Did anyone notice I added another photo to our title bar above? I’m sort of obsessed with that black and white family picture that Molly Long took of our little clan. That chick is a miracle WORKER. All of her pics look like they’re straight out of a magazine. She also took the newborn pic of the girls in the title bar as well.
Today I have a fun project to show you! My old place of employment (pre-baby), McFarland Clinic was getting rid of their big clunky cube-like-end-table-magazine-holder-things, and upgrading to something… well, I don’t know what they’re upgrading to. But they were so over these things…
My friend Dana swiped them for us before they got tossed. My first and only thought was to paint them white and put big black dots on them so they look like a pair of dice. Luckily, Nick had a brighter idea. As usual, we sanded them down to get them ready for primer.
And we painted them white. BORING, right?
Then, we slapped on a vinyl that we ALSO acquired from Dana (!!)…
And proceeded to paint with CHALKBOARD PAINT!
Then, you guessed it, we peeled off the vinyl so that the white paint showed through, like so…
We used the same techniques from our Children’s Profile Plaque Tutorial. If you decided to give this vinyl/painting business a try, be sure to follow our step-by-step instructions. Each step REALLY does matter!
Since we used chalkboard paint, we chose not to poly/seal these pieces… cause otherwise they couldn’t be used as a chalkboard!
We love that these two pieces can be placed together and used as a coffee table, or separately as end tables or night stands!
They went from being so clunky and bulky, to being so chic and modern! Nick has the best ideas!
UPDATE: these babies are already *SOLD!*
Is anyone garage-saling today? The girls and I are thinkin’ of hitting some up later this afternoon… wish us luck!! And HAPPY WEEKEND!