Do you ever complete a project and take a step back only to realize that it has confirmed some things you’ve always known about yourself?
Things you try to not dwell on because who wants to dwell on the things they know they aren’t good at, right?
Let’s just be honest here.
I KNOW I’m not an artist.
(There’s a reason no one wants to be on my team when we play Pictionary.)
And, I KNOW I don’t have the best handwriting.
(My mother didn’t want me addressing our wedding invitations. Oh the shame of bad penmanship!)
And, yet I’m just crazy enough to decide to put a chalkboard on my front door for Fall.
And write on it.
And draw leaves on it.
So, if you will all show me some grace on this one I would really appreciate it!
On a recent trip to the Union Gospel Mission Thrift Store I found this treasure waiting for me.
I’m pretty sure it used to be some kind of wall calendar.
This was all that was left of it and while the tag said $5 I only paid $2.50 for it!
I also scored some packages of fall grain/wheat/thingys and even though you see that .95 cent tag on it I only paid .25 cents! Either the lady at the counter thought I qualified for the Senior Discount or I just happened to be there on the right day!
My plan was to use this in my kitchen but I decided it could make a temporary detour to the front door for awhile. I painted the frame a creamy white and gave the inside piece a couple of coats of Chalkboard Spray Paint.
I gathered up my thrift store grain/wheat/thingys and tied them with some leftover jute webbing and tucked it in on top.
And then I just had to go and get too big for my britches.
(That phrase is used a lot lately in our house and not just referring to me!)
I thought, “If I can rescue this thing from the thrift store, paint it and hang it on my front door, then certainly I can write a simple phrase on it and draw some leaves, right?”
Look away, Mom, just look away!
I realized there was a problem when I was looking over my son’s homework and noticed a startling similarity between his 3rd grade level cursive and my…ahem…considerably older version.
And I’m pretty sure my daughter could draw better leaves.
So, would you please pretend that my children are responsible for the “artwork” on this
Front Door Fall Chalkboard?
I know I’m going to!
But, here’s something else I had confirmed this weekend.
And this time, I’m ok with it!
I can take our family photos
save us money
no one outside our family needs to hear me telling my kids that “if they don’t smile they are going to have a serious time out when they get home and no treats after dinner!”.
That’s a win/win if you ask me!
Of course, in order to make it up to my mom about my horrible handwriting, I have to include a couple of the photos (pre-editing) from our “session”. Love you Nonna and Poppa!
Thanks so much for joining me at the Fence today,