It’s been kinda fun working from home for a few days, not running to an airport hauling my suitcase behind me with my Blackberry burning up with “Fedex Delivery Notification” emails. Like a normal person, I get to sit here and drink a cup of a coffee, work from a computer and actually say hello to my neighbors who walk their dogs down the street as I pick up my mail from–gasp!—my actual mailbox. Yep, I’m romanticizing about having a normal day and, frankly, I love it.
Anyway, this gave me time to rummage through the craft room and do some cleaning and organizing. I came across a standard florist vase and a can of chalkboard paint tucked away in the back of the cabinet. Like chocolate and peanut butter coming together, I thought why not bring these two things together into one?
Painted a light coat of chalkboard paint all over the outside. Streaky, light and not quite there. But that’s the key to working with chalkboard paint: don’t overdo it on the first coat. Think of the first coat like a primer or as if you’re icing a cake: just start with a skim layer to get things going.
Second coat done and dried.
Write right on the vase with chalk (this one was done quickly, but I’m sure you could spend a little more time and draw hearts or something all over it along with a message).
Fill with fresh flowers and you’re good to go. I’m going to save this for out of town guests when they come and visit and write “WELCOME!” on the front. Easy, simple and fun.
Happy Friday and have a great weekend, all!