Family News Chalkboard

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You all know of my love for the IKEA as-is section, right? When I picked up the cabinet door for this project, I also found a whole shopping cart full of smooth black cabinet doors. And they were 99 cents a piece. I bought 3 in assorted sizes and decided I’d figure out what I was going to do with them later. BC was thrilled! Winking smile


I tried to come up with a newspaper-y title for our board. Coester Chronicles was as good as it got. I cut out some white vinyl with my Silhouette and applied it to the top of the board (the font is Cloister Black). I put a saw tooth picture hanger on the back and hung it up right next to the front door.

Remember those wet erase chalk markers I mentioned a week or two ago? They work like a dream on my cabinet door turned chalkboard.


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  1. Joni Walton says:

    Such a cute idea! I think I can copy that one! And, seeing the wall of clocks brings back good memories. Plus, I am amazed that you keep all of them at the same time. I think my oven, car, alarm clock and all of the various clocks at my house are never on the same time zone. :) I figure that is somehwat good, then I can be early or late at my own discrection. :)

  2. snippetsandyarns says:

    you always have such great stuff hanging up in your home. have you considered posting a photo tour of your house? you could have a blog post about how you have craftily personalized the decor in each room. It would be like a room-by-room inspiration guide. :-)

    ~ Meagan

  3. ok… i have a question about the chalk markers. i have used them on a couple of projects and have problems erasing/wiping the boards. it's almost as though it stains the board. do you do anything differently to prep your surface?? what does your board look like when it's wiped clean?

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  4. Pati @ A Crafty Escape says:

    What a neat idea… I love that section of Ikea as well!

  5. Great idea. I love that section of Ikea. I will be making this for sure.

  6. SewCalGal says:

    Very cute.


  7. Molly @ Me and Madeline says:

    We don't have an IKEA! or a pottery barn outlet…some people… ;)

    It looks awesome, Char!

  8. When we re-do our mudroom I have one of these planned. Love it.

  9. If you posted about the clocks, I missed it! I've love to see a picture of the clock shelves. Is there a post about them you can direct me to?

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