Monday, May 26, 2008

My New Gazebo & Chalkboard Tray

My mom and I had gone to Big Lots the other day and found a GREAT deal on a gazebo!!! It is fantastic and will work perfectly for M's birthday party in July. (We are doing a luah theme) I hope to get some lounge chairs and a nice table for in there...sometime. Gotta wait for the perfect price! Chris and I put it together the other night! :)

Then, below, is a picture of the old tray I painted with blackboard paint. I have it hanging in my kitchen! It will be a good place for quick notes etc! I am really happy with how it turned out! Now I just need to finish the blackboard window (for homeschooling) that I showed HERE.

I made two posts today...this one and the one before this. I hope you will check them both out!!! Have a GREAT day!!! xoxo

16 comments:

  1. Great job on the tray. I love the old window chalkboard. Very creative!

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  2. That looks great Katy!!What a great idea to use a tray!I never thought of that and what a perfect look for the kitchen!!I hope you are having a wonderful holiday with your family today!!

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  3. Cute stuff!! One of my girl's favorite thing to do is draw on the chalkboard/wipeboard that I bought at IKEA!! Thanks for sharing. Julie

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  4. WOOOHOOOO!! I am heading to Big Lots!! I've been looking for something similar. We have a teensy tiny back porch- not big enough for a group picnic. I would love something with a little more room so that at least the adults could be in the shade!! LOL!!

    Thank you for sharing this!

    His,
    Mrs. U

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  5. Great gazebo. I would like one for our deck! It gets a lot of sunshine. Your new chalkboard looks great!

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  6. I love your gazebo, Katy! That looks like a great place to hang out! Hey, that would make a great place to do some of your schoolwork in....who says it has to be in the school room all the time? I can picture you snuggled up with the kids reading in there, especially in the fall and spring!

    Have a great day!
    Tammy

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  7. cute idea & I love your new background... you are always changing it up!!

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  8. You sure have been busy, Katy! Glad to hear that everything is going so well. Can't wait to see your finished product!

    Have a terrific week :)

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  9. Hi Katy, I love your new gazebo, I saw it in the Big Lots here. Nice tray too, you'll be surprised at the many uses you can find for things meant to be other things. Deb

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  10. Totally cute! I'm gonna have to try this!

    And your blog looks adorable! I like the new look. But I liked the old look too! And the older look too! LOL! Very cute though!

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  11. Love the chalk board, Katy!
    Very neat idea!
    By the way... it's hard to keep chickens out of the garden- my little strawberries are history thanks to my little banty hen and rooster! They eat every one of them! :(

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  12. Hey Katy,
    Such cute ideas and love the gazebo!

    Blessings, Rondell

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  13. Love the tray girl! I also like how your blog looks. I've tried doing mine with my graphics. I love graphics and have bought tons over the years. I just can't get them to blogger. I've tried all kinds of websites that help and show you how but it doesn't work for me. Have a great week!

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  14. That is a clever idea...I love it!

    Love your gazebo too, it looks huge!

    Love, Tina :)

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  15. Hi, Katy! (I have been away for a couple weeks ...without internet access...YIKES! So I am just now getting to go back through all my favorite blog stops to read up on what I missed!) I love this chalkboard tray -- great job! I bought a decorative chalkboard the other day...but I've been wanting to make my own with a tray that I have. A luau themed party sounds fun! Are you carrying it through with the food too?

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