Chalkboard

(sorry for the crappy iPhone pics – I need a nice new camera.  Casey do you read this blog? Christmas is coming up…)

If you Pinterest, you’ll already know chalk boards are essential if you want to have a quirky, fun and laid back house.  That said, I needed to hop on the chalk train.  We also have an unfortunately placed breaker box in our kitchen so this project played double duty – chalkboard & ugly breaker box curtain.

I started out with finding these gems at the antique mall on 99 and 205th.  If you haven’t been there, it’s the upstairs of the Burlington Coat Factory, and it has a mother-load of junk that I could spend all day rummaging through.

Its hard to see the frames in the background since your eye stops at the cutest pooch ever.

I also bought magnetic paint (Rustolium roll on for both the magnetic and the chalkboard).  Magnetic paint – poop gravy.  It was 20 bucks (pretty pricey for a quart of paint, I believe), I followed all the instructions to a T, even doubled the coat recommendation, and while a magnet will kind of stay on the board, if you tried to adhere a feather it would come crashing down.

Had the man friend cut some partical board to fit into the frames for the chalk board.

Like I said before we had to hang them a little wonky because I was also trying to cover the horribly placed (and ironically magnetic) breaker box as shown below.

And the reason I was dying to put a rush on this project…I really wanted our Friendsgiving menu up for our big turkey dinner!

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About The Neuzel Project

Neuzel is the combination of Neuman and Benzel. Now that Casey and I have been married for 3 years, we could probably be the Neuman Project, but I still love the time we were the Neuzels so it will remain.
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One Response to Chalkboard

  1. hangkost says:

    Tater tot casserole, huh? 🙂
    Love the chalkboards! Good job, Bre!

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