Simple Spring Chalkboard

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Before we get started, I want to thank my friend, Jen from Noting Grace for hosting this I DIY-ed That blog hop and welcome you if you are visiting from The Homemaking Mama!

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.

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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.

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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.

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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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All you need is the stencil of your choice, a tiny pot of chalkart paint and a little scraper tool.

  • Here are some cute chalkboards if you don’t have one on hand. Farmhouse sliding door, antique style, magnetic monthly stylevintage 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.
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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!!

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  1. March 19, 2019 / 4:42 AM

    Sarah – This is so lovely! I love this tutorial so much! What a great idea to bring spring in with diy artwork you can be proud of!

    • Sarah | She Holds Dearly
      March 25, 2019 / 6:19 PM

      Oh thank you, Jen! You are such a sweetheart.

  2. March 19, 2019 / 7:05 AM

    Love it Sarah! I also used A Maker’s studio products for my spring project : )

    • Sarah | She Holds Dearly
      March 25, 2019 / 6:20 PM

      That’s awesome, I love what you did! So talented, my friend!

  3. Bree
    March 19, 2019 / 6:53 PM

    This is beautiful and a great tutorial! I love that bunny lamp too 🙂

    • Sarah | She Holds Dearly
      March 25, 2019 / 6:21 PM

      Aww, thank you, Bree. That lamp is from Home Depot about 17 years ago. Can you believe it? I changed it to look like concrete last year for Easter.

  4. March 19, 2019 / 8:57 PM

    I definitely need the stencil…my skills might be on more of a kindergarten level! HA! Thanks for this great tutorial for those of us that are a bit more challenged in the art department. Your board is beautiful!

    • Sarah | She Holds Dearly
      March 25, 2019 / 6:22 PM

      Haha, Kelly, you are the best! So humble. Don’t you just love finding products that make us look better??

  5. March 20, 2019 / 9:50 AM

    I definitely need to try this! I love chalkboards, but am lacking in the handlettering department, too!

    • Sarah | She Holds Dearly
      March 25, 2019 / 6:23 PM

      It’s so easy, Jordan! You will love these stencils.

  6. March 21, 2019 / 10:02 AM

    I will be trying this! Love how you’ve styled it as well.
    So happy to be a part of this wonderful group.

    • Sarah | She Holds Dearly
      March 25, 2019 / 6:23 PM

      Thank you, Karan, you are always so good to me. xoxo

  7. March 21, 2019 / 3:26 PM

    This is gorgeous! I can’t believe you did this. I definitely need to try this out. Thanks for all the tips and tricks.

    • Sarah | She Holds Dearly
      March 25, 2019 / 6:25 PM

      Thank you, Taylor, it wasn’t hard at all. And so fast!! I hope you get to try one of these stencils soon. xoxo

    • Sarah | She Holds Dearly
      May 17, 2019 / 10:48 PM

      Thank you, my friend!

  8. August 3, 2019 / 11:20 AM

    I’m a Maker Boss too! Love your creation.

    • Sarah | She Holds Dearly
      October 31, 2019 / 10:07 PM

      Good for you, thank you for your encouragement!!

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