Friday, August 5, 2011

Back to School and it's Chalkboards Galore!

We added some new items to our space.

We added even MORE chalkboards!  We sell these like crazy!  Did you ever get the job to "clean the erasers" at school?  That was one of my favorite jobs.  You got to go outside and you got to beat them against the building.  I would take my dear sweet time too...  Nowadays, they use more dry erase and high tech stuff, so they are just missing out on that good 'ole chalk dust flying around.

Before we added these to the shop, we used some of these chalkboards for "props" at a vintage 80th birthday party for my in-laws.  I'll post about that later, but take a look at some of the cute pieces we have right now.

Here's 3 chalkboards along with a sweet little bird we helped out.  Chalkboards are fun to greet company with, have a reminder list going or to put an encouraging verse on it.

Here's a sneak peek of the birthday party.  These are my in-laws.  They both turn 80 within a month!

This came from Pier One and was originally black. Well, we didn't get it from Pier One - we got it at a garage sale.

 In addition to selling the chalkboards, they add warmth to our space.  We are always on the look out for treasures to be turned into chalkboards.  This one was from a friend that was moving.  There's an oil painting under there (that's probably worth $10,000) that was already covered up with stain.  So we didn't feel bad about adding our own flair.  It's really lightweight.

We used this cute 5x7 frame at our vintage party.

Even a cheap "silver" tray bought for .25 gets a makeover.

We bought this little bird for a quarter and brought him up to date.  He's so much happier now!

The round chalkboard is from one of Tiff's friends.  All we did to this was change the verse.  Look at those cute banners.  We recycled them from the vintage birthday party.

This is a little 3 shelf cabinet (only about 12" tall).  We're loving this yellow color too.  It can brighten up any room.

Look how great some Old White paint and rubbing it off, made this Plain Jane black lamp a knockout.

Here's some more yellow.  That poor little apple/potato peeler has been in our booth way too long.  It retails for $20 and we have it for $10.  Get it to make some curly fries!

These are adorable!!!  We turned these wooden frames into a chalkboard frame to hold your child's art.  My 30 year old did these pictures.  I'm a proud Mom!

We have 2 of these gorgeous 8x10 frames.

I think this frames holds 2 5x7 pictures.  Fabulous!

These repurposed frames will save you tons of "Is this sweet or unsweet".  You can use them as place cards too...

This is a cool army trunk we found.  We are using it to hold all our frames and chalkboards.  We priced it high so we can keep it around for awhile.  We made it look really old!  It has a divided shelf inside.  We have it open to hold our stash.  I would show you a picture, but my battery died too soon.
And here you have it - "the not so empty nest" week 9!
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1 comment:

  1. Love all your items and your booth...hop over and share them at my party.