Large DIY Chalkboard on the CHEAP

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]

Large Framed Chalkboard for the Mantel

Have you been wanting to make your own framed chalkboard for quite some time now but just haven’t bit the bullet? Cassie from Live, Laugh, & Craft shares a simple tutorial that will surely inspire you to get your DIY on! Cassie got a hot tip from one of her sisters that Home Depot sells […Read More]

Peace on Earth Christmas Chalkboard with Wreath

After flipping through the Ballard holiday catalog, April from House by Hoff just couldn’t shake one of the images from her mind – a chalkboard featuring a peace sign made from a wreath.  Fortunately, it was simple for April to make her own! She turned a freebie mirror into a chalkboard and then simply hung […Read More]

Simple Chalkboard Christmas Countdown

Sara of Sincerely, Sara D. was going through one of Ballard Designs’ catalogs and fell in love with a Christmas countdown they had created using a chalkboard. Sara made her own using a large canvas, chalkboard paint, rope, and ornaments. Sara says that you can easily modify this idea to reflect your style by altering […Read More]

Thrift Store Find to Subway Sign Chalk Art

If you are one to frequently change out décor, you can’t beat chalk art. Jami from An Oregon Cottage found a piece of framed pressboard artwork from the thrift store and used paint to turn it into a chalkboard. She then used her tried-and-true chalk transfer method to draw a subway sign like those sold at Restoration Hardware. Before sporting this train sign, Jami’s chalkboard made an appearance in her Christmas gallery wall. And guess what? When she’s had her fill of the subway sign art, she can simply wipe it away and draw something new!

subway sign chalk art

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Easy DIY Framed Chalkboard

Whitney from Shanty 2 Chic knew she wanted a large chalkboard like one from Restoration Hardware for her entryway – just not for $300. And why buy one when you can make it yourself for about $15? And in one hour no less! Whitney’s easy DIY chalkboard tutorial builds upon an existing chalkboard that she purchased from Hobby Lobby. Whitney added on to the existing frame with some furring strips and pine casing, transforming the plain Jane frame into a real showstopper!

diy framed chalkboard

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Large Vintage Schoolhouse Framed Chalkboard

Melanie of The French Cottage had been holding onto a tear-out of a Restoration Hardware chalkboard for years. However, she says her “inner frugalista” would not allow her to spend $499 on a chalkboard. Melanie also knew she could build her own chalkboard for much less and did just that for $50, which isn’t too shabby for a ginormous framed chalkboard. The fact that this chalkboard has a vintage schoolhouse look makes it perfect for Melanie’s son’s playroom. It’s a piece that both mommas and children can enjoy!

diy large chalkboard

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Silent Night Chalkboard Wall Art

Kristen from Inspired Whims loved a “chalkboard-esque” Christmas pillow from Pottery Barn, but couldn’t splurge on it with all the other looming expenses of the holidays. It inspired Kristen’s inner artist, and she decided to recreate the look with an old canvas she had picked up off the side of the road. A little chalkboard paint and some fancy free-handing were all it took!

christmas chalkboard canvas

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