Chalkboard Box

Sometimes the simplest project can be such a pain. Or is that just me? I originally was working on two wooden boxes. The other is small and no rope handles. But the more I tried to embellish, the more I hated it. I ripped it apart and realized less is more with me. It’s getting more paint. If I don’t like it I may have to get the hammer. Some stress relief sounds good.

Here is what I started with. Pretty cute but I have no girls and I don’t know anyone named bab. Actually it was marked down because it originally had a y. Baby.  No one puts Baby in the corner! Sorry, it's the first thing that pops into my mind when I read that.


So off came the letters. A little filler to smooth it out. Some primer, some paint and my first time using chalkboard paint. Finally. But wouldn’t you know it, I couldn’t find the box of chalk anywhere. Just my luck.



I added some coastal stripes like I did here on this project.

I originally picked it up with thoughts of using it to hold the mail in the laundry room. It tends to pile up on the kitchen counter. But I decided it was really too big and I needed something that would force me to go through it. So now I need to find it a new home.

Before I go I just want to say how my heart goes out to all of you that have been affected by the awful storms that swept across the south. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers. 

see ya,



  1. Hi Anita,
    Great project! I love how this box turned out. The stripes are perfect. I have never done a single chalkboard project. I think I better get on the bandwagon!

  2. Yes, the simplest projects are usually the ones that make me want to throw things!
    Your box is CUTE! I like the stripes. Less is definitely more. Usually. Sometimes more is more. But Bab really did need to go. I don't know anyone named Bab, either.
    Have a great weekend, Anita, and good luck with the other box!

  3. I agree, sometimes the simplest projects drive me insane! The finished box turned out so cute. I need to go read on how you did the stripes because that really makes it special. Have a great weekend and I hope you find the chalk ;o)

  4. Cute box! I love the stripes. Our mail tends to pile up on the kitchen island. When I tucked it away in the laundry room I often forgot it. If you find a solution please share. This has been a bone of contention at our house, lol.

  5. Morning Anita....!

    I can sympathise with you on that one Lovey....Some MINOR projects have driven me shed TEARS of utter frustration....Give me a BIG project I can lay into with the hammer any day & Bob's your uncle....hahahahaha....!!

    I just had the funniest thought of you & I having a 'small craft project' get together that turns into one big SNAFU so we retire to the lounge & drink wine instead....SNORT....Why deal with aggro when you can pissed as a fart & have a good old giggle instead....**sigh** WISH WE WERE CLOSER....!!

    Have a WONDERFUL weekend....!!

    Cheers from Oz,
    Tamarah :o)

  6. ....On a serious note, my heart goes out to those enduring hardships caused by recent storms in the south....Watching the news on the TV last night of the devestation caused by the huge tornado in Alabama was incredibly heart wrenching....I hope your government services are working quickly....!!


  7. So true. The things that I think are going to be a walk in the park... turn out to be a headache. Funny post and funny that we both were thinking chalkboard paint! You could have added an E to the end...BABE! :) Love the stripes and the rope handles. Good luck finding your chalk. I took chalk from my son's crayon box...shhhhh!
    Have a great weekend! Happy chalkboard painting!

  8. love the colors you used! it looks so much better now! great job, anita!

  9. things to do 1. find chalk

    LMAO!!!! Too funny!

    Suzy xxx

  10. What a cute project. At first I thought how'd she write on that box so perfectly and then I read the post. :)

  11. lovely transformation you clever girl i love this box

  12. This is a great idea! I would love to have a bookcase full of these that I can label and simply erase and change the contents list as needed. Very clever and extremely useful. Thanks for sharing!


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