This isn’t the sort of DIY that you need instructions for, but it is a fun idea that I wanted to share with you. When I was still slinging books in the stacks and making sure prepubescent boys weren’t using the library computers to search for “bobs dot com”, I decided I needed a chalkboard with my name on it. The kids all knew my name (and if they didn’t they could always improvise with a “teacher,” or “liberrian”, or my personal favorite, “Mrs Library”), but occasionally a teacher would just butcher my name. So, as part of my desk pimping, I ordered this cute little vintage chalkboard on etsy and the teachers still butchered my name but at least it took a special effort for them to do so.
When I quit my job to stay home with Isobel I just didn’t know what do with this little guy, but nor could I bring myself to donate him. I already had a larger, better chalk board for Isobel’s room. While I was gluing the fascinators together it hit me, magnet chalkboard! I had just enough magnets left over from this project.
I love the way it came out. Isobel was thrilled when she went into the kitchen and was greeted by a pink heart. Just thrilled. Technically, this cost nothing because I had all the supplies on hand, but I’ve seen these chalkboards while thrifting before and the magnets were cheap. Easiest DIY ever.