As summer winds down life is getting super busy around here.
Like, “I guess we should cut your hair, buy shoes since all you currently own is flip-flops, and actually pick up a few school supplies,” kind of busy.
Oh, don’t get me wrong. It’s not that I don’t want them to go back to school. It’s just that I am too busy crying my eyes out every night because I want them to go back to school. Get it?
It’s been a long summer.
Anywho, my mother has apparently detected my possible insanity and has on several occasions kidnapped my children so that I might wallow in my own pity at home for a few hours.
Oh, man! I really like being home.
But what is even better is being home alone.
I know, I know. The whole concept is absolutely foreign and totally crazy.
If you ever get the opportunity I highly suggest popcorn. And Netflix. And a bath. All at the same time.
Just trust me on that one, n’kay?
So last time Grandma loaded all four kiddo’s in her car she took them home and did some seriously awesome crafting. She collected vintage silver trays, carefully helped each child paint chalkboard paint on it, and make a set of magnets to go with it.
No you can not borrow our Grandma.
We ended up using the magnets on our fridge, but look at how cute these little trays turned out! I put them on each of the kid’s bedroom doors so that I could: 1. Remind them what an amazing Grandma they have. And 2: Keep track of who is who since I am so tired these days I have resorted to calling my children by numerical order instead of their given names at birth.
As Taylor is the first-born, here we have door #1!
I went with the more masculine looking tray for Matthew’s room.
And as for the two little girls shared room, here’s their sign.
I know it should actually say “3 & 4″, but I like ” 3/4 ” better. Since they are little it’s kinda a funny reference to their size.
Ha! I am seriously so clever.
I love love love these door signs! I can easily change them to the kids names, chore charts, unnecessary threats…
Ya know, good stuff.
If you decide to make some here’s a few tips:
Use lightweight trays, not the heavy silver ones you often see at thrift store or yard sales.
Use 3M Command Tape Strips to adhere your trays to the door or wall.
Lightly sand the area you intend to paint. No primer is necessary.
2-3 coats of chalkboard paint will do the trick.
And most importantly: Try to convince your mother to do it for you, with your children helping, while you take a bath at home alone.
You get the idea.