Thursday, April 5, 2012

Another Chalkboard Paint Project

It's probably a good thing that I waited until recently to buy a can of chalkboard spray paint...otherwise my entire house might be covered with the stuff.

In case you missed it, a couple weeks ago I did THIS project. And today, while Ryne was napping, I did this!! (again, sorry for the crappy is still at school...)

For months I've been trying to figure out a way to incorporate a menu/notes board into our kitchen, but I'm working with such limited wall space, that finding a spot has been difficult. But on Monday, as I sat in our office, paying bills, and staring at the whiteboard hung on the wall that still had notes from last school year, I had an epiphany.

 That whiteboard (that my hubby brought home from work..i.e. FREE) shall be my new menu board and it shall go right here:

A while back I put up the shelf. Check out the post HERE.

To make my board, all I had to do was spray the chalkboard paint on, let it dry, tape off the chalkboard area and spray the frame green. Let it dry. Done. I'm so in love.

And speaking of Opening Day, a little Cubs love!

<3 dani

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Bottle Cap Art

This project, like many of my projects, was born out of necessity. Necessity to get rid of a piece of art that had seen better days.

I had framed a sprig of rosemary...not thinking that eventually it would dry out and all I would be left with was a twig...yeah, pretty in it's own right, but I could do better. 

Luckily, I hoard a couple of things. Bottle caps are one of those things. A couple of years ago I made THESE awesome coasters using bottle caps and since then I've continued to collect caps with the hopes that one day I'd make more (ps -- if I hit 100 followers by April 15th, I will hold a giveaway for a set of those marvelous things). But there are more caps than I need for more coasters, so I came up with another use.

Here is the new piece of coaster art: (sorry for the poor photos. I'm using my iphone because I forgot my camera at work and there's no way in hell I'm entering the school over spring break to retrieve it -- pretty sure that's against the law or something)

It was originally this:

All I did was rummage through my cap collection.

Organize the caps within the matte and hot glue them down.

Re-hang and boom, done.

If you like the "S", check out that project HERE

I dig it.

<3 dani

Monday, April 2, 2012

Drop It Like It's Hot: Menu Monday IV

I totally skipped my menu last week. Whoops. It was the last week before spring break and things were a bit chaotic, so most of our meals were either frozen or from a box.


Now that I'm on break, I can actually chill out and make some yummies this week.

Monday Dinner: Biscuits and Gravy

Tuesday Dinner: Breakfast Burritos

Wednesday Dinner: Beef Stroganoff (make it simple, just grab some meat and a package of McCormick's Beef Stroganoff mix -- done)

Thursday Dinner: Curry Chicken

Friday Dinner: Asian Chicken

Saturday Lunch: Leftovers 

Saturday Dinner: Out

Sunday Breakfast: ...not sure...something light, so we can pig out later.

Sunday Lunch/Dinner: Easter Meal

Have a delicious week!

<3 dani