Feb 18, 2013

Chalk Board for the Family Room

I bought new chalk board paint for my Bill Pay Board.
So I painted this shipping crate lid with it.


We have several of these from my hubby - he's a science guy. He gets these from the instruments he sells.
I have been wanting a chalk board here in the family room. 
I just painted the center and left the frame all rough.
I like it next to my big window. Luke is watching Spongebob for the thirteenth time today.
We are home bodies.
The remotes are in a wire basket on the distressed dresser.
I should write "No More Spongebob" on the board but nobody would even notice.
I wrote "HOME a great place to be..." instead. Nobody will notice that either, but I am glad that my family likes to be here at home. That makes me very happy....even if they watch too much Spongebob.
linking up with...
Creative Cain Cabin

27 comments :

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

LOVE this! so cool holly!!

Susan @ homeroad.net said...

Holly I love this! I would love to find a crate like that! Great job, it came out great!
Susan

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

The crate chalkboard is a great rustic piece. I really like your family room. It looks so comfy and a great space for a family to hang out.

NanaDiana said...

Cool, cool, cool! Is it hip to say cool anymore? Is it cool to say Hip?
Well, whatever- I really love it- xo Diana

Gee Singh Newbanks said...

The fact that you left the 'frame' rustic is great. Luv it!
Hahahahaaa.. we are home bodies as well. I luv it that even now the lads are grown, we still get in a good amount of family time.
Hugs, Gee

Shabby chic Sandy said...

We are home bodies too--and why not be when your home is nicely decorated. I love the saying on your chalkboard!

Shanon at Vintage Sparkle Chic said...

We all notice! I love the chalkboard, it looks perfect right there. I'm guessing you always have to say, "turn it down!!", too? ;) I would really be quite happy if we didn't have a tv at all. Always love your style, I'm behind a bit so off to check on your older posts.

~Shanon

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

I love it Holly! Love that pretty painted chest too!

Denise said...

I love how it says "use other side" ha! perfect. I remember the Sponge Bob days. Some form of Disney channel or something was on all the time. Then after the cartoons it was all of those "tween" shows. EEkkk!

Jennifer Leible said...

LOVE it! I want to make one for our home too. Any good tips on where to get old wood, crate lids, etc?

chateau chic said...

Love the rustic frame around the chalkboard. The fact that your family likes home is a wonderful credit to you Holly!
Mary Alice

Home Frosting said...

Love it! It looks great in your beautifully decorated family room! Lesa

Heather Carson said...

love it!
haha, you're so funny...
'no one will notice'

we did! and we love it :)

xo - heather
This Life Is Yours Blog

reFresh reStyle said...

You can never have enough chalkboards or Sponge Bob! Love it!
Debbie

Sherry said...

Love the chalkboard! Just found your blog, had fun snooping around, love all your wreaths, definitely inspired me. Look forward to following along :)

Prior said...

Love your crate and your whole room!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Holly,
Like the re-do on this box lid...very charming! Like the saying too:)

Blessings,
Linda

Cynthia said...

Love the chalkboard and that little topiary.

Cynthia

Tammy said...

Love it! What a neat piece to make a chalkboard! It looks great on that dresser and next that very neat window!

Barbara Jean said...

LOVE that chalkboard...the framer, perfectly rustic...=)

blessings
barb

Christine Vandormolen said...

as always, Awesome!!!

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

He he he !
my 2 year old grandson likes 'dumb-bob'!! (he can't say sponge!)

that chalk board is super cool! Love it.
Pat

Amy Kinser said...

Love the crate lid!! What a great and interesting thing to use for a chalkboard. Always with the good ideas...

Carol said...

The chalkboard looks great, and I'm sure your family does notice what you write.

Laurel@chippingwithcharm said...

Cool, cool, cool...I LOVE it :)

Dawn said...

Its simply perfect. Love the idea and you have it in the perfect spot.
Thanks for sharing at the Cabin:)

Christal said...

I love leaving little notes to my family also, and I didn't think they were reading them either until, my 16 year old son erased the sweet note I left for him and replaced it with some smarty pants remark. At least I know he's reading them. :)

I enjoy your blog.

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