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!


  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!

  2. Another great coffee project! Love it!

  3. 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!!

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

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

  6. 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?

  7. 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.

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

  9. This is such a clever idea!

    PS: I look forward to seeing tou this week at Show Me What You Got Tuesday's via:

    Mrs. Delightful

  10. 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.)

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

  12. 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!

  13. this is adorable, and i luv the cute! I am having a giveaway on my blog, leave a comment on this post for your chance to win...

    have a super week!

    enjoy *~*

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

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


  16. 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!

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

  18. 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

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

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

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

  22. 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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