You know it’s summertime when those fresh vegetables start coming out of the garden, so I decided to create a new chalkboard display in our kitchen to go along with the other “fluffing” that I’ve been doing in the kitchen lately.
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I made this chalkboard right after we moved into the Crossroads simply by hanging a large frame and painting the wall with chalkboard paint. At first, it served as a message and reminder center, then it turned into a great seasonal display area, and then it became a place for me to hang wreaths. You may remember my pool noodle kitchen wreath that I hung here last year.
And since we grow a lot of our own vegetables, I decided to go with a vegetable theme in decorating the chalkboard for the summer. Instead of hanging a wreath, I used a basket.
I started by getting out my artificial vegetables that I’d been buying this spring. Some of them I found at Hobby Lobby, and others I bought from my friend Brenda who made my ruffled stool cover. My sister-in-law Jean found the black and white ribbon last year and gave it to me. It was previously tied on a basket that I kept on top of the refrigerator, but I decided to use it in my chalkboard display.
Around here we don’t need this reminder, but maybe you do. Remember to eat your veggies!