Monday, March 23, 2015

Decorating with Chalkboards

Hey There! I hope you enjoyed your weekend. Last night I went to see a High School production of Les Misérables. My longtime girlfriend's son, who is a senior, was playing the part of Javert. Can I just say OH MY WORD! It was the most amazing, stupendous, awe inspiring play I have seen. Now mind you I have seen the professional production and TV version. It was the kids that made it so special, they were amazing! It was truly Broadway worthy. I am sitting here this morning still marveling at the fact of how talent these kids were. I was brought to tears a few times throughout the production and was left breathless at other times. I had to keep reminding myself that these were high school students and I was not alone, many in the theater were saying the same as me. If you have the opportunity go see a high school play, I am sure, like me, you will be taken away!

Now onto a new project, I did last week, that I have been wanting to do for a while now. Lettering a chalkboard.
Chalkboards were found at Decor Steals

Still one of the latest home decor trends is the chalkboard. They are no longer just for schoolrooms and since they are associated with nostalgia, chalkboards add a vintage or retro touch to a space. Chalkboards can be both functional and decorative, the possibilities are endless since you can so easily change the message. Chalkboards are great for kitchens because you can write down groceries and to-do lists. They also look great in entry ways because you can write on them welcoming messages to your guests. 

This project is nothing new – I’ve seen it done so many times before. You can find step by step instructions on Pinterest or the internet. But this is my first go at this, so I thought I would share what I did. 
  1. Create a design and print out.
  2. Cover the back of your paper with chalk. 
  3. Tape your printed type just as you would read it (chalk covered side down) to your chalkboard. Using a pen or pencil, firmly trace the type with a pen or pencil. 
  4. Remove the paper, and you should find a fine chalk outline. Using chalk (or a chalk pen), you can trace and color in the lettering. 

Chalkboards are still going strong in their popularity—and for good reason! They are the perfect marriage of beautiful and inspirational, they allow for creativity and add a personal touch to any space. Keep chalkboards in mind next time you are looking for home decor.

                  Be Creative!

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  1. These are adorable Luanne, and I agree. Chalkboards haven't lost their popularity since they came on the decorating scene a few years ago. Hope you had a great weekend!

    1. Thanks Doreen and thanks for stopping by. Have a great day!