DIY Friday – blackboard shopping list

I will start off by saying I’m not claiming to have reinvented the wheel. This weeks DIY Friday is not groundbreaking, but it is something that we’ve had in our apartment for a couple of years, is painfully simple and gets use every day. For those very reasons I can’t help but share our blackboard shopping list … 

Way back in 2011 I fell for the
blackboard fad, and I fell hard. I bought a tin of the black stuff, woke
up early one morning and attacked our living room with it. I was in love for a couple of months, but all that black began taking its toll. I Brazilian waxed our blackboard wall and trimmed it back to a strip above our shelf, but it wasn’t long before I painted over all of it. 
But one patch survived; the patch I painted in the kitchen. We’ve found it so useful. We’ve gotten in the habit of snapping a picture of the list whenever we head out so we know what to pick up on the way home. It’s really been worth its weight in paint.
Let’s be honest here people, tonic should be on the top of the list. 
Exciting stuff will be going on all up in here next week! I think I’ll treat this weekend as the calm before the storm. All that’s going on next week will be a massive bouquet of excitement, fear, and a big bow of stepping outside of my comfort zone. But all of which a step in the right direction. Light a candle for me folks. xx A
p.s. Today’s DIY Friday was going to be a little something involving washi tape but the fab and uber creative ladies at A Beautiful Mess beat me to it. Mad props ladies! My hat is off to you. So is the life of a blogger.

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  1. June 21, 2013 / 21:00

    That's a great idea – and I love the stripy washi tape on the corners – really effective! And black and white of course… whenever I see anything with black and white stripes I always think to myself "Hydrangea girl would like that" !!

  2. June 21, 2013 / 21:02

    Oh, and I meant to say.. good luck for next week – sounds exciting and scary, looking forward to hearing about it!

    • June 23, 2013 / 14:20

      Thanks Maria 🙂 The nerves are starting to kick in, but the alternative would be quite a boring week. I'd kick myself if I missed an opportunity like this.

      xx A

  3. John JJP
    June 22, 2013 / 13:31

    'brazillian waxed' your chalkboard wall.

    you are some kind of lyrical genious. x J

  4. June 23, 2013 / 02:58

    Don't step out of your comfort zone Alex, leap, jump hope or skip. Cos I am sure whatever you will be doing you will excel in. Enjoy your weekend too. I had a wee giggle about the storm and candles, cos we had a wicked storm hit Welly and it knocked out our power from 11pm Thursday night till 6.30pm Friday evening. Luckily we didn't suffer any damage other than a tree toppling over into the next door neighbours backyard eeks. BTW I love my whiteboard door on our pantry…Mike and I use it to write notes to each other as well as listing the shopping list.

    • June 23, 2013 / 14:31

      Thank you Janine. I think we are in the same boat these days. Jumping without looking. There's a very good quote from Tina Fey I keep thinking of – "Say yes, and you'll figure it out afterwards."

      Glad you guys are safe! Big storms like that are scary. Is that normal to get them in winter for you guys? The ones in the summer in Canada were terrifying. Do not miss.

  5. June 23, 2013 / 16:31

    A ha I see! Well I'm glad I could give you some inspiration for your week ahead 🙂 Now get out there and KICK BUTT! YOU CAN DO IT! (and come back and tell us all about it!)