Aimee of The Crazy Craft Lady had been wanting to add a large chalkboard to the wall between her living and dining areas. However, after scouting out chalkboards, she quickly realized that they are all way overpriced. Aimee took inspiration from a vintage schoolhouse chalkboard from Ballard Designs and knocked it off for about $16 […Read More]
How many times have you been at a get-together, set down your glass, and then not been able to figure out which one is yours? I know it has happened to me a time or two (or a hundred!). Jamie from Southern Revivals shares the perfect way to prevent such mishaps when you’re playing hostess […Read More]
While vacationing on the Jersey Shore, Lauren of The Thinking Closet picked up a few really sweet ruler-framed chalkboard signs at a little shop on the boardwalk. After giving those two signs away as gifts and wishing she had more, Lauren decided she could easily make her own and set to work with rulers, chalkboard […Read More]
Ashley from My Craftily Ever After shares at The Cards We Drew how she created an adorable chalkboard frame to showcase her little cutie pies. The project came together incredibly easily, especially since Ashley used what she already had and simply cut some leftover boards to size. Like Ashley, I love how the chalkboard finish […Read More]
Since moving from a condo to a house, Jennifer from Brave New Home says she’s been enamored with anything house-related. Thus, she was inspired she create a house-shaped chalkboard clock from foam board. Amazingly, Jennifer was able to pull it off for less than $2 since she had most of the supplies on hand! Wouldn’t this make the cutest housewarming gift?
Melissa of Two It Yourself created her own rendition of Pottery Barn Kids’ chalkboard frames by utilizing the matting from old frames she had. Melissa turned the mats into a rotating gallery wall for her kids’ creations with chalkboard paint, mini clothespins, and baker’s twine. The matting forms a little frame around the artwork and, thanks to the chalkboard paint, can be labeled with a cute caption!
Chalkboard paint and maps have been popular in the DIY world for awhile now and are still going strong. Becca at From Gardner 2 Bergers merged these two popular trends to create a rolling chalkboard map for her guest bedroom. Wondering how Becca pulled off the rolling part of the map? Easy! She painted a rolling window shade with chalkboard paint and then drew the map right on. The cool part is that the map also doubles as a blackout shade on the window!
I don’t know about you all, but this winter has been brutal and has me yearning for spring already. For now, we can at least enjoy some greenery indoors in cute little chalkboard pots like this one from Megan at Make Bake & Love. Megan created the planter to house one of her succulents and had a blast decorating it with fun messages. You could make several to keep on-hand for gifts and simply write fitting messages on the front when gift-giving opportunities come along.