Sunday, April 3, 2011

Craft Paper Chalkboards

Amy is doing a studio makeover over at Whisperwood Cottage. Isn't it pretty? I would love a space like this!

And one thing that totally caught my eye was the craft paper chalkboard she created. Brilliant! And just exactly what we needed!

So I immediately whipped out the chalkboard paint. It's a simple project and Amy shares a great tutorial.

I love to see quotes and definitions on chalkboards.

And this inspiration came at just the perfect time! We have a vintage tag sale coming up next weekend here at Elizabeth & Co. (Be sure to check out the sneak peek!) And since we only host occasional sales, we try not to hang too many things on the walls. We want each sale to have a completely fresh look and we don't want the walls to end up looking like swiss cheese. So as you can see, craft paper chalkboards are the perfect solution!

This is our little reading nook at the top of the stairs, so I used quotes about books.

Thanks so much to Amy at Whisperwood Cottage for the inspired idea!

And don't forget about our burlap and ruffles table runner giveaway! We just reached the 500 follower milestone! So exciting! And so appreciated!

The runner has a burlap top and a drop cloth backing and ruffles. It is a generous 16 1/2" wide and 52" long. Wouldn't this look great on your Easter table?

You even get your choice of burlap colors - natural, chocolate brown or sage green.

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And thanks so much for joining us here at Elizabeth & Co. If you happen to live in the Maryland area, stop by our vintage tag sale next weekend and say hello! We'd love to meet you in person!

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Cathy said...

Those chalkboards are perfect for your sale, what a great idea!

molly susan strong said...

Clever clever! Nice job on your runner!!! I know your inspiration. Have a lovely day.

Cassie Bustamante said...

those chalkboards look great and i love the quotes you used on them! i love finding nice quotes, don't' you? i could read them all day long.

Pam Kessler said...

I wish I could come to your sale. It looks like so much fun. I love the craft paper chalkboards. The combo of the black and brown are very pretty.

The Frosted Gardner said...

What a great idea - I never would have thought to do that. THanks for sharing.

Chris at Red Gate Farm said...

What a clever idea! I've used chalkboard paint on a number of things but never paper! Very cute and inexpensive...


NanaDiana said...

Sharon- What a GREAT idea! Whoda thought? Well, obviously, Amy at Whisperwood Cottage did! Love the idea and it is perfect for your upcoming sale...which is looking pretty fabulous, by the way! I'll bet you are getting so excited! I don't know Amy so I am popping over there too! xxoo Diana

WhisperWood Cottage said...

What an honor, Sharon! I love how you used yours!! I hope you don't mind me featuring you on my blog. :)

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

Love that they are grouped together like that. You have great handwriting too. Good luck with the tag sale. It looks like you have some great stuff to sell!

Rachel @the house redeemed said...

I love that idea!! I'm thinking it might work as a chore chart for my little 5 year old.

Unknown said...

Absolutely clever idea, Sharon ... TY for sharing.
Happy April ~

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Team Chastain said...

The chalk "boards" are adorable, and I love the quotes you chose, too! :) said...

Wow! Love that idea! I bought some chalkboard stickie at a dollar store and was waiting for the perfect project. Thanks for sharing - and thanks for visiting my blog and commenting on my home made robin eggs!

vintagesue said...

LOVE THE CHALKBOARD PAPER!!! i make grab bags for my booth in havre'de grace and chalkboard paint on the bags would be killer!!! super easy...super cool. LOVE IT.
good luck on your tag sale!!! i will be out of town...otherwise i would come shop, shop, shop!!!
hopefully the weather will be awesome!!!!
thanks for sharing.

DANA said...

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Kim @ A Brush of Whimsy said...

What a great idea! You girls are sure getting it fixed up so pretty!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Now this is one super duper ideas...just perfect for your sale. Thanks so much for coming by:)


Noble Vintage said...

This is such a fantastic idea! I haven't been over to Amy's in a while, but clearly, I 've been missing out! Thanks for sharing this- I have a show in a couple weeks that I may be able to incorporate this into as well :)

Jane @ Jane's Junk and Treasures said...

What a great idea! And so easy!!
I love it and going to copy it!!

A Vintage Vine said...

Those are so stinkin cute! Hers and how you are using them in your shop!

Robin said...

There aren't many times when I can say: I've NEVER seen anything like this! But I haven't and I love the idea!
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hilary@oldhousetruelove said...

chalk boards are adorable... you did a cute cute cute job!

Unknown said...

I just picked up a roll of chalkboard adhesive at the dollar store...for just such a project! Thanks for sharing!
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Pattie @ Olla-Podrida said...

This really is a great, practical idea, and such an easy and fun one.

Jenn Erickson said...

What a wonderful idea -- I can definitely see why it caught your eye and inspired your beautiful creations! I particularly love the way you featured the quotes about books in your reading nook.

Thank you so much for always having something wonderful to share and inspire at Rook No. 17!