Chalkboard Wall and Writing!

I am really loving chalkboards these days. I decided to paint this small wall in the kitchen with chalkboard paint so I would have a fun place to have my chalkboard writing and it also gave me an extra spot for some Holiday/ special occasions decor.

Remember THIS post I did a few weeks ago about how to fake chalkboard writing!!!
That’s exactly what I did!
Here is how my wall started out
Then painted it one night after kids where all in bed and waiting until the next day to start chalking!
I came up with an image using my silhouette software. Which I don’t like using silhouette for this type of thing because it always takes me FOREVER to finish my image.
I am WAY faster in photoshop but I had a few clip art things that I could only use in silhouette, that’s why I used the silhouette software this time!
Using the projector just like I had in the other post 
and used these chalkboard pens I got started.
It only took me about 30 minutes to chalk up the whole image.
I found my white chalkboard pens at a VERY VERY cute store 
in downtown Main street in Mesa called Design Lab by DDG 
166 W. Main St. Ste 102 Mesa, Az 85201
If you have not been in to check out this store its a must see!
Here are a few close ups of my wall
After the birthday party I will chalk up a cute fall quote.
If you don’t have a chalk board wall you need to!
I painted the whole thing in less then an hour and used only half my paint.
I know everyone will enjoy this in your house!
What do you think?

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    Katie Smith
    October 18, 2012 at 11:59 pm

    I LOVE it! I so badly want to do this one day!Looks great!

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    Audrey @ the audzipan anthology
    October 19, 2012 at 3:13 am

    Love it! FYI, I have used those chalk markers on a wooden sign that I had previously painted with chalkboard paint, and it didn’t come off when I was ready for a change. I had to repaint my whole sign. Those markers do work wonderfully on chalkboard vinyl, though. I haven’t tried it on a real chalkboard and am interested to see how it does on your wall.

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    October 19, 2012 at 7:06 pm

    this is fantastic! Im obsessed with going my own chalkboad atm! x


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    Jennifer Berry
    October 19, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    I think you forgot a letter in your Thursday menu item…haha!

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    Betsy @ Anna Nimmity
    October 20, 2012 at 2:25 am

    It looks great!

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    November 26, 2012 at 9:18 am

    I think I need to put a chalkboard on my condo in Philippines kitchen so that I can’t forget my daily diet ingredients. Thanks for this, you gave me such a great idea! 🙂

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    January 8, 2013 at 4:10 am

    So curious to know if the chalk ink came off the wall easily as I have also heard that they do not. Did they wipe away easily?

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    March 11, 2013 at 5:12 am

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