September 1, 2009

a week of gift ideas: day 3 { chalkboards! }

Can you imagine what blogland would be without chalkboard paint??

Today, we're going to look at chalkboard paint through a gift givers eye. Look at these beauties and see if they don't getyour wheels turning about what you can turn castaways lurking on thrift store shelves and yard sales (maybe even your cupboards) into for your friends/co-workers/family/you get the picture.

First up, here are some silver trays turned to chalkboards:

Jen from Balancing Beauty and Bedlam welcomes her family home with this one:

Shannon at Bless Our Nest has made over a lot of trays. I love 'em all!

Here is one on Jen's( from Tatertots and Jello) door:

Wendy at The Shabby Nest and her cute dollar store tray:
(Wendy, I copied this picture but I would never steal your whole blog :) The nerve!)

Frames are fab finds as well~look what these were turned into:

Darlene at Our Creative Life turned an old picture into this beauty:

I adore this one from Holly Mathis Interiors:

Look at this long and lush one by Amanda at Imperfectly Beautiful:

I could go on and on, but I'm going to stop and let you link up your chalkboard projects that could be great gifts~I know there are a hundred jillion more ideas out there and the possibilities are endless. Show us what you've got up your creative chalkboard painting sleeve!





26 comments:

  1. I'm really enjoying this week of creative gifts! I have been reading your blog for a while now and I get really excited when I see a new post of yours up in my Google reader! :) I really enjoy your pictures and ideas!

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  2. Thanks for the feature. :). I love all of these ideas. Especially the one on the door! Too cute.

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  3. Sweet Melissa! I am certianly not worried about you stealing my blog. Thanks for the shout out!!!

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  4. I think I am the only person left in blogland that hasn't done a chalkboard project....this just might be the kick in the pants I need! :)

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  5. To Heidi, who posted in front of me: You aren't the only person who hasn't done a chalkboard project! :) I'm left too!

    Was excited to see this one today, Melissa. I have a great tray to do a "practice" one, and was hoping to make some as gifts if it turns out well!

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  6. I have had something everday this week, what are the odds!? Well, I don't know what you're posting the next few days, but I'm hoping not to break the streak!

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  7. Another great gift idea! I've already got the trays lined up on my list. Love the examples you show here.

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  8. I love chalkboard paint, and even devoted a whole party to it, too! I linked my post, so there are more ways for people to see chalkboards, too. Hope that's ok -- but I understand if you remove it.

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  9. I don't think I've ever seen a silver tray chalkboard! I think my mom might "need" one of those!! Thanks!

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  10. Lots of good ideas this week. Also wanted to say that I love what you guys did with your front yard. Great job!

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  11. can't go wrong with chalkboard paint!

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  12. What a great week of gift ideas, idea! I wish I could share one of my ideas - well now wait - I do have a chalkboard growth chart - didn't make it but I gave ideas how to -maybe I'll share!

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  13. I'm lovin' lookin' at all the creative posts this week...getting lots of Christmas gift ideas!!!

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  14. This is one of the best blog series I've seen in a long time!

    Thanks, you rock!

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  15. Thank you for sharing all of this great chalkboardy inspiration! :)

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  16. Ok Melissa, you can take credit for pushing me into blogging. I started a blog just so I could link here!

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  17. I do love the chalkboards. Haven't ever thought to use them as a gift. Great idea!

    P.S. Added my link. Nothing special compared to the others, but, hey, it was my first one! :)

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  18. I'm loving these great ideas! Thank you so much for sharing. We'll be the best prepared gift-givers anywhere! = )

    Blessings,
    Tracy

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  19. LOVE this idea!! Okay, I cheated...mine is not a gift but I had to jump aboard!
    ♥ Jen

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  20. Love all the silver ones!

    I added one also :)

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  21. Thank you for this wonderful series, Melissa! I'm linking up today--an idea for a teacher gift that's super-simple to make but really cute.

    Hope you have a great weekend! You deserve it after all your work this week. :)

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  22. These are really cute! I have such a thing for chalkboards!

    -c

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  23. Great ideas! I have a little chalkboard paint leftover, so I just might make one of these. You can never have enough chalkboards...LOL!
    I enjoy your blog.

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  24. I love all of these ideas. I have a great tray to do a "practice" one, and was hoping to make some as gifts if it turns out well, Yours is a nice blog. Liked it!!!

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  25. This blog is the most pleasant discovery for me lately!
    Love this chalkboard idea!
    Uniqueness of the ideas on this site is amazing. Thank you so much for sharing!

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