Need a cute way to hoard your pretty papers and to-do lists in one place? Look no further! I’ve come to present to you my fool proof patterned magnetic board DIY over on Ikea! No but seriously, if you can use hairspray, you make this DIY..
I’m officially back from Alt! I’ve got lots of cool goodies and must-have info to share with you this week, but right now I’m still trying to transition back into real life. It’s been a little crazy considering the last two days have involved days of almost no sleep, countless friends made, a car accident, and waking up sick. Let me just tell you that it’s never a dull moment here, folks!
On a smoother note, in case you missed my DIY workshop at Ikea and want to catch up on all of the details, you can read my full post here on the Ikea Houston website. Go check it out and leave some comments there letting me know what you think, but preferably just how awesome I am? Just kidding, sort of…
This weekend is my first DIY event at Ikea, and I’m beyond excited! It’s themed around getting organized, so I’ve been scheming up out of the ordinary ways to re-purpose everyday items. Most things you’ll have to see on Saturday, but I wanted to include those of you that aren’t local (hi, mom!) in my DIY chalkboard to-do list using Deco-Art’s new chalkboard anything paint. No lie, I want to chalkboard everything in my house right now just because I can. And on that note, I’d like to take this time to apologize to my husband in advance..
- Wooden craft plank (sounds weird, but you can find them at Michael’s for $2)
- Leather cord
- DecoArt craft paint c/o
- DecoArt clear chalkboard paint c/o
- Black chalkboard pen
- Stamp (optional)
Essentially you can go as crazy as you’d like with this tutorial as long as you keep in mind a few keys steps: Any detailed stamping or lettering you have to do after you’ve painted the chalkboard coats according to the instructions on the bottle. The chalkboard paint will smear any details that are painted with craft paint if you use it after. Here’s are steps I took to make mine:
First, I painted the whole board with chalkboard paint according to the instructions on the bottle. Once it had set for 24 hours, I stamped my logo on the top, and then taped off the bottom portion and painted it mint julep green from DecoArt. Then I drilled a hole in the top of the board and strung leather cord through and knotted it. I cured the surface by rubbing white chalk across it and wiping it off, and then I bought black chalkboard pens for everyday use so that it was easier to write and see than traditional white chalk. Pretty simple and definitely much cuter than a plain old chalkboard or dry erase to-d0 list!
P.s.- If you don’t want to miss out on the rest of the projects, you can still RSVP for the event, here. See you Saturday!
I’m so, so excited about all of the new opportunities and collaborations that are shaping up for Sugar & Cloth in 2013! To kick it all off, Ikea Houston is sponsoring a Getting Organized workshop on January 19th where I’ll be teaching you some unconventional ways to shape things up around the house for the new year. You can find out all of the details for the day and RSVP, right here. Did I mention there will also be goodies and giveaways that day? Can’t wait to see you, meeting readers is my favorite!
photo via Things Organized Neatly