Monday, November 16, 2009

Old school




I don't know where I first came across this idea, but I am pretty sure that it was in a couple of articles in Real Living over the past few months. We just got the door up a couple of hours ago after painting it with White Knight Chalkboard paint on the weekend.

I made a little hanging basket using this tutorial and there is an old peanut butter container in there full of chalk and a duster (plastic for safety's sake). I changed the tute a little bit, doing a few extra stitches here and there because I was using cotton and a different sized hook- this made me feel like a real crochet pro. Go me! It did turn out bigger than I expected, but I am still really pleased with myself.

We'll see if I regret this project as chalk dust builds, but for now I have a happy-finished-project-glow.



13 comments:

Gina said...

Love your little chalk-holder. We painted a rectangle of chalk paint on in the kitchen a few months ago. It doesn't get used that much by the boys (small and disinterested) but I at least find it very handy for jotting stuff down!

Bird Bath said...

what a great combination of projects...the chalk door will be fun for all the folks, I'm sure. And I think the crochet pot holder is super sweet. well done for improvising on the stitches.

CurlyPops said...

Fabulous...and you can now buy dustless chalk so there's no mess to clean up either.

Megan said...

well done, it looks great! nothing like a finished project to put you in a happy mood

PottyMouthMama said...

I really love your chalk holder, that is a great idea. And the door looks fab. I'd love to do that, one day when we have our own home.. Sigh.. x

Tania said...

Great door - and holder-er. Am awaiting chalk dust report at earliest convenience!

Sally said...

You go girl indeed!
I LOVE that door... and have a very ulgy pantry door, and entire kitchen actually, that is in need of a facelift. I'm watching on with interest ...

sewing the seeds of love said...

great door and holder !
could see it being a very useful addition to the kitchen !
PS I am also awaiting the dust report !

Sarah-Jo said...

Fabulous idea Bek and it looks brillant too!
dustless chalk? must invest in some we just bought the kids an ikea chalk easel for $20 and they are dying to try it out but O and I are both allergic to dust :(

Madeline said...

Once Levi learns that the boundaries of where to and where not to draw, I so want one of these. I love it!

Miss Muggins said...

Great idea, and I love the crochet chalk bag. Mine sits in a little basket....that may have to change!

Bobo said...

Cool Bek, I like it! I remember painting a huge wall with that stuff at Kids Spot :)

dearmolly said...

I LOVE it!!!!!! paint, holder, everything!