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Goodwill Home Décor Expert - Merri Cvetan

Merri Cvetan

My weekly column for Amazing Goodwill and my design blog, Design Coach, are about all things design, living a stylish life and entertaining (like setting a great table). I share DIY projects, decorating and design tips, as well as ideas and secrets.

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Posted by Merri Cvetan on Mar 22, 2017 4:29:16 PM
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Sometimes all it takes to “redecorate” is to add something unexpected to your home.

Chalkboard project

I found this vintage chalk board that a child probably practiced his ABCs and numbers over and over. (It saved a lot of paper!) It’s just too darn cute not to do something with it, so I hung it in the kitchen as a message board. This one also happens to be magnetic too. Since I’m not sure what was originally in the open space at the top, I decided to add an inspirational quote. But you could attach a photo or even your child’s artwork.

Chalkboard project

Even a modern kitchen can handle a bit of vintage charm. Remember, not everything has to match and it’s always a good idea to mix things up.

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