It’s Always Black & White – Or Is It?

I will be the first to admit that I follow waaaaay more blogs than I can ever keep up with. My RSS Reader consistently shows over 1000 items needing to be read, no matter how many I might read here and there (I’m thinking it must max out at over 1000). But, I know that going through and unsubscribing will take more time than I want to give it…lol. I do LOVE Google Reader’s search function though, it really helps me find information on a subject from many sources that I like, quickly. For today’s post, I thought, “It would be really fun to pull together lots of ideas for chalkboards!” I love the chalkboard look on just about anything and these days it can be put on….just about anything. Here are a few of my favorite ideas I found:

Speech bubbles for a birthday party photoshoot by Elle Belle:

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I love the Nester and she shared these chalkboard rocks from Potterybarn (in her Potterybarn Hacks for Fall post):

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Nester also shared this chalkboard globe (love!). I couldn’t find directions for the globe, but I’m thinking spray with chalkboard spray paint, use a die-cut (think cutting files for a personal cutter) to trace the map….might work?:

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Centsational Girl has instructions for how she created this CUTE chalkboard:

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Outdoor Chalkboard on Angry Chicken (via CraftyCrow):

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Thrifty Decor Chick shows step-by-steps for creating some fun and extremely inexpensive labels (and if you used to be a paper scrapper, you can even use your fun edged scissors 😉 ):

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Stampin’ Up has these really cute chalkboard labels (I think I need to order some but the product description online doesn’t give dimensions or quantity, if you know, please leave a comment) :

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How fun is this at Apartment Therapy?:

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I also did a quick search in Etsy to see what fun chalkboard finds there were (I just couldn’t resist), here are a few fun things:

Some really fun upcycled jars:

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LOVE this upcycled piece of chalkboard art:

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This is fun chalkboard artjournal:

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I can see some teenagers having almost too much fun with these colored chalkboard speech bubbles and portable banner (bubbles are also sold separate from the banner):

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Modern June has been on The Daily Digi before, but I LOVE her stuff and can’t choose just ONE chalk cloth product, so be sure to check them all out:

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Last, Martha Stewart tells us how to make chalk paint in any color (using supplies found in your hardware store):

imageHappy Sunday!!