I try to keep life creative, interesting, and personal. I never want to be so busy that I stop doing special little personal things for my two favorite guys. Here's a little something that I made with Wayne's help and I enjoyed making it with him as much as I enjoy using it.
Just a simple way to leave little messages for the family.
I got this idea back at Christmas time while shopping in a Bass Pro Shop. Over in the camping and outdoor cooking department, they had signs made out of just pieces of wood telling you what was down each isle. Well, a light went off in my head! I wanted to have a similar sign for the patio/grilling area. I didn't want mine to say something permanently so instead of wood burning something on it, I decided to use chalkboard paint.
The message on it in the above picture was for Wayne. I wanted him to read a note on the washing machine and to start the laundry if he got home before me...but he didn't. It's a handy way to leave such notes though.
I change it almost every morning. The above picture shows this morning's note. My two favorite guys headed out early to an out of town appointment and I wanted them to see this when they got home because I'd already be at work.
The other day when my good friend Dawn was coming for coffee, I wrote on it a message for her. It's just inside the back door on the mud room floor but I will also be using it out by the grill when we have cookouts. I can post the menu, a festive greeting, anything I want. It's just a little something I'm having a lot of fun with.
You may want to make one for your home: Of course the easel is a large metal one that I purchased. I decided what size I wanted Wayne to cut each of the two message boards out of scrap wood. Then I explained that I wanted him to connect them with two pieces of wood but that I wanted those pieces to show. I like the rugged look of it. I taped the edges with painters tape and I think each board has about four coats of chalkboard spray paint. Let it dry in between each spray coat. I already had plenty of chalk and an eraser. That's it! If you make one I hope you enjoy it.