beware of flying erasers

one of my junior high teachers used to throw chalkboard erasers at students who were misbehaving. this sort of thing would probably result in a lawsuit in this day and age, but we just rolled with it – mainly because it was hilarious when you weren’t on the receiving end.

now, i will be able to utilize the same strategy if the fella or any houseguests misbehave, because our home will be filled with chalkboards. it all started with an idea from pinterest to  make a pantry door chalkboard out of an over-the-door mirror. well, i did that, and then i still had chalkboard paint, and it was just so exciting…so i kept going. we have a set of cheap tray tables that look awful – i used them for oil painting so they are covered in paint. since they were cheap to begin with and they look awful, i thought hmm…wouldn’t it be kind of neat to have tray tables that were a chalk finish for writing down reminders, keeping score when playing cribbage without the board, etc.?

and so instead of spray-painting just one mirror, i spray-painted a mirror plus the tops of three tray tables. now they have to “cure” for at least 24 hours, and then i have to cover the whole surface with chalk and erase, and they’ll be ready to go!

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About Liv

i have a lot of hobbies. i cook and bake – usually, from scratch. i paint, though not as often as I would like. i love to make pottery on the wheel, though this hobby fell by the wayside while I was in grad school. now that I’ve finished, I’m looking forward to potentially getting back into ceramics and devoting more time and energy to all of my hobbies. my mom got me hooked on refinishing garage sale or thrift shop furniture into beautiful, rich pieces for the home. and my true love is crochet – i love the feeling of achievement in taking a ball of yarn and a hook and turning it into a beautiful afghan or purse or set of coasters. in some way or another, all of these hobbies center around making things – thus, creation nation.
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