Nov 6, 2014

Rustic Industrial Chalkboard {and how my daughter was jipped of it on her birthday}

Affiliated links are contained within this post.

Confession time: I am extremely attracted to chalkboards. My chalkboard collection continues to grow and I don't think that will stop anytime soon.

Can you blame me? Who doesn't love chalkboards, right?

They're awesome. They're classic. They're useful. Their text can be easily changed with a swipe. Need I go on?

I'm also into touches of rustic and industrial in the home. Remember my Rustic Kitchen Sign and Rustic Coat Rack? That's evidence, people. Evidence that I'm on a rustic roll!

This fabulous RUSTIC INDUSTRIAL CHALKBOARD first made it's appearance in my Hanging Gold Leaves Art Fall Decor, but I wanted to show this little beauty in a post all of it's own because it's totally worthy of it, if I do say so myself.

The story of this chalkboard started with a birthday party. My daughter's birthday party to be exact. It was the first time we were hosting it in our house and since it was outdoors I thought it would be great to have a giant chalkboard for all the kids to doodle on.

All materials were bought with the said birthday party in mind.

All labor, all screw ups, all re-do's were a labor of love because I had to have a chalkboard for my daughter's birthday party.

Pretty awesome Mom, right? Don't answer. Just keep reading.

Well, the final product was finally finished and I stared at it long and hard. I admired it, I petted it, I scribbled on it just to test it out, you know.

It was at that moment I knew I could never let little hands touch this chalkboard. I know that sounds awful. I fell in love with it and its purpose changed just like that. It would no longer be used outdoors but stay indoors where it would stay nice and pretty. 

Apparently, I didn't have to have a chalkboard for my daughter's birthday party.

Just some sidewalk chalk and a sidewalk.

You can go ahead and answer the awesome Mom question now.

The kids had a blast though. Although, I did send them home covered in chalk dust so I'm sure parents just loved me that day.

Moving right along....

I actually don't have a step by step tutorial for you guys because I got way ahead of myself while putting it together and taking pictures was the last thing on my mind.

However, Liz from Love Grows Wild has a great one here. Perhaps I should have looked through her tutorial first and I wouldn't have used the wrong brackets for the straight cuts! It's okay though. I'm still quite smitten by this chalkboard!

But I do have a list of all items I used to put this baby together!


What You Need To Make A Rustic Industrial Chalkboard

1. Two 1 x 3 boards (each board is 10 feet long)

2. MDF board in whatever size you like (mine is 2 x 5)

3. Chalkboard Spray Paint (or you can just buy the mdf chalkboard that's ready to go)

4. Wood stain (I used my favorite, Dark Walnut)

5. Four L brackets (as you can see I used L brackets when I should have used the straight ones since my cuts are straight...oops!!)

6. Liquid Nails (I used the liquid nails to glue my 1 x 3's to my board before screwing them in with the brackets, that way they wouldn't move around on me)

7. Screws


And here it is welcoming Autumn into our home!



I love these brackets (even if they are the wrong ones)! You can also age these brackets with a torch if you want a more worn out look! You can see how Liz did that here.



My favorite thing about this DIY chalkboard is its size! It's big enough to make a statement and goes perfectly in what used to be an awkward corner.


I can't wait to change it up with the seasons! Although, I really need to work on my chalkboard art! 

Are you into chalkboards in home decor? What about giant ones like this one?


Thanks for stopping by! You can follow Restoration Beauty on Bloglovin,FacebookPinterestInstagram and Twitter and always be updated on all the fabulous that goes on around here!


post signature

Will be partying here: MONDAY: I Should Be Mopping The Floor, Dwelling In Happiness. TUESDAY: Coastal CharmNot Just A HousewifeBlooming HomesteadClean and Scentsible, Love Grows WildJust A Girl And Her Blog  WEDNESDAY: The Happy HousieMy Girlish Whims,Ginger Snap CraftsHouse by Hoff . THURSDAY: House of Hepworths, Saving 4 Six, The Shabby Creek Cottage, Somewhat Simple. FRIDAY: Dear CreativesThe Best Blog RecipesThe Golden SycamoreChic On A Shoestring, Six Sisters Stuff, Liz Marie Blog, Tatertots & Jello The Pin Junkie, Making Home Base. SATURDAY: Reasons To Skip The Housework, The Girl Creative. SUNDAY:  Life On Lakeshore Drive, Soho SonnetCarrie This Home

11 comments:

Christine Vandormolen said...

super cute!!!!

Tanya Runkle said...

This is beautiful Selene!!

xoxo

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

I know I've told you before, but I LOVE your chalkboard! The size is my favorite part! I'm definitely leaning more towards rustic in my home too. I think in our busy world, it makes me think of simpler times or something. :) You did a great job on this chalkboard and you know what? I don't blame you one bit for not using it at Lily's b-day party. No sense in taking a chance on Miss Pretty Chalkboard getting messed up. :)

Selene @ Restoration Beauty said...

Thanks, Christine!!

Selene @ Restoration Beauty said...

Thank you, Tanya! I'm glad I chose to keep this beauty indoors!

Selene @ Restoration Beauty said...

Thanks, Lisa! I knew you'd understand!

Fangyaya said...

fangyanting20151023
woolrich outlet
michael kors handbags
tiffany and co jewelry
true religion jeans
polo ralph lauren
ralph lauren
cheap jordans
beats headphones
cheap nfl jerseys
soccer jerseys
coach outlet online
michael kors outlet store
barbour coats
toms shoes
ray ban sunglasses
the north face uk
coach outlet
north face jackets
prada shoes
the north face jackets
christian louboutin uk
canada goose jackets
ugg boots
chanel handbags
hermes bags

John said...

ed hardy clothing
longchamp handbags
louis vuitton
louis vuitton outlet stores
gucci shoes
jeremy scott shoes
michael kors outlet online
michael kors outlet clearance
ray ban wayfarer
coach factorty outlet
supra shoes
ralph lauren polo
michael kors
ghd hair straighteners
louis vuitton outlet online
michael kors outlet
jordans for sale
air jordans
coach factorty outlet
jordan 3
abercrombie outlet
michael kors uk
ray bans
hollister outlet
coach outlet
lebron james shoes
toms
nike running shoes
coach outlet store online
hollister clothing
lebron james shoes
hollister uk
uggs on sale
uggs outlet
uggs outlet
louis vuitton handbags
michael kors handbags
christian louboutin outlet
fitflops
2016328yuanyuan

xumeiqing said...

20160520meiqing
burberry outlet online
ray ban outlet
hollister clothing
nike cortez red
kobe shoes
adidas nmd
ray bans
michael kors outlet
ed hardy uk
versace sunglasses
ghd flat iron
basketball shoes
armani watches
gucci outlet
louis vuitton outlet
ray bans
nike free flyknit
cheap oakley sunglasses
louis vuitton handbags
nike air max shoes
michael kors handbags
michael kors outlet online
nike air force 1
louis vuitton handbags
mizuno running shoes
polo outlet
rolex watches
nike free flyknit 4.0
stephen curry shoes
timberland boots
michael kors handbags
under armour outlet
ray-ban sunglasses
michael kors outlet
ray ban outlet
michael kors bags
air max 90

Yuanyuan Lin said...

7.23lllllyuan"chaussure louboutin"
"chaussure louboutin"
"cheap football shirts"
"football shirts"
"cheap jordan shoes"
"cheap jordan shoes"
"cheap jordans"
"cheap jordans"
"cheap michael kors handbags"
"michael kors handbags"
"cheap mlb jerseys"
"mlb jerseys"
"cheap mlb jerseys"
"mlb jerseys"
"cheap nfl jersey"
"cheap nfl jerseys"
"cheap nfl jerseys"
"nfl jerseys"
"cheap nike shoes sale"
"cheap nike shoes"
"cheap oakley sunglasses"
"oakley sunglasses"
"cheap oakley sunglasses"
"oakley sunglasses"
"cheap ray ban sunglasses"
"ray ban sunglasses"
"ray ban sunglasses"
"ray-ban sunglasses"
"cheap replica watches"
"replica watches"
"cheap snapbacks"
"snapbacks wholesale"
"cheap soccer jerseys"
"soccer jerseys"
"chicago blackhawks jerseys"
7.23

xumeiqing said...

20161101meiqing
ray ban sunglasses
coach factory outlet
gucci outlet
michael kors outlet
borse gucci
michael kors outlet
hollister kids
louis vuitton outlet
michael kors handbags
uggs for kids
pandora charms
nike air force 1
michael kors canada
polo outlet
cheap nfl jerseys
pandora uk
pandora outlet
cheap oakley sunglasses
christian louboutin outlet
the north face
ugg boots
longchamp
kate spade handbags
hollister clothing
louis vuitton outlet
cheap oakleys
oakley sunglasses
coach factory outlet
cheap jordans free shipping
coach factory outlet
hugo boss
michael kors outlet clearance
uggs
north face jackets
michael kors outlet
canada goose
cheap jordans
ralph lauren outlet online
red bottoms outlet online
red bottoms shoes