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Thursday, February 17, 2011

Giant Pantry Chalkboard


Okay, I know some of you are saying what my husband said when I told him I was starting this project: "How many chalkboards do you need, Lady?" And my answer is always: "Just one more." While it's true that I have what might be classified as a slight chalkboard addiction, I do have a purpose in mind for each and every one of them. And this one will totally be put to good use.



It's my new extra-large pantry chalkboard and I hope it will help put an end to our problem of starting multiple lists for the things we need and never being able to track them all down when it's time to head to the store. This way, whenever we run out of something or think of something we need, anyone in the family can write it on the chalkboard. Then, when it's time to leave for the store, I'll just snap a quick picture of the list with my phone, and then it's with me when I get to the store. And if by chance I forget to take the picture before I leave, I'm hoping I can call my husband at home and sweet-talk him into sending me the pic!


This is going to be so fun.

And if there's anyone still left out there who hasn't made a chalkboard and you're wondering how it's done, click here to see my previous posts on chalkboards. I made this latest one using the frame from a mirror I found at an estate sale a few months ago. I couldn't find a place for the mirror, so I decided to take it out and just use the frame. Amazingly, it was the perfect size to fit in our space in the pantry. I love it when that happens!



Where do you use your chalkboards?




36 comments:

  1. You can never have too many chalkboards and this one is fabulous!

    Jeanine

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  2. Love your new chalkboard! And - love DaySpring - lovely items.

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  3. I do not have a chalk board.. my hubs doesn't like the idea of them... so I think I may need to start small. Maybe a table top one to start with?? :o)

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  4. I would have a chalboard in every room of the house, but I guess that might be a bit much. Your chalkboard was just made for that spot!

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  5. I have 3 chalk boards and I want more...yours is very nice! My goal is one in everyroom! Shall we make it a contest!!! Congrats on the Dayspring advertising gig!!!

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  6. LOVE it! I have been looking for the perfect sized frame, mirror, picture, whatever it may have been to transform into a chalkboard for my pantry door. Haven't found it yet. I might just have to break down and buy some trim! Planning on chalkboard painting both sides of my pantry door! Can't wait!

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  7. I can't believe I never thought about snapping a pic of my grocery list. I was just thinking, why would I write my list on a chalkboard, only to have to write it all over again on paper before I leave for the store? I am totally going to do this! Thanks for the tip!

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  8. Super Cute. Still haven't made a chalkboard for myself. I'm trying to find the perfect spot for it in the kitchen...eventually I'll get there (:

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  9. Great. Love the idea. I am checking to see how I can incorporate this idea in my space. I am a new follower. Please come over and check me out. Ginger

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  10. I love your big chalkboard! Thanks for sharing. I came over from Tidy Mom. I'm Lovin It!

    God Bless
    Denise

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  11. I LOOOOVE this!! and I especially love ..."snap a quick picture of the list with my phone, & then it's with me when I get to the store."...PERFECT!!

    Thanks for linking up~

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  12. this chalkboard looks gorgeous and what a perfect spot for it...i hope it's helping with your superfluous list problem...;)

    i would love for you to post this on my 'fridays unfolded' @ http://www.stuff-and-nonsense.net/2011/02/from-cheesy-to-chic.html

    now following!

    blessings,

    alison
    stuff and nonsense

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  13. Julie- Love your chalkboard...I do that too...start multiple lists and misplace them-lol So, this is a really good idea. Will check out your new sponsor, too! Hugs- Diana

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  14. Awesome chalkboard and great idea for a pantry! I'd love for you to submit this to the M&T Spotlight: http://www.makeandtakes.com/spotlight

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  15. I love chalkboards too, the frame is so gorgeous.Thanks for visiting and for the lovely comment on my bench. I hope you have good luck finding just what you want.

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  16. I love chalkboards... but forget the chalkboard your pantry is HUGE!!! I want one! Lol

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  17. I am totally a chalkboard-a-holic as well :) love your new one!!!

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  18. Great idea to take a picture instead of copying it all down! I am also a chalkboard addict. It's ok. It could be worse. ha ha!

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  19. WOW! I love how organized your pantry is! thank you so much for sharing!

    P.S I am your newest follower, I hope you will follow me too!
    http://sweetenedbykagi.blogspot.com - I look forward to reading your future posts:)

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  20. Love the whole chalkboard/picture idea. And the board itself is a delight. I'm wanting to do that with cork.

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  21. Wish i had room in my pantry for this big baby! Love it!

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  22. This is such a good idea! Wish I had a pantry to do it on! I'd for you to come share it at this weekend's party! Hope to see you there!

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  23. I love it! I was thinking of putting my chalkboard on the pantry door when I do mine. But yours looks awesome.

    Jeanna @ dramaqueenseams.blogspot.com

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  24. You can NEVER have enough chalkboards! LOL. This is beautiful. Love the idea of snapping a pic of it, too.

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  25. i love this!! i love pantries and chalkboards. i would love it if you linked to my party on wednesday.

    http://typeadecorating.blogspot.com/

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  26. Got here from StumbleUpon! Love this first post and can't wait to explore the rest of your blog. OMGosh!! Taking a picture of your list with your cell phone??....how.....practical. Yup. I re-type mine on a note on MY iPhone.......

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  27. I featured your post up on my I'm Lovin' It wrap up!! http://tidymom.net/2011/im-lovin-it-wrap-up-2-20-11/

    thanks again for linking up!

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  28. That turned out great. I'm your newest follower. I'm having my first link party tomorrow (Monday). It would be great if you could stop by and post your project. http://diyhshp.blogspot.com

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  29. What a find!! Your new addition is gorgeous!

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  30. The frame is perfect for a chalkboard! Excellent idea. I must copy...!

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  31. just wanted to let you know i featured this post today on 'fridays unfolded'

    blessings,

    alison
    stuff and nonsense

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