Pottery Barn-ish Inspired Chalkboard

by - December 13, 2013

If you've flipped through a recent Pottery Barn catalog, you've probably seen where they cover a wall with vintage book paper.  I love that look and would be ecstatic to do something like that in our house, but I don't think my husband would go for it.  Plan B: give a vintage chalkboard a similar look.

This is the chalkboard before.  Pretty ugly, no?  I bought it a couple of years ago with the intention of adding black chalkboard paint to it.  Um, clearly that never happened.  Fast forward and here it is now.
I used a variety of vintage dictionary and book paper.  I made a quick 2014 Wish banner to the top and then printed wish and dream onto vintage sheet music and added that to the mix.
Here's a closeup.  This hangs in my office/craft room - right across from my desk.
I think I'll be enjoying the view more now that it's all dressed up!


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  1. Very pretty and a nice alternative to papering the wall. Yeah, I wouldn't be able to do that either. It's bad enough I hear about any nails I put in the wall. : )

  2. Very cute and what a great idea for your craft room.


  3. Such a sweet makeover. I love the garland you added.


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