Did I mention that it’s April vacation week? Can you hear the strain in my voice? Yes, it’s a lot harder to lead my normal life while also keeping an 8-year-old and a 5-year-old constructively entertained.
This morning, after they got their hair cut, we stopped by a new place I recently discovered. Gallery 56 is a great consignment shop in a nearby town. I finally found new dishes. My old set was vintage china sourced at a garage sale in college. Needless to say, (15+ years later) it was a few plates short of a set. I had filled in with some ikea standards, but as it turns out, plate design is kinda important. The ikea’s are high in the center, annoyingly making our food sauces flow to the outer edges. I found that these are much better used underneath plants.
Anyway, with new dishes in hand, my daughter and I washed, put away the new (vintage china) set, and swapped out the old. In the spirit of spring cleaning (and the fact that everyone was happy to help), the insides of the cupboards got a washing, and I decided to paint the inside of my cabinet doors with chalkboard paint. It was a 5-second decision as I had some paint on hand, but I am so pleased with the results. It is a perfect place for notes and grocery lists. And kids love it when you start to spontaneously paint things….
So this a long story to tell you that I want to use chalkboard paint in more places ( I still have leftovers) and in search of ideas….I came up with these:
…proving definitively that there is a place for chalkboard paint in the garden.