Saturday, April 6, 2013

Restoration Hardware Inspired Chalkboards

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A few years ago I was flipping through a Restoration Hardware catalog I had just gotten in the mail and came across this photo:


I instantly fell in love with these chalkboards and wanted to make some!! 
It's taken me awhile, but I finally got around to doing that!

I mentioned on this post that I have been working like crazy trying to get my booth ready for a big one year anniversary sale the antique mall is putting together. I've been shopping, painting, stenciling, transferring images onto flour sack towels, staining breadboards, and making chalkboards!! When I get my booth setup for the big weekend, I'll be sure to share photos!!

Anyways, back to the chalkboards. Using the Restoration Hardware ones as my inspiration, I told my husband what I had in mind and he cut out a few varying sizes of boards from a piece of luan. 



I painted them with a few coats of chalkboard paint and ripped up strips of muslin and strung it through the holes at the tops of the boards.

I have noticed that chalkboards seem to sell better when they have things written or drawn on them, so I went over to the Graphics Fairy and looked for some fun steampunk images and starting drawing.

Here's how they all turned out!!




The old camera one is my favorite!


Also, here is a quick photo of the French Farmhouse inspired breadboards my husband cut out for me!!!

I can't wait to fill my booth with all these fun goodies!!!

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35 comments:

  1. Love them! and those breadboards are awesome!!!

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  2. They turned out so nice. I love them. The images look great. I bet they fly out of your booth. Have a great weekend!

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  3. Those should sell like hotcakes!

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  4. The chalkboards look cute! And I really really love the breadboards! I'm going to ask my husband ... ;-).

    Goedele

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  5. The chalkboards are adorable. Love the graphics too, I never knew you were such a good artist. Tell Nate to start cutting out more because you gonna need them. Dee from My Painted Stuff.

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  6. So neat! You're lucky to have a helper like that. I like your ladder, too.
    I'm visiting you today from Too Much Time. I hope you get a chance to stop by my blog and leave a comment and Link Up, too!
    ~ Megin of VMG206
    Medicine Cabinet Makeover

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  7. These are gorgeous! I have those little chalkboards from RH that I got on clearance. I love what you did with yours! So clever ;)
    Jamie @ somuchbetterwithage.com

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  8. Love them...and I never would have thought to cut out bread boards!! Great idea :)

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  9. I can see why you would want to make them... and yours turned out beautiful! I'm pinning. Little Bit from www.DecorateWithaLittleBit.com

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  10. They look great! I'd love if you'd link up to The DIY'ers. http://homecomingmn.blogspot.com/2013/04/the-diyers-and-more-curtains.html

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  11. Beautiful way to display them. I can envision a whole slew of them on a wall.

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  12. So cute and creative! Love a good knock off. Please come link up to Centerpiece Wednesday http://thestylesisters.blogspot.com/2013/04/centerpiece-wednesday-and-wrap-up.html and share this post with us! Karin

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  13. Your artwork is amazing!! I also love the items you chose to draw :)

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  14. and did you see that wee RH chair?
    HOW CUTE!

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  15. What a great idea! I hope you will share at our party! http://www.thevintagefarmhouse.com/2013/04/creative-things-thursday-link-party.html

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  16. What fun pieces. Love the chalkboards and I've always had a thing for old breadboards.
    Thanks for sharing. I don't think Im following you yet, so going up to do that right now.
    Please come visit me at PICKINandPAINTIN.blogspot.com
    Candy

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  17. I'm a new follower! Home by Ally sent me.

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  18. LOVE LOVE LOVE these! Pinning like crazy! Would love it if you would link this up to Give Me The Goods Monday: 1 Party, 5 Blogs! http://www.rainonatinroof.com/2013/04/give-me-goods-monday-3-link-party.html
    Jenna @ Rain on a Tin Roof

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  19. So so cute! I love them! Thank you so much for sharing!!
    jaime from Crafty Scrappy Happy

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  20. How cute! They look just like the inspiration!
    Visiting from Serenity Now...
    ~Kelly @ www.cornerofmain.com

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  21. LOOOOOVE these! Thank you so much for linking up at the party this week :) :) xx Liz Marie

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  22. Great project, Melissa!! I would love for you to share at my Tasty Thursdays linky party and GIVEAWAY. Going on until Sunday. Hope to see you there and spread the word!! Thanks, Nichi - The Mandatory Mooch
    http://www.mandatorymooch.blogspot.com/2013/04/tasty-thursdays-36-giveaway.html

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  23. How cute are these? great job, and love the shapes!!

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  24. Such a cute idea and I love the wooden latters! I would have never thought of that! I would love if you would share this over at our blog hop http://www.ablossominglife.com/2013/04/frugal-crafty-home-blog-hop-19.html

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  25. sweet chalkboards, I love the drawings on them! you're GOOD!

    gail
    ps catching you!

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  26. Hi! Loved these sooo much that I just had to feature them on my blog! The post will be live in the morning: http://rainonatinroof.com
    Jenna @ Rain on a Tin Roof

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  27. I am so stealing this idea. LOVE IT! Thank you for sharing and congratulations on your one year!

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  28. Hi Love the chalkboards and breadboards.
    What wood did you use for the breadboards, I would like my hubby to make me one.

    lovely

    martha

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  29. The chalkboards are amazing! Love the look of the shape and the drawings!

    Love,
    Chalky fingerprints in NE

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  30. The chalkboards are super cute and hubby did a great job on the cutting boards. I'm now following on GFC and Pinterest. I can't believe I wasn't already lol.

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  31. These are amazing! You have inspired me to make some!

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