Thankfully, some of our favorite bloggers host Pinterest Challenges throughout the year, to help us get on those projects! But I always seem to let the deadline slip by. I thought making this more of a regular habit might be just what I need to get going on some of those great ideas and maybe even be ready the next time a great Pinterest challenge pops up. With that, I'm excited to introduce a new monthly series here on the blog!
Each month, I'll chose a project to tackle in our home inspired by various pins on my boards. I'll share the project goal at the beginning of the month and share the results (good or bad) at the end of the month. If all of you are tackling those Pinterest projects too, maybe we'll even have our own little party here to share the pin-inspired love!
So, which project is the lucky batter up for January? I thought I would tackle something to help us with one of our biggest problem areas: managing the family calendar. We're frozen in the middle of phase two of our kitchen reno and it's displaced our family calendar, previously in the form of a small white board.
We thought about relocating it to an empty wall behind the fridge or even into the pantry/mudroom, but we rarely hang out in those areas. The mister and I tend to congregate around the peninsula counter in our kitchen when chatting about the day and upcoming events for the week. And there just happens to be a big blank wall screaming for something to fill it's emptiness right in front of it.
I'm in love with Carmen's larger than life calendar that spans an entire wall over at Our Fifth House:
I've also pinned this chalkboard vinyl that Jackie from Teal & Lime found at Michaels.
So, I'm grabbing some chalkboard pinspiration and am shooting for something much larger than our miniscule white board, but something that we can see in its entirety when standing behind the counter.
I'm not sure if I'll go the vinyl or paint route, framed or unframed, but I'll share the results at the end of the month! Anyone else ready to jump on some Pinterest inspired projects? What pins have you been collecting for your own home?