Are your kids getting ready to head back to school already?! It’s so hard for me to even think about it for 1) schools around here don’t go back until after Labor Day and 2) my daughter is still too young for school so it is often out of mind for me.
BUT I know so many of you are gearing up already and preparing fun activities for the new year ahead. Today, I’ve partnered with 9 other bloggers to share some really creative and fun Back To School Projects that all involve chalkboard paint! Oh and there is a fun giveaway too :)
For this themed project, I decided to put together a Chalkboard Desk Station to go with the Vintage Typewriter Desk I made for Miss E’s big girl room. I bet you will never guess what those baskets are?
Yup, those are actually industrial pendant light covers. Did anyone guess right? But even if you don’t have those exact ones, you could easily use simple wire baskets.
– Chalkboard ( I purchased mine off of Decor Steals back in the fall)
– 3 Steel Screw Eyes
– 3 Wire Baskets (or industrial light covers like I used from Decor Steals)
– Annie Sloan Duck Egg Chalk Paint ( and brush)
I started by painting my wire light covers (purchased on Decor Steals) in Annie Sloan Duck Egg Chalk Paint.
I chose not to cover them completely, but left a few peeks of metal showing for a more vintage industrial look.
I added 3 screw eyes onto the bottom of the chalkboard for the light covers to hang on. They worked out perfectly!
Because there is an opening at the top of the light covers, I cut out a piece of cardboard to seal the opening so the items don’t fall out! And now Miss E had a little matching Chalkboard Desk Station for her new room!
Are you ready for some more chalkboard projects? Just check out all of these from some of my friends.
Giveaway Details: One winner will receive a chalkboard bundle from DecoArt, including chalkboard paint, the clear coating and the glass chalkboard paint. DecoArt provided the prize for this giveaway. This giveaway is not affiliated with Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest. Giveaway will last from August 7- 13, 2013, a winner will be announced by August 15, 2013 and will have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen. Giveaway is only open to US residence, 18 years or older. Winner will be chosen by rafflecopter/random.org.