Saturday, November 30, 2013

The Chalk Cloth Cure!

 
When your chalk cloth arrives it's a nice solid black. But, if you were to write on it at this point you would end up with ghost lines. Meaning, if you write "pie is yummy" on the black cloth, your going to see a faint outline of those words. I prefer to cure my chalk cloth so it looks like a fabric chalkboard. This just requires a little TLC.
 Start by rubbing a piece of chalk cloth from side to side with the broad side of the chalk.
Then with a damp cloth wipe off the chalk. This will leave your chalk cloth gray and smeared, so grab a second towel that is just a bit damp and wipe it off again. Now your good to go!
 
The chalk will have scratched your fabric here and there, this is normal. This is what give your fabric the appearance of a chalkboard.
Doodle on my friends... Doodle on!


Friday, November 29, 2013

Black Friday Sale!

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Thursday, November 28, 2013

Thanksgiving Chalk Cloth Chalkboard!


I'm a firm believer in using what you have on hand to create what you really want. It's not always the easiest way to go but it's always the cheapest.

About a million years ago, we had some project that left us with a piece of particle board (seen here) and I wanted to have a chalk board for my family. I had chalk board paint but that would look really bad on this type of wood, you couldn't write on it. But I did have was a piece of chalk cloth and a staple gun.


Feel free to steal my new saying!! They are words to live by, don't you think?

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Great Idea: Vintage Inspired Hanging Chalkboard!


Yet another great use for chalk cloth!! Follow the tutorial from the Sparkle blog to create you own hanging chalkboard. All you need is chalk cloth and the following supplies wooden dowels (2), wood stain, eye and hook screws (2), chain, utility knife and a heavy-duty stapler and you've got yourself a great gift for so many people on your holiday list!!

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Get the Look: Chalk Cloth with a side Turkey Dinner!

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I haven't seen a Target that I didn't like (a lot), so when my friend Kerri spotted this one I fell head over heels in love! Check out the chalk cloth on the table!! Cuteness. You know we love to get our party on with chalk cloth.

Chalk cloth is pretty stiff stuff so it doesn't drape like a normal tablecloth so I used a few yards of the black stuff to make a custom table topper. See how to make one here and then check my Thanksgiving tablescape on Apartment Therapy!


Over in the Modern June shop we have many chalk cloth runners to choose from, as well as, chalk cloth chargers/placemats! These are a lot of fun at parties and game nights! They even make homework fun -- almost! Check them out in this months Country Living Magazine too!

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Pretty Oilcloth Prints!

This recent order of four pretty oilcloth prints inspired me to create a listing for a new combo pack! Pick 4 different 1 yard cuts and save $4.00. With over 50 oilcloths to choose from your sure to find 4 you can't live with out.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Monday, November 4, 2013

New!! 56" Aqua Cheveron

Check out this fantastic aqua chevron laminated cotton fabric. Not only is it on trend it's 56" wide so it's perfect for tablecloths! It's going fast so snag it up soon.