One of the best ways to update your home for the seasons is to change out the wall decor. And since changing out said wall decor could easily be a quarterly project, I’m all for inexpensive solutions!
Enter the chalkboard. For as trendy as it has been this last decade, I see it still playing a lead roll in classic farmhouse home decor and for good reason.
The pop of black and infinite versatility make it a favorite among diy decorators.
Now comes the hard part, though, how to make the art look amazing and not like a second grader did it. (No offense second graders!)
Some of us are blessed with a steady hand and an artistic flair, sadly, I do not count myself among this talented group.
For me, it better be crazy simple or I am going to need to form of help.
Side note! One of the very first blog posts I wrote on She Holds Dearly was entitled “How to Write Anything on a Chalkboard” and I share a transfer method trick that works well. Oh wow, the photography is a tad bit embarrassing now.
Anyhoooo, I since have discovered an even better method for creating flawless chalkboard art, providing you like the designs.
Amy Howard created a line of re-useable mesh stencils that create incredible smudge- proof, highly detailed designs every time.
Simple Spring Chalkboard
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- Here are some cute chalkboards if you don’t have one on hand. Farmhouse sliding door, antique style, magnetic monthly style, vintage green.
- Now for the stenciling. Once you peel off the backing to your stencil you can position it exactly where you want it on your chalkboard.
- Next, you scoop up a little bit of the chalk paint and scrape it evenly over all the openings in the stencil. It has the consistency of cream cheese, so basically, if you can butter a bagel, you can do this project!
- If you get any of the ChalkArt paint anywhere that you don’t want it, just wipe it off with a damp rag.
- When you are all done adding the paint, just slowly peel back the stencil and let dry.
- You can wash off the stencil and re-use it many times over.
- Once you are tired of you current chalkboard design, simply remove with a damp cloth.
- You can watch an old Facebook Live I did to see the process in action.
I hope you are encouraged by this simple project for your spring home decor and please, take a moment to stop by my beautiful friend, Deb’s blog, Seeking Lavender Lane for another spring decor idea. I know you won’t be disappointed!!