I’ve started showing you a few of the different versions of my giant kitchen chalkboard here and there because, well, you seem to be enjoying them despite my best efforts to make them look terrible.
I really didn’t intend on making this one terrible this time. I wanted it to be for real good! You’ve stood by me through all the different chalkboards and have shown your support and encouragement and you deserve something grand. Or at least cute.
The desk still needs to be refinished, but let’s just ignore that for now. The bunting was made out of paper a few years ago. It was when Kennedy was just learning to spell so I had her stamp out the letters and we figured out the spelling together. It was a fun project and I loved how it turned out, so we still use it every year.
Onto the chalk drawing. It’s a pumpkin. The background is supposed to be sort of corn field-y. I didn’t think it was that bad, until I stood back and realized something about it was bothering me. But what?
A butt is what. My pumpkin looks like a giant butt! And then I left it up because it’s hilarious. Kind of like my fancy rocks in the dining room. You have to laugh at yourself sometimes. Or all the time.
It looks like something you would draw in third grade when you’re trying to make your friend giggle and think you’re cool. So I guess that’s where my sense of humor is right now! Stuck in the third grade.
Just don’t tattle on me to the teacher for saying the word “butt”! Pretty please?
Courtenay Hartford is the author of creeklinehouse.com, a blog based on her adventures renovating a 120-year-old farmhouse in rural Ontario, Canada. On her blog, Courtenay shares interior design tips based on her own farmhouse and her work as founder and stylist of the interior photography firm Art & Spaces. She also writes about her farmhouse garden, plant-based recipes, family travel, and homekeeping best practices. Courtenay is the author of the book The Cleaning Ninja and has been featured in numerous magazines including Country Sampler Farmhouse Style, Better Homes and Gardens, Parents Magazine, Real Simple, and Our Homes.