Crafters and Do-it-Myselfers, welcome!
Linking-up today with my bud Carrie at Curly, Crafty Mom for her “Creative Corner Link-Up Party”. I am featuring a DIM goals blackboard that I have been working on in little baby Lucia steps for the past couple of months.
I purchased the blackboard at Hobby Lobby waaaaay back in February. I looked at lots and lots of different styles of boards before settling on this style. I want to be able to put the blackboard on the floor by the rocking chair where I do my daily devotions in our room. I figured that having it there, I will see it everyday and more likely be prompted to realize my goals.
I picked out and purchased a wooden letter C for the initial in my last name (Charming, of course), and some fabric flowers to decorate the board with. The colors of the comforter and pillow shams in our room are pale yellow, light blue and a sage green.
Since green in any and every shade is my favorite color, I decided to paint the C in the same shade of green as in the bedding. But that proved to be quite a feat. Here is my first attempt at trying to mix up that color.
I have a large set of acrylic paints but the color I wanted was not among my many tubes so I attempted to create the right color myself.
See all the shades of this celery green on the plastic lid I was using as my palette? While I liked this color, it just wasn’t exactly right. And even with my OCD meds on board, it was enough wrong that I started all over.
I do realize this photo is horribly blurry. My PC has trouble sometimes getting a focused pic on my phone. In addition, I do realize that my expression is a bit maniacal. I was making a face because PC was teasing me about repainting the C. He thought the first coat of color was good enough.
This color was ok, but was too blue-gray-green once it dried. And the new color didn’t cover the first color very well. So, it was back to Hobby Lobby in search of a tube of acrylic paint in the color I was unable to make for myself. And this is one reason why this goal blackboard took forever to complete. One of my goals became finishing my board!
Well, I found a tube of green paint that worked. Enter ocean green. And all this time I thought I wanted sage green.
Yeah, there it is, ocean green.
And I found some cute, smaller wooden letters to use instead of the one big C. So, I bought a lowercase L, R, and C. Brought the paint and letters home and let them gather a thin layer of dust while I went to Houston and Ft. Worth.
Last weekend I decided it was time to blow off the dust and get this board finished (before my third trip out of town in six weeks). Plus, we are almost half-way through the year, and just like with my planner, what’s the point of having a goals blackboard or a year planner if you don’t use them!
How about that green? Have a closer look.
And a closer look.
I added my little fabric flowers, some beads and buttons and at long last, my goals blackboard was finished.
Now to write my goals.
Please stop by to see all of the great Do-it-Yourself projects featured on Carrie’s Creative Corner Link-Up Party. Just click here to be instantly transported there. Then come back to see my DIM goals blackboard in action.
Question of the post: What kind of DIY projects have you created? Please share in a comment below. Would love to see pics, too.
Hugs and kisses,