Custom Chalkboard to Hide an Awkward Cutout

Create A Custom Chalkboard to Hide Eyesores. Awesome Idea for Renters!! via www.makinghomebase.com

Yesterday I shared my IKEA desk and how it's looking with my new workspace. I didn't talk much about that giant chalkboard though. Not because I don't love it but because there was more to the story. It's a cover up! Custom Chalkboard You know we live in base housing and there are many, many things in this house that I struggle with. I'm careful to show off the pretty parts here on the blog … [Read more...]

$2 Trash to Treasure: Girl’s Room Chalkboard

Trash to Treasure Radiant Orchid Chalkboard

Happy Friday! I have a super quick Trash to Treasure project to share today. If you've been around here awhile then you know I love a good thrift store project, like this awesome houndstooth chair or this $14 end table. My favorite stores have been kinda slow recently but I did manage to find a few things last week so here's the first trash to treasure thrift store makeover from that … [Read more...]

DIY Hanging Chalkboard

DIY Hanging Chalkboard

We've been doing a lot of little projects around our home to make it more us. Painting alone helped a lot; now it's all about accessorizing. There was a blank space on the same wall as the media stand and I thought a custom chalkboard would be perfect for that space. Ever since doing our custom framed map, I'm sort of obsessed with making frames. This one is a little different because of the … [Read more...]

Paper Christmas Lights Garland Door Hanging

Paper Holiday Lights Door Hanging

So remember last week when I opened that Christmas can of worms? Yeah, today, I'm just going to keep on going with this holiday crafting if that's alright with you! I'm pretty sure my neighbors officially think I'm crazy as I was packing up the faux pumpkins and hanging up my paper holiday lights door hanging all at once. Hopefully it gets them in the holiday spirit ;) PAPER HOLIDAY LIGHTS … [Read more...]

Simple Fall Centerpiece With A Chalkboard Table Runner

Simple Fall Centerpiece With A Chalkboard Table Runner

I love this time of year. Although I've been working on fall projects for a month now, November is really the time to enjoy it. I love preparing for and celebrating Thanksgiving. It's such a fun time to be together with family and just reflect on all that the Lord has blessed us with. In preparation for Thanksgiving I've dressed up my table with a Simple Fall Centerpiece. It's fun to enjoy it for … [Read more...]

Chalkboard Pumpkin Planters

Chalkboard Pumpkin Planters

Have you seen the latest trend? It's turning pumpkins into anything and everything. I love it and I'm on the bandwagon! Turns out the bright orange plastic jack o' lanterns aren't destined to just be hideous (too strong?) candy buckets. They have the ability to be so much more... like planters, and chalkboard planters! Yes. Chalkboard Pumpkin Planters I wanted to whip up a quick fall porch on … [Read more...]

Chalkboard Notebook for Back to School

Making Home Base Chalk board notebook

Back to School time is here! My best friend sent her son off to Kindergarten, so exciting! I have a few years before I have to start thinking about my peanut heading to school but that hasn't stopped me from stocking up on my favorite "school supplies." Ehm... notebooks! As a blogger, I never have enough notebooks. You would think I would prefer electronic, but nope - I love a good ol' notebook to … [Read more...]

Chalkboard Birthday Invitation

Chalkboard Birthday Invitation

You GUYS!!! Can you hear me crying? I bet you can! My baby is turning O-N-E and I'm all weepy about it. How did a year go by already? It's true what they say, time waits for no man. So... since her birthday is just around the planning has begun. We are doing a very small "milk & cookies themed" get together with a few friends here. Her birthday is very soon after my husband comes home from … [Read more...]

Thrift Store Find Turned Chalkboard Tray

Chalkboard Painted Tray

You know when you get something from the thrift store and you aren't exactly sure what you are going to do with it but it's so cheap and cool that you just can't pass it up? Okay, that happens to me so often that I'm beginning to feel like a hoarder. Anyone else? Just me? That's cool. That's where the story of this little baby starts. Isn't she pretty? Well she is now. That … [Read more...]

Color Block Recipe Box Recycle

Recycled Color Block Recipe Box

Hi ya friends! I'm finally getting back into the swing of things. I have a long list of projects to complete (anyone else?). I was sluggish getting back to my routine but I'm so glad to be chipping away at my project "to do" list. … [Read more...]

Office Nook Transformed

Making Home Base Office Nook After

So one of the biggest downers about living in base housing is you really don't get to pick your floor plan. Sometimes I wish they were completely uniform all across the country. That way you would know what to expect when you arrive at your next duty station. No such luck. When we moved here, we took our house site unseen. Sometimes you have to do that if you want a place to live right away. And … [Read more...]

[DIY] Chalkboard Countdown Sign

Chalkboard countdown Making Home Base

Hi friends! Are you still with me? I hope so! Please excuse my absence. I just spent 10 days back home visiting family. It was a great trip but of course, I needed a vacation from my vacation. I took a few extra days off to get my house back in order and my kiddo back on schedule. How about you guys, how was your weekend? I hope all of you had a fabulous VETERAN'S DAY holiday! I'm excited … [Read more...]