diy chalkboard quote

DIY Chalkboard Sign

Those of you who are hardcore Lovely Indeed readers might remember our engagement shots from waaaay back in the day! Well, the bathroom in our new apartment needed a little something on the walls, so I dug out the chalkboard that we used in our photos and put something new on it.

I dug through my Pinterest board of quotes, searching for something cool that might be inspiring to look at every morning. Now, I’m neither an artist nor a calligrapher, but I decided to excuse myself for my inadequacies and just let it happen! I wanted really saturated colors for the board, so instead of plain chalk I used soft pastel sticks. And the awesome thing about it was that they’re really forgiving and erase easily (and I definitely did a lot of erasing).

DIY Chalkboard Quote

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The only tip I have for a DIY like this one is to sketch lightly first and have a slightly damp rag ready to correct any mistakes. Once you’re happy with the design, go over it with a heavier hand to darken it up.

I kind of love how it turned out! And it’s a pretty good reminder to look at while I’m brushing my teeth every morning. xoxo

DIY Chalkboard Sign

DIY Chalkboard Sign

  1. Thanks for sharing this. I love the fact you reused something from your engagement shoot. The lettering is ace and that quote made my day.

    Great post and look forward to reading more!

    x Elena @ Randomly Happy

    • chelsea on said:

      Thank you Elena! That quote always gets me going, too.

  2. Your engagement photos are just so lovely! Never have i loved the color yellow on someone as much as I do on you!

    Creepy comment? I hope not LOL (:

    • chelsea on said:

      Haha! Thanks, Stef! And not creepy at all. 😉

  3. Elaine Costa on said:

    ha! I love the heck out of this!!

    • chelsea on said:

      Haha! Well played, Madre.

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