ooh, i’m so excited. this is the first week for my lovely friend kim’s dare to diy blog party. the first week was was a dare to create a thanksgiving project.
i’m not a huge thanksgiving decorator. it’s sort of a forgotten holiday as christmas sweeps in quickly around here. so, this challenge was particularly tough.
but, the other day, while shoppin’ around the local goodwill, i found this amazing mirror! it was priced at $2.99 and they were having 50% off everything. crazy, i know. so for about a buck and two quarters, here’s what i came up with.
a chalkboard serving tray! tada.
now, i know what you’re thinking, ‘this isn’t thankgiving-y’. i know. i know. but the pumpkins help, right? …and the cocktail … apple cider topped with prosecco. yum! and that’s festive!
and it’s so pretty. i just removed the mirror. there was wood behind it, so i spray painted that part with chalkboard paint. then painted the frame lacquer white, then reassembled. i also sprayed some mini pumpkins white. cute!
when you’re not using this lovely guy as a tray it can be hung on the wall as a great chalkboard. i love multi use items.
i also update my homemade prints in my kitchen. this was the before. you can seem them closer up here.
and these are the newly themed prints!
this is my colorful thankgiving, inspired subway art. fun! randomly chosen words and fonts. and i love the color.
and my thanksgiving take on the famous ‘keep calm and carry on’. yeah, that’s a turkey. cute, right? if you would like to have either of these prints, just shoot me an email and i’ll send you a digital copy. i made them in publisher, but i can send you a jpg if you don’t have that program.
soooo … what do you think? how’d i do? did i pass the diy dare? let me know what you think in the comments below.
then, be sure to head on over to newlywoodwards to checkout the amazingness created by many other talented folks. i’m loving some of their projects! click here or the image below to head on over.