Thursday, August 26, 2010

Because White Doors Are No Fun

When we remodeled our kitchen, we painted the door to the laundry room with chalkboard paint. Let me tell you, if you don't have a chalkboard in your house, you are missing out! It is so much fun to write wacky messages together!

The paint was a little tricky to obtain. They keep it locked up at Lowes, where I suppose it will be safe from all those elementary school teachers with bad intentions. We can only hope, right?



Biscuit mostly speaks Spanish.

 This one really isn't as awful as it seems (really!) It all started with Sexy Nerd's parents looking forward to spending time with him on their way to the funeral.

Christmas in August? Sure, why not!


Cartoon Sexy Nerd never leaves home without his trusty Pocket Protector

Neither of us speaks Spanish, (other than a few phrases we remember from college,) but the phrases are supposed to say something about our dog Biscuit hiding under the safety of the table and searching for her turtle. If our online translator can be believed, it does.

 Note that Pica is shedding profusely, like usual. She does not speak Spanish and is just mocking poor Biscuit, who I must say looks quite charming in her little cartoon sweater.
 
Donde esta mi tortuga

Tortuga

We had planned to update our chalkboard door with a new design for every holiday, special event, etc., but we've been having too much fun making fun of our dogs (with love, of course!) with this design to change it. Does anyone else out there love making fun of your dogs?

41 comments :

  1. That is so cute! Love your Christmas in Aug. pic, and all the cute banter.

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  2. I love chalk paint! I haven't thought about painting a door. You have given me a great idea in my kitchen! Thanks!!

    Come by when you can...

    www.frugaltractormom.blogspot.com

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  3. What a freakin fabulous idea!!!! Love it!

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  4. I love chalkboard paint. I haven't used it on anything in my apartment, but its a must for our next place.

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  5. Omg, this is the best idea EVER. :D

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  6. OOoooo! This is so cute! Cool idea!

    I love to tease my hamster.

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  7. I love that idea! It is so cool. I'm going to tell my kids(40,35)about it.

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  8. When we redid our kitchen, I didn't paint a chalkboard on a door, but I did make a wall of chalkboards. My kids and hubs love it! So fun!! Maybe I'll post some pics.:)

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  9. oh i make fun of my dog all the time lol. i hve a little husky, okay not so little anymore, and she hates men. seriously, everytime she sees a guy she jumps them, she doesnt bite though shes just a brat. So i call her the feminist of the house lol! oh and how cool is that chalkboard paint!!!! im gettingt me some !

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  10. I love that. It is paint??? What a great idea.

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  11. You guys are having way too much fun with that chalkboard door! We don't have a dog, but it sounds like we should get one just so we can make fun of it!

    Have a great weekend!

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  12. OMG! I love this and want one for my house!!! I'll keep it in mind for my next project. FYI-Shadow is like Pica and eats all the treats faster than Emma!

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  13. Hey- you won the Laila Rowe giveaway weeks ago! Please send me an e-mail so I can send that over to ya!

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  14. I love that idea! I've wanted to paint something with chalkboard paint for a while, but hadn't thought of the kitchen door...

    I make fun of my dogs all the time... pretty much whenever I'm not playing with them or petting and pampering them. They're my furbabies. (Goodness but I'm going to miss them!)

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  15. That is so awesome, I love it. That would be so much fun to do. Thanks for sharing it!

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  16. That's a great idea...making fun of dogs.

    Oh, and I love the chalk thing too (-:

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  17. Oh my kids would be in hog heaven for that!!!

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  18. I have seen chalkboard doors but yours has the most personality of any of them out here in blog land. I would be so flattered if you would share it on my very first linky party at BeColorful. It is the kind of thing with a sense of humor that I think my followers would enjoy.
    Pam

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  19. glad to see you enjoying yourself! thanks so much for sharing on Craft Schooling Sunday!

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  20. What an original concept. Love it!!! So we should just ask for chalkboard paint at the service desk at Lowe's? Hmmm, they have been holding out on us.
    Best,
    Elizabeth

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  21. Your door looks great. We painted a door in our pool house a year ago & we have had a lot of fun leaving messages on it. I am so addicted to the stuff. I even painted an entire piece of furniture with it. I love your pictures :)
    Monica

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  22. I love the idea of a door instead of a wall. I am featuring this at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com. Grab my 'featured" button.

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  23. So wonderful! I love all the sweet, funny, and clever things you've put on the blackboard doors! So now I'm thinking,"hmmmm...which door can I paint?" Gotta go look around...

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  24. LIfe at your house has to be fun. :) Thanks again for linking this up to Motivated Monday @ BeColorful.
    Pam

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  25. Isn't chalkboard paint so much fun! Thanks for linking up to the Mad Skills party!

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  26. Hi,
    I just found your blog and this post. I did the exact same thing and painted my whole door that goes to the laundry room. Yours looks great. Can't wait to read the rest of your blog.

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  27. I've been planning on painting chalkboard paint into an recessed spot in my bathroom door. I hadn't ever thought about doing a full plain door! It looks great! Thanks for linking up to Topsy Turvy Tuesday!

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  28. I LOVE this door! I'm going to be featuring this on my blog. Thanks for linking up to Topsy Turvy Tuesday's!

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  29. Chalkboard doors are necessary for every home. That paint has quite the smell to it...I painted the inside of a playhouse with it and am surprised I still have all of my brain cells...I think!

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  30. Ha awesome! Can't believe I didn't follow you already. I could have sworn I did! :P
    Oh well. Love your post. The dogs in the neighborhood thing still makes me think of you hahaha

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  31. That is so cool! You guys are cute....and your dogs are pretty precious, too.

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  32. Cute - you both will have fun writing and drawing on it!
    Dropping by from Met Monday. I hope you'll come see my daughter's dining room redo.

    Allison
    Atticmag

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  33. Hello...

    Ahhh...that is sooo cute! Love, love, LOVE your chalkboard door! It does look fun! Thanks for sharing it with us!

    Warmest wishes,
    Chari @Happy To Design

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  34. I've been thinking about painting my laundry room door for months. This was too funny. Stopping in from Thrifty Decor Chick. :o)

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  35. You seem like such a cute couple. Love your new door. Merry Christmas in August!

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  36. You guys know how to have fun! Just love it and your 4 legged kids!
    precious! Go write on the door Kelee Katillac loves me and Oliver Wendell too(basset hound)!

    Seriously, please consider being apart of Miracle Makeover Week for kids with cancer... Met Monday will feature next week...for more on how to create a post for it go to www.designgivesback.com

    love, kelee @ www.designgivesback.com

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  37. Thanks for linking this to Thrifty Thursday! :) LOL....your blurb above the comment box is hysterical....isn't it great to make $0.01 per day?? :)

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  38. Such a fun post - totally made me smile! Looks like you're having fun with your awesome door! Thanks for linking up to The Creative Spark. Hope you can join us again this week!
    Jenn :)
    P.S. I was totally laughing at your comments quote too - so funny!

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