The Kitchen Chalkboard

I was inspired by Wendy at The Shabby Nest to put a chalkboard in my kitchen.  So much so, that it became a bit of an obsession. (John raises eyebrow here to indicate understatement.)

In fact, Wendy's blog is fantastic.  She is a wellspring of ideas for creating spaces and traditions that celebrate home and family.  Though Wendy and her husband made her board (pictured left), I was definitely going to buy one simply to save on the time factor.  However, the cost of the chalkboard and chalk ink markers was a bit pricey, so John gave it to me as an early birthday present. (He knew I couldn't wait. )

This morning, the red spray paint on the frame was dry and I got to test drive my new toy.  I love the fact that it can continually change and can be used to celebrate special occaisions.  Our house is designed to entertain and feed people, so it seemed like the perfect thing.

If you are wondering where the teacups went, I had to retire them.  Each time we shut the back door they scooted a bit closer to the edge--even though we had lined the shelf with rubber--and so across the past few years there were many casualties.

So, thank you John, for giving me my birthday present two weeks early.  I love it!!!
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