Chalkboard is the English name for something we've known all along: the blackboard or school blackboard. It turns out that now this everyday item of school life has gone on to succeed in decorating homes, birthday and wedding parties, restaurant menus and wherever else you can imagine.
Basically, the chalkboard consists of a black background (which can be done in numerous ways, you will soon to follow) filled with phrases, messages, lyrics, music with only one detail: everything written by hand.
Another feature of chalkboards is that they can be permanent - made with paint - or editable, in which case chalk is used.
Do you want to get into that wave too? So check out the step-by-step on how to do chalkboard and creative suggestions to get inspired. Come on?
How to do chalkboard
Location and size of your chalkboard
First thing: Set where the chalkboard is going to be and the size it will take. If you are going to use it in home decorating, some suggestions for places are the home office - to help set deadlines, projects, and other work information - cooking, writing recipes, daytime menu, motivational phrases, family.
You can still place it in the children's room, there's no need to say that the chalkboard will be very well used and finally in the hallway or the wall of the room.
But if the idea is to use the chalkboard for wedding or birthday party decorations, the tip is to place it at the party reception with welcome phrases and the description of the event. The frame can also be used as a cake table panel, for example.
Once you set where it will stay, think about the size. Some chalkboards are quite small, the size of comics to hang on the wall. Others, however, can occupy the entire wall. There is also the charming option of making a chalkboard in the refrigerator.
Set the background
Location and size okay? So now decide what the background will look like. This involves the type of material that will be used and the color. As a rule, the colors most commonly used for chalkboards are black and dark green. But you can use the one that most match the decor style.
However, for the chalkboard to really look like a blackboard, the most interesting thing is to use a dark background.
The backgrounds can be made with ink or paper contact, those that are also known as paper slate. But attention: regardless of the type of background you choose it should always be matte.
The most suitable paint to make chalkboards are acrylic matte latex. One tip is to opt for the washable versions. If the intention is to use contact paper, simply apply it to the wall or other place of your preference.
Speaking of wall is good to remember that to make the chalkboard the wall should be smooth with no textures, cracks or any other kind of interference that can compromise the final appearance of the frame.
Choose how you will decorate it
After going through all the above steps, finally, the great time to decorate the chalkboard. You can choose what you want to write in it, here your imagination is in charge.
One tip is to look for types of font - letters - that most match the chalkboard proposal and train the calligraphy a lot so that the result is as expected.
If you want a permanent chalkboard to write in ink, but if you prefer an editable model use school chalk. From then on, just let your imagination lead you.
60 chalkboard decor ideas to inspire you
A modern, cool, easy, beautiful, fully customizable and cheap to make decoration. Adjectives do not lack for the chalkboard, which may be lacking are ideas of how to decorate yours. That's why we've selected chalkboard photos ready for you to get inspired. It's a more incredible idea than the other. Just take a look:
Picture 1 - Chalkboard for the office: along with the frame, trunk and hooks.
Picture 2 - In the entrance hall, the Chalkboard already gives an idea of what is to come inside the house
Picture 3 - And what about innovate a little bit and put the Chalkboard on the ceiling?
Picture 4 - Here, the Chalkboard was made at the pantry door listing common ingredients in the kitchen.
Picture 5 - That wall that was left unused in the house can gain a Chalkboard to change the whole environment.
Picture 6 - In the children's room, the Chalkboard is a screen to let creativity and imagination flow.
Image 7 - The Chalkboard does not only have to be written in white chalk, you can bet on other colors as well.
Image 8 - The Chalkboard of this wedding brings the name of everyone who participated in the official ceremony.
Picture 9 - Already in this other wedding, the Chalkboard reveals only the name of the engaged ones framed by colorful flowers.
Image 10 - Chalkboard at the entrance of the restaurant to sharpen customers' palate.
Image 11 - Drink recipe is available to everyone on the Chalkboard.
Picture 12 - Full menu on the wall of the restaurant made with Chalkboard.
Picture 13 - Calligraphy is important, but remember to caprichar in the figures of the Chalkboard.
Picture 14 - In frame format, this Chalkboard shows the menu on the table.
Picture 15 - A witty phrase to brighten the house.
Screenshot 16 - The Chalkboard here is really a blackboard
Image 17 - The Chalkboard welcomes the wedding party accompanied by a floral arrangement.
Image 18 - The Chalkboard is democratic: it matches any type of decoration.
Image 19 - Minis Chalkboards for the table.
Image 20 - Chalkboard to accompany the children's photo session.
Image 21 - Have you thought about making a cake inspired by the Chalkboard? Look what a cool result!
Image 22 - For events and places with a lot of traffic, the most advisable is to make the Chalkboard permanent with ink, this prevents it from being erased.
Picture 23 - In the barbecue area! Everything to see.
Picture 24 - An entire wall of Chalkboard.
Picture 25 - The dining room has won a relaxed Chalkboard that rejoices the whole environment.
Screenshot 26 - The Wi-Fi password can also be written to the Chalkboard.
Image 27 - A brief biography of the couple written on the Chalkboard.
Image 28 - The inspiration for this Chalkboard is ice cream.
Picture 29 - Draw what is missing in the decoration: very creative idea, no?
Image 30 - The hallway is a great place to house a Chalkboard, this one still uses photos to complete the decoration.
Picture 31 - In this dining room, the Chalkboard was prepared for Christmas.
Screenshot 32 - All menu options displayed in a relaxed way on the Chalkboard.
Screenshot 33 - All menu options displayed in a relaxed way on the Chalkboard.
Picture 34 - The red wall brings real frames, already the wall of the Chalkboard counts on the version of lie.
Picture 35 - A creative and humorous bar.
Image 36 - Here the Chalkboard was used to expose and present the seasonings.
Picture 37 - Chalkboard can be a mural to fix errands and other important things.
Screenshot 38 - The Chalkboard adds a special touch to the children's birthday party.
Screenshot 39 - What if the Chalkboard turns a calendar? A good option too.
Image 40 - Chalkboard with botanical inspiration to decorate the room.
Picture 41 - In the children's room, the Chalkboard was used to illustrate a scenario of the imagination.
Picture 42 - When the subject is Chalkboard there are no rules: you are free to create what you want.
Picture 43 - Tired of what is there on the Chalkboard? Just delete and write something else
Image 44 - Work schedule on the Chalkboard.
Image 45 - Daytime activities organized on the Chalkboard of the lobby.
Picture 46 - A corner dedicated only to the menu of the house.
Image 47 - A simple "hello" on the Chalkboard is enough to change the mood of the house.
Picture 48 - Here, the Chalkboard is the background for the racks.
Image 49 - Words that inspire you to a better day: use them on the Chalkboard.
Picture 50 - The black and white kitchen bet on a chalkboard to chill out.
Picture 51 - What the child likes most becomes Chalkboard theme.
Picture 52 - In the juvenile room, the Chalkboard helps to organize the school activities.
Image 53 - Chalkboard decorated with images and phrases.
Picture 54 - The Chalkboard leaves the environments more welcoming and inviting.
Picture 55 - Does not command very well in the drawing? Invite a friend who has mastered the technique to help create the Chalkboard.
Image 56 - The phrase "The Little Prince" written on the Chalkboard sets the tone for the party.
Image 57 - The smoother and more uniform the wall, the nicer the Chalkboard.
Image 58 - Do not have a whole wall to the Chalkboard? No problem, use the space you have.
Image 59 - Already here the idea was to take advantage of the closet to turn it into a Chalkboard.
Picture 60 - In that space of the house where you already tried everything and did not work, bet on a Chalkboard.