Okay friends.  Here it is.  The moment that you’ve been waiting for.  The little project that I keep mentioning. You see…I had this brainstorm.  Sometimes this is a good thing.  Sometimes…it’s sadly…um…not.  Never fear…this one was good.  It involves our mantle that I love, lovity, love!  It’s old and the paint is chipped and it has tons of character.  It just doesn’t have a fireplace underneath it.  That bothers some people.  It does not bother me.  I usually hang a wreath in the opening.

Enter: Original idea that got tossed.

First I thought that I wanted to have the Mr. cut a piece of plywood and then paint it black.  Then we would glue tons of round pieces of logs on it to make it look like a fireplace with logs stacked in it. (Thank you Pinterest.)  If you haven’t ever seen this you oughta check it out.  It is really very cool.  The only thing was…the lack of a tree that size to cut…which I was not giving up on, but then I had this other idea that was not only easy but awesome, if I do say so myself. (The Mr. probably prayed for a change of heart! lol!)

Enter: Idea that makes my little heart happy.

I am proud to say that I actually thought this one up before I even knew that people do this.  I thought…”Hey why not paint that board with black chalkboard paint and then I could write cute stuff  on it.?”  So…I peeked on Pinterest just to see if people even do this.  THEY DO.  I was really stoked then.  There is so much out there with chalkboards.  Have you guys ever checked out Miss Mustard Seed’s blog?  She is awesome with chalkboards.  Anyway…I hope that you like it.  I love it.  I am very pleased.

Have a wonderful Tuesday, Dirt Roaders.  Now go forth and do projects.

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