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I enjoy simple things: solitude, cheap sheet cake, and sunlight. I also believe that white is, in fact, a color. Bring me fresh flowers and we can be friends.

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October 23, 2012

{John's} Room of the Day

Wanna talk about crazy lead time on a DIY project?  OK, well LAST CHRISTMAS (as in 10 months ago) I made my friend John a DIY Christmas present.  This past weekend, I got to see my work put to good use as he moved into a new apartment with actual desk space in his room. 

Last November, I snagged a vintage frame at my local flea market that was perfectly distressed in the perfect color, and the perfect amount of decoration as to not be too feminine.  Right when I saw it, I knew what I wanted to do with it.  

 I had a little bit of random drywall (maybe? I don't  know what it was, but it did the trick) in my apartment that I cut to size and painted with a few coats of chalkboard paint. 

Finally, I nailed that bad boy into the back of the frame and called it a day.  This sounds very easy, but it actually took me forever because I didn't have ANY of the right tools (as in, I cut the board with a kitchen knife and used nails that were too long, so they were coming through the other side of the frame).  But none of that matters now - because look how awesome John's desk nook is!!!!

PS - John built that desk from an old ship door, and he can cook - WINNING. He also apparently needs to pay Costa on Oct 25th. How would he ever remember without my present?

Check out my other uses for chalkboard paint here and here