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Monday, 29 October 2012

I did something on my giant chalkboard that is neither terrible nor embarrassing

The great thing about this whole chalkboard paint trend and having big chalkboards all around your house is that it theoretically makes it really easy to do big impact decorating that changes with the seasons, or whenever you want, and that everyone loves.

This is assuming that most people have fairly decent chalkboarding skills. I've shown you before that, um, I do not.

I've thought about just leaving the darn thing blank, cause that's a look too, but I decided to jump back in and blatantly knock-off Pottery Barn instead.

I've seen this chalkboard style around all over the place lately, so I guess I'm not alone! I think I'm more knocking off the knock-off-ers at this point, rather than the Pottery Barn original, I've seen it done so many times.

So let's not call it a knock-off. Let's call it a new classic, shall we?

I love it. It's striking, totally Halloweeny, fun, and village idiot do-able too.

Maybe I have some chalkboarding skills, after all. I just need to find the right idea to blantantly steal! Things become new classics for a reason, after all.

P.S. I am going to get around to re-finishing that desk sometime, I promise. For real. Probably.

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Decora Adora said...

I lonely Hallowen draw in. The black orad

Melissa@TheHappierHomemaker said...

Love it Courtenay! I need to make a chalkboard so I can try my hand at Chalkboard art too!

Inspire Me Heather said...

That's cool but I like terrible and embarrassing!

Cathy said...

Great job.....but I do like terrible and embarrassing also....

Leslie @ Farm Fresh Fun said...

Wow, this post was soooo me! I checked out the "bottom" shaped pumpkin and thought it, cute banner and your other posts were great too. I'm seriously chalkboard challenged but since I do have a third grader and Kindergartener, my critics are kind. I'll be copying your classic next year and have pinned you to remember! My only easy tip is to try out the chalkboard paint markers. They make it even more fun (or at least more eye catching)! ;-)
ps - I'm following you now too

Jeanette @ This Dusty House said...

I know exactly how you feel! I have no chalkboard skillz either, and I get super jealous of people who can actually write letters and make them look pretty. In chalk.

You did a great job! It's cute, even if it is someone else's idea!