Make a Large Lightweight Chalkboard

Chalkboard Art: Make a Large Lightweight Portable Chalkboard via lilblueboo.com #diy #tutorial #chalkboard

 

You can make an oversized chalkboard for your home, business or school using this easy tutorial. It’s so lightweight almost anyone can lift it and move it around.  I wanted to make this large piece for a large blank wall in my studio…. it doubles as artwork and a photo prop.  I added two quotes to mine to fill up the space.   Total cost of materials was $35. [Read more…]

DIY Journal Ideas

DIY Journal Ideas (Chalkboard, Transfer, Stamped) via lilblueboo.com

 

I love making journals……here are a few I’ve made recently: [Read more…]

How to Make Chalkboard Tags

How to make chalkboard tags via lilblueboo.com

Isn’t this little gift tag cute? And because it’s a chalkboard it can be used over and over again. It’s like a gift on a gift!

Chalkboard gift tags via lilblueboo.com

I ordered a bunch of different shaped wood cut-outs to keep on hand. (My source was Casey’s Wood Products.) [Read more…]

Make A Chalkboard Inspiration Wall

How to make a chalkboard inspiration wall via lilblueboo.com

I’ve been wanting to do this for a while now…..paint an entire wall with chalkboard paint and let it be a collection place for quotes, memories and inspiration.  This wall in our breakfast area was just the place to do it….right next to the magnetic chalkboard I did back in 2009. We are getting ready to repaint our interior wall and I wanted to find another way to preserve Boo’s growth chart too.

 

Before wall via lilblueboo.com

 

I used regular black chalkboard paint in the can:

Chalkboard Paint via lilblueboo.com

 

I painted a few coats and let it sit for 3 days to cure:

Let chalkboard wall cure for 3 days via lilblueboo.com

This is my favorite part: Chalk Ink. These are chalk markers like the restaurants and coffee shops use to make their awesome signs. It creates a clean look without all the dust and mess and can be removed with windex. It won’t smear either.  I used the Artista Pro Earthy Set for the wall:

Chalk ink via liblueboo.com

 

I used the Chalk Ink to add a few of my favorite quotes:

 

Chalkboard quote via lilblueboo.com

I moved over Boo’s growth chart and made it a little more whimsical:

Chalkboard Growth Chart via lilblueboo.com

 

I added some artwork:

Non Smear Chalkboard Art via lilblueboo.com

 

It’s going to be a work in progress for a while…..but it will look so cool once the entire wall is finished.

Non-Messy Chalkboard Ink Wall via lilblueboo.com

 

Inspiration Quote Chalkboard Wall via lilblueboo.com

 

Source info:  You can purchase Chalk Ink markers from Chalk Ink directly here.

 

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