Sunday, September 27, 2009

Ashley's Weekend Whatnot ~ Numbers and Chalk

Hey guys! I hope this post finds you all having a wonderful Sunday afternoon with your families! I have been crafting among many other things this weekend and I am excited to share my 'Weekend Whatnot' with everyone.

Remember these cheesy FRIENDS blocks that I found at Home Goods for $5.00? I only made 3 Vintage Looking Dice with them and after I gave Whitney a couple I still had two left over...well, I can't let anything go to waste and I remembered a set of cute little number blocks to display days of the month at Home Goods (they were much smaller and not something I would purchase but they inspired me!).




I started out by painting each block with Behr Cozy Cottage Satin. I then used my Cricut to cut number stencils and dry brushed the numbers on with Burnt Umber acrylic. The combination to each block: Block #1: 0, 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 / Block #2: 0, 1, 2, 7, 8 and 9 (the 9 serves as the 6 also)
I then used Ralph Lauren Smoke Glaze to give the blocks a vintage look.
I had the days of the month to display but I still needed a way to display the month. I went to Hobby Lobby and purchased an unfinished wood plaque for $1.00......

I painted this with Behr Cozy Cottage Satin and used electrical tape to tape off an area for a chalkboard.
I used Krylon Chalkboard Spray Paint and it was super EASY!
I then outlined the chalkboard area with 4 ply jute twine that I purchased at Hobby Lobby for $2.99.
I used a hot glue gun to secure the twine around the edges.
I purchased a 4-pack of unfinished wooden Fleur de Lis at Hobby Lobby for $1.99.
I painted one with the Behr Cozy Cottage Satin, glazed with RL Smoke Glaze and hot glued it to the corner to cover the seam from the twine.

This was another fantastic find at Homegoods ~ $8.00 ~ I thought it would be a great way to display my date blocks!






Hope this has inspired you! I hope you gals have a great week!
***We are super excited to announce that we will be having our very first Link Party and give away Thursday October 8! The theme for the party is 'I Made it Without my Hubby' to honor all of you women who have made projects without the help of your significant other! It can be ANYTHING as long as it was made without the Mr. We can't wait to be inspired by all of your creations!****
I will be posting this at Today's Creative Blog Spot!

23 comments:

Hopeful Helpmate said...

Ashley dear, I wish my mind worked like yours. I love these! Great Job!

Jacey @ Trash2MyTreasure said...

SOOOOOO super cute! great idea! you are too creative

Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

Really, Really, Really, Cute!! Great project and wooden fleur de lis who knew! I have to get me some! Thanks for this one!

emry@my little creative outlet said...

oh my gosh! I LOVE this! I have always wanted a perpetual calendar, and what a great way to make your own!

Wendy said...

CUTE, CUTE, CUTE!

I'm having a paint party, check it out!

a little bit vintage said...

Very, very cute, Ashley! I adore the bench! ;)

Smiles,
Rachel

KirkKrew said...

So stinkin' cute!!! Y'all continue to amaze me! I wish that I had more time to craft with you. I'll need to make a trip to Home Goods soon...which one do you go to?

Tammy said...

How lucky are you girls! You make the most amazing projects and find the most incredible finds. I check your site everyday to see what new thing there is to inspire me. Thanks for sharing your incredible talent! I'll try to get my projects posted soon - You've inspired everyone of them.

Stephanie said...

INSPIRED! :)

Joyce @ Cheap Frills said...

That's awesome! I am so doing this - thanks for the inspiration! :)

Jody said...

another awesome project!

Aja said...

Totally inspired! These block are adorable!

Aja

Love the Decor! said...

These blocks and plaque are adorable!!

Cara said...

Love it! This would be perfect for my porch!!

~ RM said...

Great idea! Those turned out GREAT! I have been wanting some date blocks for a while now... Just need a shelf to place them! Have a good week!

The DIY Show Off said...

You have the best ideas. This is gorgeous - as usual! :)

Roeshel

do it yourselfer said...

you are sooooo inventive. how awesome! love this

Barb said...

Great craft!!

thanks

barbara jean

Fawn said...

Very cool idea... love how it all turned out! Love the price too ;)

Grits414 said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!!

Diann said...

Very cute!

Cindy Harvey said...

Amazing!

Suzy said...

An idea for you...buy painters drop cloths..(2for 10 at Hope Depot)they are 6x9...cotton..linen
color..use as drapery.with rings that have pinch clips..
hang on rod near ceiling.

 
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