Chalkboard

I have seen some cool chalkboards.

I want mine to be cool too,

so I printed myself a little cheat sheet:

I tried to reproduce the different fonts, as good as I could :)

It turned out much better than my normal handwriting!

The bunnies like it.

Do you have any secrets for writing on your chalkboard?

Share them with me, please.

If you don’t have a chalkboard,

I recommend one.

Sharing here”

Savvy Southern Style

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  1. 1
    Gina says:

    Would you believe I don’t have a chalkboard? I don’t know why either, because I have the paint. I just never made one. I guess I better add that project to the list! Your chalkboard looks great & you did an excellent job reproducing the different fonts.
    Gina recently posted..Easter is Springing Up All Around

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    karin says:

    I love your handwriting…I still have a hard time not looking like a child wrote it…:) The chalkboard and the whole setting is wonderful.
    Hugs to you,
    Karin

  3. 3
    Susan says:

    I don’t own a chalkboard, either! I don’t know where I would put one!

    I love your Peter Cottontail saying, and the fonts are lovely!
    Susan recently posted..Spring Break

  4. 4

    Have you ever tried the chalkboard markers?! They are pretty good & a little bit easier to write with! I will tell you though, they are a little harder to wipe off as well! I usually have to use a magic clean eraser to get the chalkboard clean after I use them!

    Anyway…..your chalkboard looks fabulous & I think you did a great job writing on it!! I definitely LOVE the saying you used!!
    Tonya @ Love of Family & Home recently posted..Spring Mantel 2012

  5. 5

    i’m a little addicted to chalkboards as well….i use them a lot and have them interjected here and there in many of my displays. I have a big one that have a post going up about (probably going up tomorrow) No tips from me other than play with it…then erase….play some more…erase…..erase…erase until you get something you like. And then play some more! xo

    http://www.NorthernCottage.net
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  6. 6

    How smart! I took a picture of a Chalkboard with my iPhone at a restaurant one day, so I could try to replicate the handwriting! I love the way yours looks…so perfect!

    Jessica @ Mom 4 Real
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  7. 7
    Pamela says:

    Debbie that turned out great! Now what is the trick to doing the differ fonts?
    Pamela recently posted..Spring Mantle

  8. 8

    I LOVE my chalkboard, what a great idea! Yours looks perfect for spring!
    Pam {simple details} recently posted..party plans, opinion and painting

  9. 9
    cassie says:

    your writing looks awesome! i love it!
    cassie recently posted..Emmy’s Woodland Room: The Reveal

  10. 10

    I love your chalkboard and your beautifully done message. I really need a chalkboard!
    Pat@Back Porch Musings recently posted..~Lets Dish~

  11. 11
    Becca says:

    LOVE it, friend! You did a fabulous job with the fonts … perfect saying for this time of year, too! And, YES, you know I love me some chalkboards. :)

  12. 12

    Oh yes I have chalkboards and…I go crazy with chalkboard paint! Yours is very cute!!
    Jan @SouthernJunkin’ recently posted..Made in the USA…Toys

  13. 13
    Linda@Coastal Charm says:

    This is just too CUTE!!! The only tip that I would like to share is…don’t use the chalk pins…I had one and every chalkboard that I used it on had to be re-painted:(

    Blessings,
    Linda

  14. 14

    I am impressed with your writing it looks great! I swear anytime I write on our chalkboard platter I try 3 times and it still looks like I am in 3rd grade. Oh well I guess that is part of the fun.
    Jordan@the2seasons recently posted..What A Dutch Treat!!!

  15. 15

    Love your fonts and how you wrote on your board. I have one in my kitchen and my girls have always done all the writing and drawing on it as they were growing up. They no longer live at home, but when my youngest comes home for Spring break she will have to update it to say Happy Spring. Right now it still says Happy New year with an illustration she drew.
    Diane@InMyOwnStyle recently posted..How To Make a Chevron Chalkboard Photo Frame

  16. 16
    jenni says:

    everything looks beautiful! I luv the chalkboard!

  17. 17
    Olivia says:

    You are absolutely right! I love the chalkboard in our kitchen. It counts down days to vacations, etc. and reminds us of important things, but my very favorite font is the one my kids use when they write on the board. My daughter has a great 13 year old modern slant to her printing and it just makes me smile when I see it. And you did a great job, your board and table are wonderful!

  18. 18
    Pam says:

    Your writing looks great! I have a hard time getting the size of the writing correct. For some reason I can’t transfer from my paper to that large of a piece and it gets all wonky by the time I get to the right side.
    Pam recently posted..On Top Of The World

  19. 19
    Martina says:

    Debbie your chalkboard looks great! The whole room looks beautiful!!
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  20. 20
    Jill says:

    That looks great! Mine just has a bunch of list on it! :(
    Jill recently posted..Graphite Desk

  21. 21

    Lovely! your handwriting is wonderful!! Gotta put one up!! :)
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  22. 22
    Bliss says:

    How’d you get it on the chalkboard? And don’t say with chalk!

    ~Bliss~
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  23. 23
    Rebecca says:

    I LOVE this. You know I’m a fan of a good chalkboard! ; ) Love this idea! Love, Me http://www.youaretalkingtoomuch.com

  24. 24
    debbie says:

    I love this Debbie. I have no secrets…well yes I do, I have used stencils LOL. This is so cute. Hey I am starting to feel at home now, getting use to it, and starting to resurface a bit out there.

  25. 25

    Debbie,
    My secret was being raised in a strict Irish Catholic family…get it perfect or do it over! :/ { I don’t recommend this method!] I have a huge chalk board in our dining room. On holidays I let the little ones write out the messages and/or menu. I adore your Easter decor and table. So much attention to detail and festive. How can anyone enter that room and not smile?!
    Happy Spring, my friend.
    Deborah
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  26. 26
    Paula says:

    Using diffferent fonts makes your handwriting so much more interesting. I love how this looks on your wall. I have my dad’s onld blackboard that I used as a child that’s the easel type. I like putting it out for parties with the menu posted or a greeting.
    Paula recently posted..Make Your Own Easter Cards Using Cookie Cutters

  27. 27
    Carolyn says:

    Now that is really cute! I think you accomplished your goal — very COOL! I’m a new follower – so glad I visited from Savvy Southern Style :)

    Carolyn
    {my simple messterpiece}
    Carolyn recently posted..Easy & Inexpensive Cornice

  28. 28

    Just made my firs chalkboard, but my four year old appropriated it, so I think I’ll have chalk dust all over for a little while:)
    Jessica @ Stay at Home-ista recently posted..Getting a Handle on Manuals

  29. 29

    Love your fancy chalkboard. Mine is sloppy and doesn’t carry cute messages. Just lots of reminders glaring down at me in the kitchen … and whenever I use the powder room. You know like “Pay Bills” and take so and so to the ortho … and call the tax man!

    :)

    Linda
    Linda @ it all started with paint recently posted..betty or veronica?

  30. 30
    jenna says:

    I have one in my diningroom and love it…sometimes I use stencils and different size chalk (sidewalk chalk)
    The chalk pens are really hard to erase…but the colors are great. Target has a glitter chalk in the kid’s art section…It makes me smile when I walk by :-)

  31. 31

    I have no tips to share but I really like the font you used on your picture…Writing on your chalkboard. What font is that?

  32. 32
    Jana says:

    You know, I don’t have a chalkboard yet although I’m seeing lots of them lately. I really should make one soon. Yours looks great and love all the fonts that you did.
    Jana recently posted..Copper bed warmer~before & after

  33. 33

    Oh, too cute, Debbie!! i love the galvanized tin on your table, too– happy Friday!

  34. 34

    That’s adorable! What a beautiful table as well – I’m being inspired for Easter dinner!
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  35. 35
    Diane says:

    LOVE your chalkboard! You did a great job with all the fonts! I’ve got a few chalkboards around the house. I like to use colored chalk when posting a picture or message. My favorite one I have is by my front door…It’s great for leaving and getting messages!

  36. 36
    Helen says:

    Debbie, your chalkboard writing looks more real than the writing you copied. Love it. I think it is difficult to write on one. I think they are a fun way to show excitement over an occasion that is up coming. Like the “Dream Trip” a couple of years ago.
    Helen recently posted..Shopping For New Easter Decorations

  37. 37
    Ann says:

    I don’t have a chalkboard but I want one REALLY bad. I love your frame. I am pinning this and hopefully will have time this summer to whip one up!
    Ann recently posted..Giveaway at Miss Mustard Seed

  38. 38
    Lorrie says:

    Wish I had some to share, but thank you for sharing yours, I never thought of doing that…looks wonderful, and so does your table!

  39. 39

    Oh, I’m so impressed! It looks great. I will be trying this!
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