Chalkboards are all the decorating rage at the moment. Dd has had one for a while now, she made it herself and it looks great. You can see more of hers in this post.
I wanted one, more for the fact I could write things down on it, in the hopes it would help me remember things. Dd made hers by buying a picture frame from Ikea and painting it with chalkboard paint. I bought mine ready made at Michael's on sale for under $30.
Underneath it you can see I have hung a bar with a couple of pots on it. All that is from Ikea The bar is here, the hooks come separate here. The two tubs and the plant is also from Ikea.
A close up of the faux plant. It is quite realistic.
I got the chalkboard markers from Michael's. They are around $20 but I got mine on sale.
Here is a close up of the detail on the frame, it is a weathered look. Dd was up and wrote on it.
All in all very pleased with it all. I have one spare hook on the rail, I want to get a small heart sign for there. I have seen something I like on someone else blog, so just need to source one over here.
Now why was I lost for words. I am not well; it's all in the head, ears, nose and throat. I was up for nearly three hours through the night on Monday night. My right ear is killing me, and I have a silly cough and moisture in my nose. So I decided to go to the walk in clinic in town. Believe this was not undertaken lightly, as I personally have better things to do than sit in a room for hours with sick people!!
It is a three hour round trip to go to our doctors office and see him; and as I don't have the energy to do that trip off I went to the walk in. Will say it's a lovely office, super staff and very clean. It is in our local Wal-Mart store. Didn't have to wait too long probably around 1 1/2 hours.
The doctor came in told her what was wrong. She looked in my ears and said they are nice and clear. Looked in my throat and said that was fine and told me there was nothing wrong with me. I said are you sure there is nothing wrong with my ear as it's really sore. Nope, it was fine and take Sudafed to clear any congestion. I said I am on blood pressure pills and was told not to take them. Again, she said they would be fine for a couple of days. And that was it......
Believe me when I say, my ears feel awful, my throat is on fire and this tickly cough is bloody annoying. Something is going on. So Sudafed it is, not sure for how long. I'll give it three days and if I am no better, I will try and get into see my own doctor.