so, we needed a little artwork in our guest room. i was inspired by a photo of a big old chalkboard above a bed with a chalk drawing of cute little bird on a limb welcoming the guests. sounds like a perfect weekend project to me!
turns out, we had a tough time finding a chalkboard the right size. so, we went to lowes and got some hardboard (really thin, smooth wood) and chalkboard paint. then we bought a "rustic" barn looking frame at hobby lobby. we had some left over white interior paint from painting our coffee table for the frame.
so, my truly incredible husband (i had to leave town right in the middle of this and we had guests coming!) did the rest. and look how great it is! if we weren't renting, i'd do a whole wall in chalkboard paint!
instead of a bird, i felt like a friendly helicopter (inspired by this!) would be the perfect welcome for our guests.
detail shots and some cool chalkboard walls if you click through!
design sponge chalkboard goodness!
image above (here)
and from here this great kid's room!