I look forward to this post all month every month. I LOVE sending fun things to my blogging friends. It is like Christmas morning when I get to click over and see what they did with them in their homes. They always knock it out of the park and this time is no exception.
I teamed up with Amy from The Idea Room and Desiree from The 36th Avenue. They are two of my most favorite people because they are both genuine, kind people who put their faith and their families first. They also happen to be ridiculously talented.
This month I ordered us a hanging vase/planter. I loved the shape and the fact that is had a flat bottom so you didn’t necessarily have to hang it if you didn’t want to.
(affiliate link: hanging vase/planter from Amazon)
I recently added a chalkboard (and by recently I mean yesterday afternoon #procrastination) to my dining area. I knew I wanted to do a different feature on the wall to change things up from the mirror I had there, but I also wanted to keep some of the barnwood.
The hanging planter made the perfect spot to put the chalk!
Let’s chat chalkboards for a second…. I painted one in my basement for my kids to draw on knowing I would be covering it up eventually with the gray stained planks. I knew it would be a mess. And it was. So I probably should have hesitated to put one in my home again but I didn’t and I’ll tell you why.
This one will be for grocery lists, messages, and a menu board. I will be the main one writing on it and I will use a wet rag to wipe it down, not an eraser or dry rag. I am hoping this will reduce the chalk dust. I also added the barnwood in the hopes that any dust will land on that ledge and not in the floors or baseboards. I gave my little guy the smaller chalkboard that use to hang in here and he is happy as can be to color on it…. mostly outside :)
Another idea that I almost did, was to hang this on the side of one of my kitchen cabinets next to the sink and put fresh cut herbs in it with water to keep them fresh. There is a tiny hole at the bottom but I would have just used caulk to fill it and make it waterproof.
And if you like to use reclaimed wood in your projects like I do, read this post on how to clean and sanitize it :)