Fun With Chalkboards

I’ve always had a thing for rustic charm or what some might call shabby chic. There’s so many ways to describe it, but you know what I mean, right? The fun, pretty, yet kind of random stuff that’s popular at weddings today. Stuff like vintage furniture and mason jars, stuff like…let’s say, chalkboards!

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Chalkboards are one of the things on my to do list I’ve been most excited about. It’s a project I wanted to undertake long before the wedding—who doesn’t want a chalkboard in their kitchen (hello, for recipes, grocery list, or just general commentary!), and all along, I never knew the wide variety of uses for chalkboards at weddings. Such uses as:

Displaying the menu:

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Taking the place of escort cards:

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For Table Numbers (this is DIY, BTW. Check out the source for more info):

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Directions:

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Random decor awesomeness:

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And the most obvious use – photobooth props for messages from your guests:

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Well, during my many trips to AC Moore for Save the Date supplies, I tried picking up a few things on my big to do list. I searched the aisles for spray paint that turns any surface into a chalkboard. Am I crazy? Did this stuff really exist?

Yes, it does and it’s only $6.99.

Breaking from my other big project, I tore apart an old frame. I pulled the center piece out and walked outside. I shook the bottle, skimmed the directions, and started spraying. I guess I should note that I laid the wooden piece from the frame in the grass first.

Would you know this is the easiest project ever?

  • Spray on one coat

  • Spray on another coat

  • Let the board dry

  • Volia! It’s a chalkboard

It was really that easy!

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Are you using chalkboards at your wedding? Have you considered making them?

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Mrs. Brooch

Location:
Arlington, VA
Wedding Date:
April 2011

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    Lia, Guest @ 7:13 pm

    I thought this may interest you! This is a wonderful tutorial for creating perfect lettering on a chalkboard! http://www.thelittleapartment.com/2010/09/how-to-create-perfect-chalkboard-every.html

    I can’t wait to see what you do with these!

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    LoveBoma 28 posts, Newbee @ 11:17 am

    Love chalkboards! I just launched an Etsy store called Love, Boma where I am selling customized chalkboards in beautiful decorative frames. Check them out at http://www.etsy.com/shop/LoveBoma

    Thanks!

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    amberolar 116 posts, Blushing bee @ 11:25 am

    Love the chalkboards! I found a couple that I love at http://roxyheartvintage. Check it out!

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