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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

My Chalkboard Obsession

I should really warn you.

 Let you know that every other post this month should be filled under the category of...

 "The Summer of all Things Chalkboard"!

You see, I have been busy whipping up creations involving chalk, chalkboards, or chalk labels around here this week! 

So far I'm up to FIVE DIFFERENT PROJECTS and counting!!

Remember that I shared my Thrifty Finds on Monday? And in that loot were 3 small vintage chalkboards?

I did some re-arranging on top of a cabinet in my office. I wanted a simpler look. 
I used a large vintage basket, some books, a vessel with interesting old branches, and one of those cute vintage chalkboards propped in front. 

I went to town with my beloved Chalk Marker.

 (What did I ever do before I found this?...)

 I used my chalk marker and free-handed a No. 19 and a laurel wreath design with our initial inside.
The number 19 is significant to us in two ways. We were married on the 19th of October, and our son was born 5 years later on the 19th of December.  

 I used a lid to create the circle, I just stopped tracing at the top and bottom. Then I filled in with leaves, and made a W in the middle.

 Simple and cute! This took me all of 5 minutes to create.


And it all started with these...

So if you love chalk, chalkboards, and chalk labels as much as I do, make sure to check in each day! 
You will be rewarded with more chalk project posts! 

Hope you have a fun day today! 
Make time to enjoy life! 

Thanks so much for stopping by!
xo
-Lisa

Linking to the following...
Saturday Nite Special link party via Funky Junk Interiors
French Country Cottage

vif187
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia 

24 comments:

  1. Love it! And, I love chalkboards and chalkboard markers!!

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    1. I am finding out that I'm not alone in my love for all things Chalkboard! :-) Yay! -I need to buy stock in the Chalk Markers!!!

      xo-Lisa

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  2. I love it! I say you can never have too many chalkboards :) I'm glad you found me-I'm now your newest follower!
    Susan

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    1. Thanks Susuan!! I'm so happy to have you!! :-)

      xo-Lisa

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  3. I'm right there with you when it comes to chalkboards! And chalkboard paint. And now I have to get me one of those chalkboard paint pens too!

    :)

    Linda

    (And I'm very impressed with your freehand skills!)

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    1. Linda,

      Good to know I'm not the only one with the addiction! ;-)

      And thank you, I don't have many talents, but I seem to be able to free hand different scripts for some reason. Maybe too much doodling in my notebook in class in HS, when I should have been paying attention?!!

      xo-Lisa

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  4. Cute, cute, cute. Love it. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

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    1. Thanks Marty! You are very kind to host TTT every week!

      Hope you are having a nice weekend!

      xo-Lisa

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  5. Great idea. Thanks for sharing. Glad you stopped by my blog.

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    1. Thank you, Linda! My pleasure! :-)

      xo-Lisa

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  6. Dang, girl!! You FREE-HANDED that gorgeous stuff?? I am so impressed! Thanks for sharing your brilliance with the rest of us stencil users! ;-)
    xo Heidi

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    1. Ha! Just lucky to have one skill! ;-) You are so sweet!

      Can't wait to see you at Haven!
      xo-Lisa

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  7. Great job, Lisa. I'm impressed with your free handing style.

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    1. Thanks Maggie! YOU are the one with talent!!

      xo-Lisa

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  8. I too have a mild obsession with chalk boards (the first step is admitting the problem)!

    You have a very steady hand to freehand that - it looks great!
    Kelly

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    1. I am probably gonna need help for my addiction...

      I am loving you vintage chalkboard that you stole from those nuns! I'm a little jealous.

      Hope you are having a good weekend!
      xo-Lisa

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  9. Wow your writing is impressive! My writing usually comes out looking like a hot mess :) Another chalkboard lover here!

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    1. Haha! Thank you!

      Maybe we should start some kind of support group for chalkboard addicts?!
      I bet we would have more members than we'd know what to do with!

      Thanks so much for stopping by!!
      xo-Lisa

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  10. Love it & you're very talented to do that free hand. Where did you get the chalk markers? I asked at Michaels recently and the woman looked at me like I was nuts! I found you blog through Funky Junk and would love if you stopped over at mine. I just posted about chalkboard plant markers that I made about a week ago.

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    1. I got it at Jo Ann's, and I bought the last white one they had.

      The same thing happened to me at Michaels!!! :-)

      I think they are available on Etsy too!

      Thanks for visiting!
      xo-Lisa

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  11. That looks great! If I had to freehand something like that it would look horrible. Love the wreath with the initial idea.

    visiting from Vintage Inspiration Friday : )

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    1. Thank you so much, Kathy!!

      I hope to see you here again soon!!

      xo-Lisa

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  12. This is really cute ... I love chalkboards!
    Francine

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  13. Lisa...you drew that laurel wreath??....it turned out great!...and what a great idea to create a "board" with a significant number with your monogram...I love it...Going to definitely Kopy Kat our idea!!...

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I love reading all of your thoughtful comments!