Friday, June 1, 2012

Coffee Notes [Altered Chalkboard]

                          chalkboard projects

You can never have too much of a good thing.  Like good friends.  Good coffee.  And a good place for notes.  Combine these three, and you get a Coffee Notes Chalkboard! 
While casually strolling the clearance bins at "T" last week, I spotted large chalkboards at 70% off the regular price of $2.50.  A quick calculation told me that is only 75 cents each!  At that price, I quickly pounced on picked up the seven that were left in the bin, and raced made my way to the checkout line.
Since I wasn't planning to use this as a scoreboard, I gathered crafting goodness from my stash with a coffee theme including chipboard letters, stickers, scrapbook paper, ribbon, ric rac, buttons and twine.

With Mod Podge [don't leave home without it], I adhered paper and ribbon to the top of the chalkboard and added two coffee stickers to the board as well.

Since this is, after all, a chalkboard, I needed a place to hold chalk.  This mint tin container was the perfect size.

I Mod Podged the tin container with paper, ribbon and ric rac. Typed out the word "chalk" using my handy label maker [which I've owned since the 3rd grade].  Using the chipboard, spelled out "notes" and, just for fun, placed the "s" onto the altered tin container.  Using adhesive squares, I adhered the container to the chalkboard.  And, of course, included a few pieces of chalk.
I tied twine around the chalkboard, finishing it into a bow, and added two buttons (a coffee pot and a cup) to complete the altered project.
coffee notes
So, where do "good friends" come into this project? 

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[Good] friends don't let friends drink decaf!

26 comments:

  1. I knew it was you before I clicked the link and of course you know I LOVE this project. Coffee? Hello. Altered? Hello again. Thanks so much for linking up at this week's party!

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  2. OMG, I absolutely love it! So fun!

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  3. Another great coffee project! Love it!

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  4. Oh my what an adorable project!! I love it and I'm so happy you shared over at SweetTalkin' Sunday!! I'm pinning for one of my next projects!!

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  5. I love it! This is an amazing gift idea.. :) Thanks for linking up at friday fun party..

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  6. Love it! Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop Hugs and wishes for a beautiful week ahead.

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  7. Wow are you creative or what??? That's so nice! I'm following you on Linky followers now, and link up with me on Wow Us Wednesday ok?

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  8. Really, this is just so cool. I would have passed on the chalkboards with the writing on the top. I often lack vision for such things. I am glad there are people like you around to remind me how to see differently. Thank you! I hope you'll stop in and see me at Quirky Vistas.
    Liz

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  9. Ooh, this turned out so cute! I love all the little details! :)
    Thanks for sharing it at {nifty thrifty sunday}!
    xo! Vanessa

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  10. This is such a clever idea!

    PS: I look forward to seeing tou this week at Show Me What You Got Tuesday's via: http://ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com/2012/06/live-show-me-what-you-got-linky-party.html

    Mrs. Delightful
    www.ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

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  11. Wow - that is so adorable. I LOVE how you decorate the mint container for a chalk holder. I'm so glad you found me and linked up at Romance on a dime. I hope to see you next Tuesday (I'm pinning this.)

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  12. This is AWESOME!!!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE it! GREAT transformation!

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  13. Doreen,
    A girl after my own chalkboard loving heart!! I recently found a vintage shuffleboard chalkboard scoreboard at an estate sale - reminds me of yours! Love your little mint chalk holder (and that label from 3rd grade label maker)!

    I used to work in advertising too (not high powered though)! So glad you stopped by so I could find you!
    Kelly

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  14. this is adorable, and i luv the sentiment....so cute! I am having a giveaway on my blog, leave a comment on this post for your chance to win...
    http://paperieblooms.blogspot.com/2012/06/zoom-creative-glitter-kits-giveaway.html

    have a super week!

    enjoy *~*

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  15. Terrific re-purposed idea! LOVE a fully loaded cup of CAF coffee :) Sometimes two in a row!
    JoAnn

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  16. This is really cute! Thanks for sharing at the party!

    Malory

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  17. Love Love how this turned out. I love to alter anything I can get my hands on. Found you via a link party and am now a new follower!

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  18. Love this, you're right about anything coffee related :) Thanks for the lovely comment on my May Arts project.

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  19. This is brilliant! I'm new to this link up there are so many fab ideas I love how unique they all are! This is lovely nice make :-) x

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  20. This is really cute! Thanks for sharing at the party!
    coffee business

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  21. Such a cute little blackboard, the added tin for chalk storage is a great idea

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  22. This is so adorable, and I especially love the little chalk holder! :)

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  23. These look fab!

    I would love for you to link up at the Mommy Archive - we're focusing this week on all the amazing things you can do with chalk board, Alice x

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