Each week, we'll show you how you can take a trendy decorating idea, garner inspiration from it and recreate a reasonable facsimile in your own home, easily and cheaply.
Whether a funky trend or a new-found staple, chalkboard vases
are all the rage. I love 'em from a go-with-everything standpoint to the fact that my kid can decorate them over and over again.
Somehow, though, I cannot see paying 48.00 for one.
Since free always sounds much better to me, I scrounged around to see what I could use to make my own chalkboard vase at home.
Yes, we have chalkboard paint
lying around, from refurbishing the kids' easel we got -- for free -- at Town Junk Day here.
Ah, and there, in the back of the hutch . . . it's the vase that came with the centerpiece I won at a wedding I went to, probably a hundred years ago now, but I knew it would come in handy someday. The square shape will be perfect for this project!
Three coats of paint later, my vase is done. The perfect vase for the cut flowers from our garden coop each week, and Owen can decorate it at the kitchen island while I cook dinner.
A free decorating idea that keeps a two-year old busy? Priceless!