12.27.2010

I'm Exhausted ! How about you?


 I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas. My family and I did. Now I wish I could hibernate for at least a week! Every year I plan on simplifying, but just can't seem to pull it off. I would love to hear any suggestions you might have on that matter.



Thought I'd share the chalkboard I made for my kitchen. My husband bought it at an auction a few years ago. It was originally a mirror. An extremely heavy mirror and about 6 feet tall. However it was being stored in the basement until we got around to restoring it. Yep, the mirror got broke!( I'm only 2 years into my bad luck so far.sighhhhhh) So with some white paint ,stain.and chalkboard paint, it became a chalkboard. A rather cool chalkboard,don't ya think?


Decided it needed  a little something ,so I added a paper wreath I made from some rather old brittle book pages. For just a little distressed bling, an antique button,old tinsel and ribbon! Just Right!!!

22 comments:

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

Thanks for stopping by and becoming a follower, and entering the giveaway. I love finding blogs this way. I really like your Christmas decor, especially the blue lantern with the star. Very cool. That is also one very large and very awesome mirror, too.

Blessings said...

Love the mirror make over...very cool!

My Mother's Daughter said...

That is beautiful!

nickys nook said...

Ohh I love the chalk board it looks soo pretty - I wish I could say I am exhausted from the holidays now that it's over I fell so bad - I had so many things I wanted to do but I just couldn't find my holiday spirit I so miss having a little one in the house (I don't know when I'll get use to being an empty nester) - you should sit back grab a cup of tea and a magazine and relax have a Happy New Year

GWENDOLYN KAY said...

I LOVE your chalkboard.. I bet it was a handsome mirror too.
Blessings~
Gwenny

Anne Marie said...

wow! what a beautiful piece!! i love it! you did a fantastic job with that...

xo+blessings,
Anne Marie

Deanne said...

Love chalkboard paint and what you can do with it, your new chalkboard looks great!

time worn interiors said...

Loving your chalkboard! To bad the mirror got broke, well maybe not! lol!

Happy New Year

Theresa
aka:tot

Lanette of Cottage Elements said...

I agree with Theresa. Maybe it was a blessing in discussed. Turned out beautiful. And the wreath is way cool! Thanks for stopping by my blog, too! Wishing you a blessed New Year!

Heidi said...

That is one gorgeous mirror!
:)Heidi

Bohemian said...

I adore your Mirror makeover... it's a magnificent piece. I too feel somewhat exhausted... though this Season was wonderful and I'm still enjoyint it tremendously... guess I used up more energy than I realized! Hope your strength and stamina increase in time for the New Year... may 2011 be all that you Hope and envision it to be!

Happy New Year... Dawn... The Bohemian

A Cottage Muse said...

Loving the frame on your chalkboard!!! I have been simplifying my nest too! I take down my holiday decor, clean the room, and try and take away at least 2 things. I create new vignettes and tablescapes on smaller scales. I have a whole box of treasures for my Etsy shop and booth space! Hey...if I need more I do love to treasure hunt!

Happy New Year!!

Donna said...

Your chalkboard is just gorgeous! And it's so huge! What a great idea, and I love your paper wreath, too:)

Gwen @ Gwenny Penny said...

This is gorgeous, Tami! What a find! I love the addition of the paper wreath. I'm so jealous... I would love that in my house:)

Tamara said...

Okay, so I thought your blog looked cool and then I saw this chalkboard goodness. I LOVE it! What a great idea and I might even say that I like it as a chalkboard better than a mirror?!

Anyway, just stopping by from the Say Hi Sunday Blog Hop. I'd love it if you'd come vist and follow me too at my new giveaway blog, Swagtastic Mama!

Miss Mustard Seed said...

THAT is a very cool chalkboard. One of the coolest ever. Great use of that frame..and I hope the remaining five years aren't too hard on you. :)

decdiva1 said...

awesome frame for such a useful addition to ur home! i love it!

Fiber and Fire said...

That frame is amazing! Great transformation.

Trish @TheOldPostRoad said...

What did you use for the chalkboard? Was the wood already there and you painted it? or did you buy wood and paint it with chalkboard paint? OR did you find a chalkboard the right size? Quite curious, aren't I?
-Trish

Theresa said...

That frame is beautiful!

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

I LOVE THIS!!! It's beautiful!
Thanks for linking!

Chrissie said...

What an amazing chalkboard! I love it. What did you use for the chalkboard part?