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Saturday afternoons are becoming my creative outlet time, and today was no exception.  After returning from an afternoon Christmas program rehearsal, I told the family I needed one hour to release a little stream of creative juice I’d been suppressing since early in the week. I even promised to start dinner by 5:30pm if I could only. have. one. hour.At 4:25 I gathered my supplies, kneeled on my bedroom floor with iphone inspiration pictures handy, and went to town chalking up my newly painted chalkboard frame.By 5:17 she was hanging on the wall.  How’s that for efficiency?Oh my goodness how much fun this was!I was inspired by the chalk art of Dana Tanamachi whom I discovered through a blog several months ago.  Just this week I returned to her website after finishing the making of this chalkboard, knowing I wanted to do something special with it.I pondered for several days what to do,…

I claimed in my last post I’m trying hard to narrow my focus to one project at a time.As any DIYer knows, this is NOT an easy task.My living/dining room has been my recent focus. It doesn’t hurt that craigslist came through for me once again.I was looking for a coffee table with these specifications:Rustic, yet elegant.Dark wood to counteract all the white in the room.Wider than average.Preferably under $100 (I really didn’t expect this to happen, but I must admit it was my prayer)Last week I found it:Rustic?  Check.  Just look at the hefty, rough-hewn slatted top on this baby.  And the rivets!  I’d say that’s pretty rustic.Elegant?  Check.  At first I wasn’t sure about the curved iron legs, but once Mr. Wonderful and I placed the table in our living room, I was thrilled.  It was perfect!Dark wood to counteract all the white in the room?  Check again!  The…