I am really getting into decorating our kitchen chalkboard lately, thanks to all the cute chalkboards on Pinterest. We made it ourselves a while back by putting some trim up on the wall and painting the enclosed area with chalkboard paint. It’s worked pretty well for us, though it really needs another coat of chalkboard soon! Knox likes to draw on it, though he has taken to drawing on the surrounding walls and household items with chalk, as well, so we are taking a little chalkboard break with him!
I saw this on Pinterest and knew I had to recreate it:
So I did! Here’s ours:
I love it, I think it’s so festive. One of the best tips I’ve read and tried is to dip the tip of your chalk in water before drawing with it- it creates a darker more concentrated line and looks much better. Also, if you can’t decide how to do your lettering, when in doubt, copy someone else! There is so much fun inspiration on Pinterest and around the blogosphere like these:
(I read her blog, too, and I love it!)
Are you guys into chalkboards right now like the rest of the world? Do you decorate yours or use it for practical things (like grocery lists)?