Fall is officially here, and I can't even tell you how happy I am about that. I love the crisp, cool weather, the yummy pumpkin scented candles, apple cider, pumpkin patches with the kids, the excitement of the upcoming holidays, busting out the cozy blankets and curling up on the couch, it's all so so so good. But there is one thing in particular that makes me oh-so-happy about this time of year...these are the only few months of the year that my #1 Decorating Dilemma is solved! Yay! This dilemma would be the lovely mantel. Normally, I would be jumping at the chance to decorate a mantel, but mine causes me nothing but a headache. You see, we mounted our tv on the wall way back when, and it had a table beneath it at the time. The tv was positioned perfectly. THEN we bought one of those electric fireplaces, which was great and all, but was much higher than the table and didn't leave a very large space for me to play with. Like at all. Like mere inches. Torture for me, I tell you. I love decorating stuff like that. Mantels make me very happy. And having a couple of inches to work with is tough, from the months of January through August. But come September, I can figure this dilemma out!
I'm sure you're not the least bit surprised a chalkboard is involved, am I right?! You have to believe me people, this was not in the original plan. I'm currently looking for a 12-step program of sorts, for chalkboard-a-holics, so if you happen to hear of any, email me. I'd greatly appreciate it. ;)
Here's how it started. I found this cute little box for a whopping 50 cents at a yard sale not too long ago.
canisters for the kitchen with my new favorite thing: chalkboard sticky paper! I cut a strip, and used my fancy-shmancy craft scissors to give a little somethin'-somethin' to the corners, stuck it on, and there you have it.
Happy Fall, Everyone!
P.S. I linked this up At The Picket Fence! :)