRTY HANDMADE DAYS  LOVE OF FAMILY & HOME  CHIC ON A SHOESTRING BUDGET

A girly office for me: makeover-before and after.

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I said it! I wanted a girly office! It may not be PC, but if I am juggling 3 different “revenue sources” I need a pretty space!  This has been a work in progress for over 3 years. This is where my office started 3 years ago: DSC_0343 And, my first step was to buy this desk at Pottery Barn on New Years Eve of 2012! The Printer’s Desk.  It was the floor model!  FYI…. I am on a list of potential buyers who are interested in Pottery Barn’s floor sample sales.  And, a sales associate actually called me! pb desk So I had my dream desk, but my space was still dark. And, now I had a dark stained desk. And, my paint makeovers and diy shelf were now looking too dark for the space!   Hmmm… DSC_0444 So to see the vision I had to clear the room. Sorry for the grainy photo! officeduring And with white ceilings and new paint.. it started to brighten up! DSC_0005 Along the way, I painted the diy shelf I made the year before and I repainted the filing cabinet and added new hardware.   So easy! officebefore6 So my back was to the windows behind me.  I  needed access to my printer…. like constantly. So it was lodged it the corner below the windows! officebefore4 I spent a lot of  nights just moving furniture around the room. Yep, fun winter nights while waiting for Scandal to return! And, a funny thing happened. I found my groove and the furniture fell into place.  Photos: officeafterwide3

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Photo:  My favorite wall!!

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officeaftercenter2 The last {blank} wall standing: officeafterblankwall But for now I savor this final image!  Love the color, window treatments, painted furniture and layout!  I wish I could say my desk looks like this on Friday.  Scroll below for resource list.

FINAL:

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RESOURCE LIST AND LINKS TO PROJECTS:

Window Curtain: Ikea ($20.00 for 2 panels) STORAGE BOXES MONOGRAM BULLETIN BOARD BOOK CASE MAKEOVER SUBWAY ART: ONE KINGS LANE FILE CABINET MAKEOVER

 

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