Make a chalkboard Christmas calendar

Hi ya’ll! I took a tiny weekend break from blogging and now I feel a bit refreshed after all the excitement of finding and hauling home from the thrift store my new dining room chairs as well as a herman miller table for a steal!  It took us three trips back and forth but it was worth it!  I’ll post some pics soon once I get them painted and re-upholstered (by me of course!).  Also over the weekend I came up with my new favorite martini recipe and will be posting that later in the week and I started painting a wall in the living room as well as our awful gold dining room chandelier a tomato soup red! I love it! I’m pretty sure my thrift store chairs will be painted the same orange-red so I’ll be consulting Pinterest asap.

I decided to do a chalkboard calendar this year because I needed something for the wall and my little lighted-leaf wasn’t working for me, see:

DSC_0002I made this chalkboard from an old garage sale painting I found last year and used it at our wedding.  I keep it hanging up and write little messages on it from time to time; it’s a fun piece of interchangable art you might say.

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What I did: I wrote in chalk the countdown to Christmas day on the 25th then I hung a string across each line and simply taped it to the back.  I used tiny clothespins to hang ornaments, pom poms, flower poms, and pretty little bits of lace and tulle to match my white and gold color theme.

Chalkboard advent calender Then it was ready to hang up and I’m surprised at how pretty it looks on the gray walls. DSC_0043Christmas chalkboard calendarDo you make or do any advent calendars in your home?

Cheers, Jess

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