Friday, April 29, 2011

Fun with Chalkboard Paint & Good News!

So - I first have to share some good news!  I found out yesterday afternoon that I got the job that I have been interviewing for!  I'm so excited and I start on May 9th!  After 4 months of unemployment, this job literally fell in my lap.  I wasn't sure if I wanted to go back to full time work or not because the thought of doing what I have been doing (working in an advertising agency) didn't really appeal to me any more.  I was burnt out, and I knew that I needed something new.  So, when a friend (and former client of mine) contacted me about this opportunity, I was immediately interested.  It is a work from home position (which in the marketing industry is VERY hard to find), and I will be doing something completely new - recruiting! I can't wait to start - I think that this is going to change everything for my family.  Of course I will still continue my blog, crafting and my Etsy shop.  :o)  You can't get rid of me that easily!  LOL.

OK - so on to today's project.  After painting my kitchen wall with chalkboard paint, I still had some left over.  Ever since I went to Goodwill and brought my treasures home, I have been wanting to paint the platter I got.  (I still have more I want to do with the leftover paint - I'm on a roll, so why not??).

Here's the new platter.  I ended up displaying it in our entryway with some of the other things I got as well.  The directions on the paint can said to prime the surface before painting, but I just slapped the paint on.  I think it will be fine though.  I did follow the rest of the directions and let the paint sit for 3 days before writing on it.  

I guess my dog Biscuit wanted to make an appearance today!  He's sitting on the landing on our stairs - one of his favorite lookout spots.  Happy Friday!

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  1. Over from this idea. We are a Hayes family too :) I'm your newest follower!

  2. It turned out great! And congrats for the new job!
    Visiting from Amanda's party. Have a great rest of the week.

  3. Jenn, I just love that platter! You did a great job with it--those corners are hard to do. :) Congrats on your new job! So exciting. :)

    Thank you so much for joining my Weekend Bloggy Reading party! Hope you'll visit me at Serenity Now again soon. :)

  4. Hi, Jenn! I'm admiring all your creative posts here so can you please share them with us at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop? Hope to see you there at the party :)