Sunday, June 2, 2013

Debt Payoff Chalkboard

We did it!  Our debt visual aid turned into more of a small room makeover, hence the delay in the post.  I decided to go with a thermometer in chalkboard format.  I'm kinda obsessed with chalkboards ever since our wedding (table numbers and signs were all chalkboards) and I wanted a large one to write quotes on in our apartment.  I saw a great post here from Iron and Twine and decided to make our own organizational/desk area.

We built a custom size desk for the corner (Hubby's area):

Painted a chalkboard on the side of one Ikea Expedit shelve:

And added our Debt Payoff Thermometer:

We are starting our thermometer from now, so past credit card debt paid and student loans are not included.  We have approximately $8450 credit card debt left to pay, with a goal of December 2013.  Until the hubby gets a full-time job we aren't able to pay a lot off like we were this past spring.  When he does get a full-time job most of his income will be going towards the debt and hopefully our snowball will be accelerating at warp speed!

Let me know what you think about our debt payoff visual aid!


  1. This turned out great! I especially love the addition of the desk! I hope you don't mind, but I featured it on today. Keep up the great work & I look forward to a July/August update!

    1. Thanks Michelle! I'm so flattered that you posted my thermometer on your blog. I love your blog and all the creative things you do/make so it was such a pleasant surprise to see your post!