20 DIY Chalkboard Projects

20 DIY Chalkboard Projects | The Thinking Closet

I think that by now, chalkboard projects have graduated from “flavor of the week” to “design staple.”  Prime example, just look at all the chalkboard products we have at our fingertips: chalkboard paint, spray paint, vinyl, contact paper, and {wait for it} even chalk cloth vinyl.  They’ve made it easy as 1-2-3 for us to transform practically anything into a chalk-able surface.  And I am guilty as charged! Since I can’t seem to get enough of chalkboard {read more…}

Anniversary Gift & Frosted Vinyl Round-Up

Embellished Shadow Box: Last Minute Valentine's Day Gift Idea

I had the opportunity to try my hand at a project using Silhouette’s frosted vinyl, which allows you to create the impression of etched glass on mirrors and glass, but without the scary chemicals or the permanence; if you don’t like it, you can just remove it!  That’s my kinda project. On the roll, the frosted vinyl almost looks silvery… …but you’ll see when you peel the vinyl from the backing that it’s transparent with {read more…}

Silhouette Winner & Promo Code!


First of all, a huge thanks to everyone who entered the Silhouette giveaway that ran here the past three days.  I was blown away that we racked up 561 entries, and I delighted to meet so many wonderful new visitors to The Thinking Closet.  Truth be told, I wasn’t planning to respond to the comments for the giveaway, but those of you who know me know that I can’t resist the opportunity to connect with others…so, I {read more…}

Silhouette Giveaway & Special Promotion!

Silhouette Portrait Giveaway & Promotion | The Thinking Closet

Okay, I have one of the most exciting announcements ever in the history of The Thinking Closet.  {Screaming inside.  Must.  keep it.  together.} It brings me great joy to share that not only is there a silhouette promotion going on with Silhouette right now, but one of my readers has the opportunity to win a Silhouette machine of her very own!  Yes, it could be YOU! I can’t keep it together any longer.  Gotta let loose! {read more…}

Wood Pallet Sign Tutorial

Wood Pallet Sign Tutorial via The Thinking Closet

It was like giving your Mom a baseball mitt for her birthday. For Mark’s b-day last week, one of his gifts was the opportunity for us to create a wood pallet sign together!  Mark is passionate about wood-working, so I figured he could tackle the wood pallet part, and I could do the lettering – – it would be a team effort! To start, we needed rustic wood.  So, we went to our local lumber {read more…}