Saturday, March 22, 2014

Kitchen Command Center

Most of the craft projects we do you ladies are involved in.  Although you were not directly involved in creating this one, it came about because of you :)  The kitchen counters were becoming dumping grounds, with all your art projects from school, your reports and newsletters, our bills and just stuff in general.  I poked around online to try and find something that I could put in the kitchen area to control all the stuff. There were a few things that I liked, but nothing that I loved. I then came across something that I loved, but it was pretty pricey, so I decided to try and recreate it.  I went to the store and bought all the items I thought I would need.  

Next I painted the outside of the chalkboard.  I wanted it to blend in the kitchen and was not fond of the natural wood look.

testing out the surface of the chalkboard 
I also painted the boxes that were going to be affixed to the board.  Again with a color that would look nice in the kitchen area.  Once they were dry I placed them in the area they would be, using a magazine to test the height.

Once the adhesive on the boxes had dried, I used chalkboard labels for the boxes and attached it to the wall.

It is large enough that I can do the weekly dinner menu, your sight words and some fun sayings.  I even bought my very own chalk. So now hopefully the counters will stay clutter free and you ladies can help me decorate the board.

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