Wednesday, February 20, 2013

{Anchor} Chalkboard Door & HomeGoods goodies

First of all,
HELLO to all my new friends out there!!
If we were meeting in person 
I would have a HUGE smile on my face,
and probably greet you with a big squeeze!
Sorry I'm a believer in a good hug :)
So excited to connect with you,
and hoping to catch up,
and stop over with those of you, 
I haven't had a chance to stop by with yet.

Well,
Valentine's Day is over,
and it's not quite spring here yet,
so sometimes in this "off" season I get stuck with decor,
so to pass the time,
until "official" spring hits, I bring in simple accessories,
and treat myself to fresh flowers.
They're my favorite!

I also wanted to share with you my chalkboard door,
since I updated it from the Valentine's Day quote.
{however I'm wondering now if I ever even shared that one?}

Oh well,
Here's the new:



I love this verse,
and there are so many great ways to write it,
(especially if you google it).

I chose not to go to elaborate,
since I am still working after all on my free-hand.
{no templates for this girl}
At least that's the goal!


I knew I wanted something with an anchor,
and had remembered seeing something with this verse with an anchor on Pinterest,
however when I was looking the other night,
I couldn't find it anywhere.
So I googled the verse to see what they had for images.
I found this one,
and felt like I could handle the font on my own.



I knew in my head how I wanted it to look,
so once I found the exact wording I wanted to use, 
then I googled "anchor" images,
and just picked one that I felt fit best.


Then I just propped my laptop up, with the image on the screen,
to keep the visual fresh,
and scribbled away :)

I started with the anchor first, because I had pictured in my head the verse
kind of over lapping it.

Nothing fancy,
but I feel like it fits my chalkboard well.

I also snagged,
what I thought to be good deals at HomeGoods,
these two new additions which I fell in love with at first sight :)

I found this white pitcher {to add to my all things white collection}
for $12.99.
It's quite large too,
and also this round basket tray for $16.99.


I originally envisioned using the basket tray for BBQ's in the summer,
serving drinks or snacks on,
but for now I like the change up it brings to the dining room table.

Are you ready for spring?

What are you doing to help pass these last weeks of winter?

I also have another hallway transformation 
currently underway,
 did you catch the sneak peek on 




12 comments:

  1. So love your finds lady!!! ANd yes!!! Spring could not come fast enough!!! I am loving that door!!! Oh how I want a chalkboard wall somewhere in my kitchen...I think I just have to do it cause the mister looked at me like I was crazy! Ha! I should show him yours so he gets the idea!!! Cheers to you!

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    1. Perfect!! I had a hard time convincing myself to go for it.. maybe because the black chalkboard is such a contrast, but now that it's done I'm just in love with the look and feel it gives the whole room! GO for it.. I finally told myself you can always paint it back if you absolutely hate it :) But I think you will love it! Thanks ~Bre

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  2. love it love it love it. and adore that verse. :) it looks so great in your house! :)

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    1. Thanks so much Jen! I'm sure you can imagine how excited I was to find them :) ~Bre

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  3. Love what you found, the pitcher and tray are great and so is your chalkboard!

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  4. I just bought that very same basket tray! :) I love it.

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    1. Fabulous!! I'm seriously debating going back to get the bigger one too! ~Bre

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  5. Loving this room, especially the color! Could you share the name with me?
    Thanks!

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  6. LOVE this! And yes, SO ready for spring...she said as the frozen rain came down!

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  7. I JUST bought my first can of chalkboard paint on Monday and have been thinking about doing the door that leads to our laundry room. I'm thinkin' this just sold me. I LOVE IT!!!

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  8. This room is beautiful! So like the image I have in my head for how I'll decorate our next house.

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