Thursday, June 18, 2015


By Talia Christine

I have a million creative ideas floating around my head. I've always been like that. A day dreamer. A crafter. It's hard to keep track of all my crafty ideas and even harder to put those ideas into action. I've decided to set these ideas into motion by creating and finishing one new thing each week! It could be a small project or a larger one that's been in the works for awhile. Sewing, knitting, crafting, building. It's all happening! I'm so excited for my new endeavor and have already started listing and prioritizing my projects.

This week I've made something that I've wanted to do for a long time! I made my own chalkboard from scratch. 

I used the inside of an old cupboard that is lined with vintage paper. Such a cool find! (Thanks, husband.) I painted the face of the board with chalkboard paint. I mixed up some chalkboard paint myself using this tutorial on A Beautiful Mess.
This DIY was easy peasy and only took about 15 minutes! Now I have a pretty chalkboard that I can write the rest of my crafty to-do's on. ;)

Are you working on anything crafty at the moment?

Talia Christine

Talia lives in New Zealand with her husband, Mr. Philip van der Wel and their 2.5 children. Talia writes a self titled blog which is a snapshot of their daily lives and her crafty side. She is also a blog designer (responsible for many recreations of The Beetle Shack) and tech guru with infinite knowledge around blogging and design. When writing for The Beetle Shack, Talia will share craft and sewing tutorials along with other helpful household hints.

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Thanks so much for your words of encouragement, advice and solidarity.

xo em