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?


  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.

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

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

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

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

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

  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!

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

  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!

    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!

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

  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

  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


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