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Friday, July 29, 2011

I Heart Chalk Board Paint

When I get an idea in my head it festers and grows and until I play that idea out it literally eats at my brain cells (maybe that is my problem!) Anyway….
I wanted to copy an art caddy that Jen did for her boys on I Heart Organizing,
I even ventured to two Targets for the exact caddy but no luck..boohoo! I did find another cute alternative in Home Goods though. It was all white and I thought I could paint the front with chalk board paint to make it look a little cutsier and fill it with art supplies. I think it came out pretty cute and my little one especially seams to like it. I keep it right on the kitchen table so the kids can get to it as they please.

Then I had picked up these adorable plastic caddies from Target for a buck each!  I wasn’t sure what I was going to use them for but I knew I would find something lol

I not so neatly taped off a patch in front of each and went at it again with my chalk board paint. So now the bubbles play doh and chalk each have a home. Let me tell you the kids love them and they are still nice and neat!

The only issue that arose was that my husband wanted to know if I possibly could have thought of a different name for the bubble caddy lol hehehehe  what fun would that have been???

My last chalk board paint project for the night was to add a writable label to my coolers. I have to tell you hubby was not thrilled I did this to our 3 brand new coolers. But how cool to be able to not only label your coolers with the words, ice, beer,  lemons/limes, soda, etc. but when you go to a bbq or picnic you can put your last name on it and never worry about someone else grabbing it by mistake! I thought this was genius! He’s still not sold on it though :)


  1. These are so cute! I would have loved a "create" caddy when I was little - heck, I would love one now! =) Good job!!

  2. ohhh love these!!!

    would love it if you could link this up on my link party!

  3. This is such a fun idea! I would love it if you would link it up to my Delight Me party at Doodles & Doilies.

  4. So what did you use to paint on? Is that tape of some sort? It's a flippin adorable idea! Love it. Just curious what you could paint on that you placed on those items. I absolutely love the cooler idea.

  5. Thanks so much ladies!!! Madsmom, I painted directly on the items, just taped off a not so perfect rectangle with painters tape, applied 2 coats and removed the tape :)