Sunday, July 20, 2014

DIY Faux Chalkboard Wall Art

I have finally started decorating my dining room walls, and like always, I wanted to add a personal touch!  I love the idea of chalkboard wall art, but I wanted something a little easier to clean and maintain.  So, I decided to create a faux chalkboard!  Let me tell you how!

Supplies needed:
  • Black Posterboard
  • White Paint Pen
  • Picture Frame

I started the project out by searching for kitchen/dining room/home-related quotes that I might have wanted to use.  I also looked at chalkboard wall art pictures on pinterest and google to get inspiration for the types of fonts I wanted to use and the different ways words could be arranged on my poster board.

I cut the black posterboard down to size so that it would fit within the frame.  

Then, I freehanded everything onto the black posterboard.  If you are uncomfortable with the thought of free-handing your letters, you could definitely lightly pencil the words in, then trace with the white paint pen.  However, I believe the little mistakes you make while free-handing add character to your piece of wall art and make it unique!  So don't be afraid to attempt this without drafting it with a pencil first.

Once I was finished, I popped the posterboard into the frame and...voila!

This is what my finished product looks like:

...And this is what it looks like in my dining room:

The fun thing about this project is that the words and style you use are totally up to you!  Looking at chalkboard wall art pictures gave me a lot of inspiration for this project and I definitely recommend looking at different pictures to get an idea of what you want your piece to look like.  This was a quick and inexpensive project to add a little personal touch to my dining area.  I hope you try this project and would love to see pictures if you do!
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