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  1. Mamma Kerr
    April 23, 2010 @ 12:19 pm

    Hi Julie!

    I found you via Trendy Treehouse, and I'm now following your lovely blog.

    I love this sign. what a great idea to use Blackboard paint. This would be handy for me to let visitors know to go round to the back garden, when we're out during the summer.




  2. Michele {The Scrap Shoppe}
    April 23, 2010 @ 12:21 pm

    Great idea! The original sign is pretty cute; I would have had a hard time painting over it! And I didn't realize you could get chalkboard paint as a spray. I'm going to be on the lookout!! Thanks for sharing!


  3. marty (A Stroll Thru Life)
    April 23, 2010 @ 12:23 pm

    Great idea, it looks just wonderful. Love the wicker too. Hugs, Marty


  4. Denise
    April 23, 2010 @ 12:23 pm

    Following you from Trendy Treehouse's Friday Follow! Great Blog. Absolutely love your background and you have great variety. I will enjoy checking in to see what you have done next! Love the chalk board. Off to check that chair I spyed!

    Come by and enter my CSN/Rachael Ray Giveaway:


  5. malia
    April 23, 2010 @ 12:56 pm

    Love it– great idea! Happy New Friend Friday!


  6. {All Thingz Related}
    April 23, 2010 @ 1:34 pm

    This is a great idea! And those doors are gorgeous! πŸ™‚


  7. Sailing Simply
    April 23, 2010 @ 1:38 pm

    That is the cutest idea I have seen in quite some time. You have the perfect place to hang this too! Love the shape! Great idea!


  8. Remodelaholic
    April 23, 2010 @ 1:42 pm

    Just stopping in and looking around from Follow Friday! And just became your newest follower! Yea! Hope you stop by and return the favor!

    My blog is all about interior design and remodeling there are some great tutorials so you can get the look you want on a budget! We also have a party every Friday to show off your stuff!!


  9. Nicole R.J.
    April 23, 2010 @ 2:00 pm

    That's so cute! I know if I tried something like that my family would be writing saucy messages every time they walked by! *lol*


  10. Kim
    April 23, 2010 @ 2:02 pm

    You DO have a great blog! I'm gonna follow you too!
    p.s. LOVE the chalkboard idea for outside!


  11. Kenzie
    April 23, 2010 @ 2:05 pm

    It's the perfect touch to your entry way! Love it!


  12. sharon
    April 23, 2010 @ 2:06 pm

    Hi julie
    Thank you so much for your lovely comments chez moi! So glad to have found your blog, love your chalkboard idea.
    Hope you have a really great time in France, where will you be visiting?


  13. Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions
    April 23, 2010 @ 2:11 pm

    That's a good idea! I know there have been many BBQ's where I've had to stick a note on the front door telling guests to come around the back {because, hello, it's a BBQ and we're all outside and no one can hear the doorbell}.


  14. Michelle
    April 23, 2010 @ 2:39 pm

    Hi Julie, thanks for stopping by my blog and the nice comment. I love yur header that is so cute. Your welcome sign turned out great that is a great shape.

    πŸ™‚ Michelle


  15. michelle@somedaycrafts
    April 23, 2010 @ 10:45 pm

    Hi! I think you have a lot of talent and a great blog! I am putting your button at the top of my blog for the next few days and naming you as a "BLOG TO WATCH." I think you have what it takes to have 1000 followers in the next little while!


  16. Tracey
    April 23, 2010 @ 11:15 pm

    I am loving this idea AND your front and screened in porch!


  17. Twee Poppets
    April 24, 2010 @ 12:01 am

    Stopping by from New Friend Friday. I'm following you now! Hope you can stop by and follow me, too. πŸ™‚

    By the way, I'm starting a NEW BLOG HOP!!! It's called Tuesday Tag-Along, and it premieres this coming Tuesday! I hope you'll be there to join in the fun!

    That is such a cool front door chalkboard! I LOVE that idea!!


  18. Sandra
    April 24, 2010 @ 4:38 am

    That's cute. I tagged you for a blog game, come check it out if you want to participate:-)


  19. Jessica Sievers
    April 24, 2010 @ 5:31 am

    Such a great idea and I LOVE your porch!!!

    Please join me for my weekly party, "Show Us What You're Workin' With Wednesday"


  20. renee
    April 24, 2010 @ 1:44 pm

    Love the chalkboard idea- brilliant!


  21. 1 Funky Woman
    April 24, 2010 @ 1:46 pm

    Hey there, just found you through Sawdust and Paper scraps and I love this chalkboard idea. I also checked out some of your blog and I love it. I usually paint everything black or white also. And your art wall with the turquoise frames is fantastic.

    I am now a follower!



  22. Gina F
    April 24, 2010 @ 10:43 pm

    That is a nice cute idea. I love the chalkboard hanging by the front door. (GREAT IDEA) I like your blog as it is cute and all the ideas too. HAVE A BLESS WEEKEND!!!

    Visit my blog at


  23. Gay Vaughan
    April 26, 2010 @ 9:50 pm

    Thank you for joining my hodgepodge party! I love it! I hope you will join again.


  24. Gay Vaughan
    April 27, 2010 @ 1:34 am

    I featured this! Thanks for sharing.


  25. jackie fo
    April 27, 2010 @ 2:18 pm

    Looks GREAT! I did a similar project with a sign from Marshalls for a kitchen chalkboard. Love it!


  26. Stacey @ Fun to Craft
    April 28, 2010 @ 1:53 pm

    I love that. And seriously, your front door is SO beautiful. I love the whole ambiance! Thanks for sharing at 'Look at me, I'm SO Crafty!' at Fun to Craft.


  27. RuthAnn
    April 29, 2010 @ 5:47 pm

    Have you seen these signs anywhere else lately?
    I love the "pre-painted" "home sweet home" sign and it would fit my decor. you mentioned Marshalls. Was that recent?


  28. Curtis
    May 5, 2010 @ 4:20 pm

    What a great idea, I have just "discovered" my love of chalk boards and the messages you can leave for your loved ones on them. I also just discovered Chalk Ink, in our part of the Country, California, I found it at Michael's, it is great! No dust, and the no more squeaky chalk sounds …., but the best part is that the letters are crisp and clear. You have given me yet another thing to do on my front deck ,Thank you, Curtis and Sherrie


  29. Lisa at Paint in my Hair
    July 6, 2010 @ 4:24 pm

    super cute! I wouldn't have given it a second look at Marshall's but you made it adorable!


  30. Amanda @ Serenity Now
    July 6, 2010 @ 9:15 pm

    I love it!! The shape in and of itself is so unique. Great job. πŸ™‚ I love chalkboards. Your entry looks fabulous! I'm visiting from The CSI Project today. πŸ™‚


  31. Michelle @ Sweet Something
    July 7, 2010 @ 3:34 am

    Very cute! That shape is great!


  32. Chris @ Celebrations At Home
    July 7, 2010 @ 4:05 pm

    What a simple and cute project!


  33. Bexay
    July 7, 2010 @ 6:42 pm

    So adorable! I love the idea!!!


  34. Crafty Girl
    July 7, 2010 @ 8:31 pm

    I just love the shape! Very cute idea πŸ™‚


  35. Diane@InMyOwnStyle
    July 8, 2010 @ 2:10 am

    Hi Julie-
    What a clever modern way to update a piece that was dated. I have seen other chalkboard projects, but this is a first – so clever. You can write a note to delivery people, guests, and holiday greetings. It is a brilliant idea.
    My best- Diane


  36. Molly @ The Creative Maven
    July 8, 2010 @ 4:47 am

    I love that you used a fun-shaped sign and painted over it… I'm on the hunt now πŸ™‚


  37. Funky Junk Interiors
    July 8, 2010 @ 5:22 pm

    What a pretty front entry! But with the little chalkboard, it's totally awesome! I love how you can change the messages when desired. That's brilliant! Not to mention, others being able to leave you a message back if so desired. πŸ™‚

    Very cool!


  38. Megan
    July 8, 2010 @ 11:06 pm

    I would be writing goofy things when people came over. Like some inside joke to make them smile before coming in.


  39. Jen @
    July 9, 2010 @ 6:25 am

    Such a cute project!

    You won the DIY DISH Summertime Kids DVD from The CSI Project! Send me your email and I will get it over to Kim & Kris so they can send it to you!



  40. maribeth
    July 9, 2010 @ 11:46 pm

    so cute! and, a great place for others to leave you a message if they missed you.


  41. Infarrantly Creative
    July 12, 2010 @ 3:57 am

    Can you email me at about the giveaway you won at CSI. Thanks!


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