Sunday, December 4, 2011

~chalkboards aren't just for kids~

 Sometimes I get inspired by the strangest things.
The other day at Starbucks while eating my fattening low fat low cal cranberry bliss bar
{ha-ha}
I saw the cutest little nutcracker on the pastry bag. 
I thought to myself, "that would be so cute enlarged on my chalkboard wall in our kitchen!"
So, I set out to buy colored chalk, only to find out the red was more pink on the wall.
So then I found at my local craft store, chalk pens in "earthy" hues. 
I set to work yesterday to re-create this cute little guy on my wall. 
I enlarged the guy off the bag 700% at my local copy center and then cut out the image, taped it to my wall, and traced around it.
Then I filled in all the details.
 This was the same wall last year around this time.
See, chalkboards aren't just for kids!
xoxo

14 comments:

Petie said...

Oohhh! I love chalkboards. What a creative mind you have. I think I might use your idea from last year on my kitchen chalkboard. I love the wooden frames you have in the middle. Ho Ho Ho...

jeana said...

I LOVE this! You did such a great job, and I love the "let there be heat" around the thermostat ha!

Sandi @ The Primitive Skate said...

What a wonderful idea! You did an amazing job on the nutcracker. Too cute! Love the"let there be heat" around the thermostat! Thanks for sharing.

Angie said...

Love it!!

Chavala Orlando said...

What craft store did you find the chalk pens?I've been looking everywhere for some. Your nutcracker is so cute!

Kelly said...

Love that!!! Very cute. I would never have thought to do that. You did a great job filling in the details free-hand too. You should join the copy cat challenge going on at Debbie doos right now through The Picket Fence blog. You can find it on my blog at the bottom of my latest post.

Between You and Me said...

yay....you made it a post!
I love this chalk board wall!

TheCrankyCrow said...

That's just too fun. Now you are making me want to slap a chalkboard on my wall some place! (Love last year's version too though!!!) Wishing you a great week ahead! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Simply Me said...

I love it !! i just love chalk boards !!

indiansummer said...

That is SO cute. You really did do a great job. :)

Ranch Girl Diaries said...

Oh I love chalkboards! Ranch Boy makes barn wood ones and we used one when we cut down our tree and took our Christmas photos today~ I think it's going to turn out super cute!!

Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said...

Melanie, this is so adorable. That is what I call thinking outside the box! I am happy you joined in on the holiday copy cat challenge.

Debbiedoo's:)

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Isn't chalkboard paint the best! :D Nice copy cat, and it shows that inspiration can be anywhere!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Oh, and I am linking from Debbiedoos.

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