When Lyzz sent along her awesome DIY chalkboard door project we couldn’t wait to share the goods. Here’s her letter:
I found your blog about 6 months ago and have been addicted ever since. I read it every single day and always find so much inspiration. I wanted to share a quick before & after that we took on. We’ve seen many homes painted with chalkboard paint and loved the look but unfortunately most of the homes in California have textured walls, so it was never going to work. Instead, I took the door connecting the house to the garage and used it as a large canvas for chalkboard opportunities. We added a chalkboard calendar by taking a little more time to measure out the appropriate size for a calendar. Since we didn’t want to use blue painters tape for the grid since it’s so wide, my car enthusiast of a husband suggested we used vehicle pin stripe tape (1/8 inch width) and it worked wonders! Two coats of paint and a couple of hours later, we got a great message board that’s perfect for our busy household. The amazing part is that the project only cost about as much as purchasing a modest size message board from the store (approximately $14 including chalkboard paint and pin stripe tape). Keep up the amazing work on your blog! – Lyzz
Isn’t that awesome? We love everything about it from the amazingly graphic and functional calendar boxes to the extra space on top and below for everything from love notes to grocery lists. Great job Lyzz! And to learn more about her awesome chalkboard DIY just drop in on her blog! Meanwhile, we’ll just be dreaming of a door to chalkboard-ify ourselves…
When Sarah sent over her dramatic sitting room makeover we couldn’t wait to share it. Here’s her letter:
I gotta tell you I was in a makeover blip with our old cottage here Down Under but you’ve given me back my zing! Here’s our transformation of the worst sitting room eva! We snapped the before photos of this delightful room at the open house when we bought our beach cottage a year ago, complete with wall art and two tv’s. Now it’s a lot more cozy and current. To see more you can check out my blog. Keep up the good work. Here’s to DIY! -Sarah in Australia
Here’s the crazy and cluttered before:
And the serene and soothing after:
Isn’t that a breath of fresh air? We love everything from the white on white palette with pops of tan and chocolate to the casual vibe that feels effortless and welcoming. Didn’t Sarah work miracles in a formerly chaotic and crazy space? Love it!