Sunday, July 12, 2009

Not so thrifty weekend...

This weekend was a bummer in the thrifty department. I didn't get to catch many yard sales Saturday because my son had his first soccer game! But I was okay with missing some sales for the big game! It was so much fun watching a bunch of 4 year olds chase after the ball like a bunch of magnets and kick the ball into the closest goal, whether it was their team's or not!

Today I ran to a few places and this is the only find I came up with all weekend.
$1 step stool...
I want to paint it up for our bathroom for the littles to reach the sink. Right now they are using the potty chair/step stool. Which at present is not being used as a potty.
I did, however finally get to making some chalkboard plaques. I found these ugly plaques at Target on clearance a few weeks ago. My daughter was so embarressed when I filled up my cart with a couple dozen of these... but at the price, I couldn't resist!

I sprayed them with chalkboard paint, drilled a couple holes in the top for the tripled up ribbon to hang it. Then I glued black polka dot ribbon around the edge for some extra umph! Oh! And then I attached a loop of ribbon on the top edge to slide a piece of chalk in!

My daughter is going to a birthday party, so I thought it would be a fun thing to give as a gift. I thought it would be cute to hang on a bedroom door for messages like:


" SO & SO's ROOM"

GIRLS ONLY... etc...

But for starters, I wrote a quick "HAPPY BIRTHDAY"
I have some great ideas to spruce them up a bit too. I'll post them if I ever get around to making more anytime soon. Baby #4 is coming soon! Better craft while I have the time.... and energy!


Nicole @ BugaBoos said...

Love that little stool and LOVE how your chalkboards turned out, what a deal on those! So cute!

Thanks for stoppin by my blog!! Love your blog so much!

Lorie said...

Oh! I bet that stool is going to look really cute when you are done with it! And the chalkboard plaque was a great idea.

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