Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Chalk It Up.

I seem to like to go months between blogging.
I rationalize this with, "I have nothing that profound to say right now. Or, even if I did, I don't want to take the time to type it all up and make it look rad."
But, then I think, "So what! Do it anyway!" Besides, who would want to read a blog that's all heavy all the time? Not me, haha.

Here's a quick little project that I've been meaning to do for a long time and I finally got it done!

Enter IKEA 5 drawer storage unit (not sure if they still sell these).
It comes in this natural wood tone, which, when I bought it eons ago, I disliked and quickly painted it white.
 I like the natural quality now. Oh, how our tastes change!

Here it is partially white, partially painted. I grabbed a quart of chalkboard paint from Walmart for $9.99, I believe. Super easy to paint, and after 24 hours curing, you just "prime" it with a dusting of chalk.
Oh, how I love the feeling of smoothing paint on an item.

Here it is, all pretty like, in it's place on the desktop. Just a word of advice? Spell check yourself BEFORE you snap the picture. This version of "stationary" means "fixed in a position," which is NOT  "stationery: personalized writing materials." Haha

For all you Portlandia peeps, just put a bird on it.
Turquoise tray - Target, white tape dispenser - Walmart, and "Keep Calm" paper weight - World Market
(Also, ignore under the desk, haha)

And, there you have it! I just love when a space makes sense and is usable.
Now, to keep it clean...

~ christa jean

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