For real though, please tell me I am not alone on this one. Do you ever have what started out as a quick little “oh-this-will-be-fun” 5 minute project idea turn into a whopping 5 hour project? Because this one over here (yeah- me – the writer of this little blog) is the queen of this! Oh goodness, here’s how this went down.
I had some fairly major projects planned for the weekend and not one of them got done. Why? Oh because I decided to open up the can of chalkboard paint in my garage to change one of the picture frames on the dining room gallery wall to a chalkboard. That sounds easy enough, right? Well, it was. I pulled the frame down, took the picture out, painted the cardboard backing with chalkboard paint, and then when it dried hung it back on the wall. Well that took all of about 5 minutes (ok, maybe like 15 minutes when you include the paint drying time).
Then it happened. I stood back and looked at this new change, be it ever so small. That’s how it started. With the head tilted to the right side standing back looking at the gallery wall, I decided I needed to do some rearranging. So the process went a little like this – take a couple frames down, change some pictures, rehang, stand back, tilt head, stare at the wall, rearrange frames, stand back, tilt head, stare at the wall and well, you get the picture right? All I know is that after about 5 hours the hubs came in and said, “Seriously, you need to stop now!” Ha! You know it’s bad when your hub comes in to “talk you down”. 😉 Whatev- I’m crazy. You know this by now. Long, crazy story short- I changed and rearranged the gallery wall in the dining room. Oh, and I LOVE the changes! That’s what counts right?!
By the way, I painted the cardboard back instead of the glass because I want to have the option of going back to a regular picture frame again. I really like the way the cardboard is kind of bumpy which really does make it look like carved initials. I love adding in little bits of whimsy.
This is how it used to look.
Apart from the chalkboard frame, I’m also loving that I added this photo of my hub dancing with my grandma at our wedding reception. I remember the day we went shopping for her dress. That was such a special day. She was so excited to go shopping for a nice dress! I hope I never forget that day.
I also love that we took down the door (which is now a headboard in the guest room) that used to separate the dining room from the kitchen. Now I can see this wall while I’m cooking!
Did you see the backsplash? Eeeek! We are so close to being done with the mini-reno of the kitchen! I can’t wait!
So, that is how I spent almost my entire Saturday! Awesome use of my time, no? What did you do this weekend? Anyone else spend countless hours doing something that didn’t even really need to be done? Oh, just me. Alrighty then.
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