Meg's Memo

. . .writings from Wilmington.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

checking things off of the TO DO list

We have been working on big house projects for a long time & I have been waiting to start on some of the little stuff that I have had on my TO DO list.  Fun little projects that I could get done in an afternoon...these make me happy!  Well, I have been tackling that TO DO list the last couple of weeks....HERE & HERE & HERE.... I love crossing them off! I also love how small touches can make a house a HOME.

This week we decided to tackle some more of those projects.  We have a big wall behind our island in the kitchen area.  I had been thinking about doing some type of chalkboard, but hadn't quite figured it out.  Then I saw THIS on Pinterest & knew that is what we should do. I showed Jake the picture & we decided to do our own version.  What did we frame it in?  Pallets, of course!  

I also ran across THIS which was the perfect tip for buying the chalkboard piece instead of making our own or painting straight onto the wall. It was inexpensive too!

I used a glass jar I already had & an eye hook for the chalk.

 Jake left me a message on it right away Sunday night - LOVE him.

My workspace (ie - the dining room table).  More projects in process.

I finished up recovering my existing outdoor pillows last night.  I used the same fabric I bought in China 7 years ago. Ella helped me put them on the adirondack chairs this morning after breakfast.

My old wooden bottle holder & my little collection of glass soda bottles.


After breakfast, Lily pulled up a chair & started drawing. She loves it!