Aug15 Say yes to chalkboard. 2012

Earlier we shared some serious inspiration for chalkboard art and now we’re back with some of our favorite ideas for incorporating it into your home. Our best tips and tricks:

1. Start small. If you’re not fully committed to say, painting a whole wall with chalkboard paint, try starting with just a frame or a piece of furniture. Find a unique frame with a solid backing at a thrift store, remove the glass, and paint the backing with chalkboard paint. Or, take a wood table or cabinet and paint the top or doors. All the fun, no commitment. Now I sound like a man!

2. Be bold. The combination of huge chalkboard art on the walls with the bright colored accents really makes the look pop. These pieces of art can be created by taping off rectangular sections on the wall and painting the middle with chalkboard paint.

3. Score something vintage. This vintage schoolhouse chalkboard is a gorgeous addition to the entry way, or in any other room.

4. Dive in. Afraid of nothing? Just go for the gold and paint the whole wall. We especially love this look for the kitchen. The practical uses are endless.

5. Take it outside. Still not convinced chalk art needs to make a cameo in your home? Try it outside! Could be a fun addition to a backyard BBQ or front porch entrance.

6. Details, details. Think of other fun uses for chalk art, like place settings and labels. If it can be painted, it’s fair game.

7. Get seasonal. One of best things about chalkboard paint is that you can always swap the art out. That frame that usually hold yours grocery list, or the wall that normally has your favorite line from a poem? Turn it into a perfect place for holiday cheer. So much easier than putting together an artificial Christmas tree. Seriously.

Images Sources:

1. Crush Cul de Sac & 79 Ideas / 2. Unknown via Pinterest / 3. Hinge Design Studio / 4. My Paradissi  / 5. What Katie Ate / 6. That Inspirational Girl & Annaleenas Hem / 7. Unknown via Pinterest

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