2/13/12

A DIY Project and Thank You

First things first...THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!  
Why you ask? 
Because I'm gettin' sooooo many friends lately and visitors to my little blog!
And on this V-DAY EVE I want to share the love and say a big THANK YOU!!
(buster brown)

Now for a little maintenance...if you have friended me and I have not returned the friendship please, PLEASE, leave a note and I will, promise, no hesitation! 
I try to visit all who drop by but I'm afraid I've missed some very important people!  
 VIPs are most important!  Between the Google Friends and the new LINKY Followers it is keeping me very busy just trying to keep up with all the new gadgets and thingys!!

And for my DIY project...
I am so excited to share this today. Y'all know my love for chalkboard paint...and you can read about it here,  Wow, Thrifty Showoffs

(southernjunkin.blogsspot.com)

( This is very funny because throughout my teaching years I was extremely allergic to chalk dust and no one person in our school system was more excited than me when we started using less chalk and more electronic devices!! )

(southernjunkin.blogspot.com)

Recently, my friend and me were shopping one of our favorite haunts and located several clipboards.  At the time I did not have a clue as to how I would use these... but the price was right and so into the bag they went! 
Last week with chalkboard paint already mixed and ready to use I pulled these four boards out of storage! Slapped on some paint...and voila...


The boards looked a little 'plain'... so with burlap (another favorite) on hand... I fashioned bows...


A button was added to each bow...


Can you say...Pleased as Punch with the outcome!!



Off to the 'space' to add another touch of whimsy...



Partying today with friends... Drop by to visit and share all the fun!

See ya down the junkin' road!!

Jan


42 comments:

Katie @ BurbTales said...

Hi Jan! Thanks for following BurbTales!I'm your newest LF and looking forward to reading more of your posts. :)

Best,
Katie@BurbTales

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh how adorable!!! And thank you so much for linking this up! I hope you have a Happy Valentine's Day!
XO
Cindy

Inspired By Felicity said...

I love this little project - I may have to try something similiar. I have several ideas for some things I want to do with Burlap that I just haven't gotten around to. I'm your newest follower from the Dear Lillie Linky Party!
-Pamela, InspiredByFelicity.blogspot.com

Shelby said...

Super cute! I def have a soft spot for chalkboards!

shelby@honeysuckle

Fresh Tangerine said...

Cute idea! I'm hoping to add some chalkboards to my apartment.

Northwest Texas said...

These are really great embellishments. I love all the texture and the buttons too. I'm glad you stopped by my blog and now I found yours! Happy Valentine's Day!

Dana

Meg said...

Really cute! I haven't jumped on the chalkboard paint wagon yet. But, I'm dying to!! Thanks for sharing!!

cathy@my1929charmer said...

Oh my gosh, so ridiculously cute. I just love them, and will be on the lookout for one. Unless you want to share one of them with me! Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration at Sunday's Best Par.tay. Following you on Linky!

Karen Harper said...

That is a great use for chalkboard paint,love it on those clipboards. The burlap flowers are a perfect addition. Thanks for visiting!

Barbara said...

Really Cute project Jan and thank you for stopping by 21 Rosemary Lane and leaving your sweet comment! Following you now,have a great evening!!!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Jan,
Thanks for sharing these cuties at NTT...awesome idea!

Blessings,
Linda

Betsy said...

These are fabulous. There's something about the contrast between the burlap and black chalkboards that Thank so much for your visit. I'm following you through Linky.

THE FARMHOUSE PORCH said...

Thank you for stopping by the FP. I'm excited that you're linking this up with us tonight!
♥Linsey

Rosie said...

Oh, those are so cute. I would have never thought to do that.

Kim @ La Belle Époque said...

This is a great idea. I will have to try this. I was a teacher, too!

Mrs. Crafty Pants said...

These are awesome! And I adore those burlap bows! Im your newest follower!

Lina - Fancy Frugal Life said...

I love the clipboards....I have embellished with paper and mod podge but not chalk paint...Love it! Great teacher gift idea :)

Kendra said...

So cute! What a creative idea!

It's All Connected said...

I have you on the Linky, Jan. ~ Maureen

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

I love how you added the flowers and buttons to your chalk board painted clip boards. I have a couple old clip boards somewhere that I meant to do that to, but somehow they are lost in my stuff.
Thanks for stopping by and your nice comment.
Barb

Laurel@chippingwithcharm said...

These are adorable...love that little burlap flower. Too cute :) Laurel

✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

Hi Jan,

I love the added burlap flowers.

Happy Valentine's Day!

xo,
Dee

awal.ny said...

Great finds, thanks for stopping by. I love chalkboards too, so much you can do with them and make them from.

chateau chic said...

I know what you mean about all the new gadgets. Just when I feel like I'm making progress, some new technology comes along. Love your chalkboards! The ones with the burlap flowers are my favorite.
Mary Alice

Jann Olson said...

Cute,cute Jan! Did I mention that I just happen to have a quart of chalkboard paint? I needed to touch up my kitchen chalkboard. When I had to buy a whold quart hubby said, "What you gonna do with all of that paint?" Oh, don't you worry, I'll find something. Now I just need to find a few clipboards. Love the flower. I too love burlap!
Hugs,
Jann

The Working Home Keeper said...

Love it! My kids are in elementary school and it's weird to walk into the classrooms and not see chalkboards! They all have smart boards now. Thanks for visiting my blog!

Mary Ellen
The Working Home Keeper

robin boyd jackson said...

Aren't you a cutie pie. LOVE all your southern sayings. GRITS! Love it. Just followed you on Linky - would love it if you would Linky Likey me too. ~ robin
http://www.itsrobinwithani.com/

Sweet Posy Dreams said...

Those are really cute clipboards. I have to try chalkboard paint one of these days -- looks like lots of fun!

Brooke @ Spruce Your Nest said...

So cute!!

Teresa said...

Great paint and great ways to use it ty. Have a Great Day.

Samantha said...

Glad to have you over at "Cowgirl Up!" and as a follower! I am your newest follower too. Looking forward to seeing more of your great projects.
:) Samantha @ Crafty Texas Girls

Tanya@takesix said...

They are great, Jan! I've got a frame that I am preparing to make into a chalkboard. You are great inspiration. I also remember sneezing in the classroom alot during school! Happy Valentine's Day!

Tanya@takesix said...

They are great, Jan! I've got a frame that I am preparing to make into a chalkboard. You are great inspiration. I also remember sneezing in the classroom alot during school! Happy Valentine's Day!

bonniegetchell said...

Just wanted to stop by and say thank you for commenting on my blog! I appreciate it so much :) I'm now your newest follower as well!

-Bonnie @ Revolutionaries
http://bonniegetchell.blogspot.com

Kelly said...

Well that is certainly a clever idea! I love chalkboard paint too. It's fun to see all the different ways people can use it. Thanks for popping in to see me too.

Gail said...

How cute! I love chalkboard paint too and have used it on a few things around here. I'm one of your newest followers on both GFC and Linky Followers. Happy Valentine's Day, Gail

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Love the picture of your pieces on the dock, Jan! That table is calling out to me! : ) Love the clipboard transformations. They are such a fine thing to make pretty whether with paper or paint.

Pam said...

Those clipboards are so darn cute. I may have to go steal the one my husband has hanging in his garage and pretty it up for him.

1CardCreator said...

Wow, these are gorgeous! So glad I saw you at Cindy's Woman Thing link party. ~Diane (I am #31)

Shannon said...

Hi Jan~
Thanks for stopping by my blog! These clipboards are adorable. Great idea!

Amanda Dale said...

Totally adorable craft! Thanks for linking up at Cowgirl Up! Hope to see you again next week!
Thanks,
Amanda @ The Ivy Cottage Blog
www.theivycottageblog.blogspot.com

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Oh what a cute idea! I just love chalkboards! Thanks for the inspiration!