Personalized DIY Chalkboard

My nephew’s birthday is coming up soon.  Being a mom to two girls, I’m a little clueless when it comes to boys.  However, we’ve had a piece of chipboard from furniture packaging just sitting around waiting for a DIY idea.  I decided to make my nephew a personalized chalkboard for his birthday.
Recycled chipboard (Could also be directly applied to smooth walls with taping off a blackboard shape.)
Decor Art Americana Chalkboard Paint
Gorilla Glue tape – Handy 1″ Roll
Vinyl decals
Chalk and eraser
I found that using an Xacto knife to remove intricate parts of the vinyl design is more helpful than using a fingernail. 
I purchased the bike and LD Survivor font from the Silhouette online store.

See the full tutorial at the DIY Club!


THIS JUST IN – Miranda from Just Drink Coke is hosting a new linky party called 
“The Reality Collection”!  With the popularity of reality tv, she is hosting a party about real life – your beautiful mess.  Like she says, it happens to the best of us. It happens to all of us.  So share your beautiful mess – you don’t have to spend a lot of time making it like you do with DIY, it’s probably already made.  She’s right. 

My pictures above are close ups but below is me zooming out. I displayed the chalkboard on the dining room wall for photo purposes. I am more of an “organized messer”. This my beautiful mess. The others are ugly messes not meant for blog friends’ eyes! Trust me. You’d be scared.  

Do you do this too – zoom the unwanted things out of your ‘after’ shots? 

Share your reality at 

Just Drink a Coke.


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