Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Valentine's Day Chalkboard

Confession time, I've never decorated for Valentine's Day before. Shocking I know!  ;)

This year I decided to put in a pinch more effort and at least switch up my chalkboard to something a little bit romantic.




I've seen this Beetle's quote floating around pinterest for the last month or so, and then when I saw this desktop background I knew exactly what I wanted on my board.

Seeing as it was a nice and simple design I free-handed it. I just pulled my board down off the wall, worked with it flat on the beach and used a chalk pen. It's not perfect, but it's definitely good enough for me!



There are heaps of great tutorials out there if you're looking to do something a little more elaborate on your chalkboard. This one from Ella Clare shows you how to use grids to create your masterpiece and My Sweet Savannah has a great post about how she traces hers.

Tell me, are you planning on decorating for Valentine's Day or do you stick to the main holidays?





23 comments

  1. So cute! I'm not a big decorator for Valentine's Day either but my dining room table is painted with chalkboard paint and I have been considering drawings something cute on it. Thanks for stopping by the other day.

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    1. Oh I would love a chalkboard dining table Krystle!

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  2. looks fabulous! i can't believe you did it freehand! i shouldn't even try, mine would look atrocious!

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    1. Thanks Meg, the chalk pen made all the difference for me :)

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  3. I'm amazed you just free handed that! Looks awesome :o)

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  4. This is so cute! I have the worst handwriting and I am jealous of your freehand writing skills!

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    1. It was easier than it looks. I promise!

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  5. This is a GREAT idea. I have never decorated for Valentine's either. I kind of just skip over it, but this has inspired me to try :). Thanks for the idea...I can't wait to pretty-up my chalkboard!
    Amanda

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    1. Thanks Amanda, any excuse to decorate right!?

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  6. That looks just perfect! I need a large chalkboard ASAP :) I only do a bit of Valentines Day decorating but I'd love to do more- hearts are so fun to decorate with!

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    1. They are fun :) This chalkboard was just a big frame from the dollar store, I painted the chipboard backing in it with a couple of coats of chalkboard paint. Simple and cheap!

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  7. Love your chalkboard! I mostly stick to decorating for the main holidays with a few simple touches for the other holidays!

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  8. This is adorable! We have a giant chalkboard in our basement playroom, but I've wanted one (for me) in our kitchen for such a long time! Thanks for the inspiration - I love what you did with yours for V-day! Following you on Facebook, and are you on Google +?

    Cathy @ Lemon Tree Dwelling

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  9. Love this!! Love the fonts too! You should enter your photos from this project into Craftbaby's Hearts Craft Challenge :-) http://www.craftbaby.com/contests/43/those-tiny-toes-hearts-craft

    xo,
    Candie

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