Good morning my friends! And morning it is, very early morning, too early in the morning. So why am I up so early you ask? Well beats me….
Today is Beth’s Chalkboard party, and yesterday I left her a comment that I wasn’t ready yet and jokingly stated “ I’ll have to get up at 5 to see if the paint has dried on my project” . Well guess who was suffering from insomnia at 5? Well that would be me.
And you know what?! The sun wasn’t even up so I had no light to take the frigging pictures. Ahh (I would pull my hair out if I wasn’t so tired), next time I’ll only comment “ I’ll have to get up at 9!”
But ok, here I am so let’s get this party started.
First a disclaimer. This party is about Chalkboard Paint. I don’t have chalkboard paint, I have never painted with chalkboard paint, I do not currently owe anything painted with chalkboard paint…
But I am so crashing this party anyway, because I have Chalkboard Vinyl!
I bought a roll of the stuff in January and used it to make some cute, multi-purpose labels In my Kitchen. After a few months of use I can honestly say they work great. I can change them in a moments notice, leave messages on them (like this rice should cook 15 min) so My Love doesn’t have an excuse not to cook. And they even hold up in the dishwasher, and when they don’t anymore, I can cut a new label in 15 sec. flat.
The slab of vinyl that I stuck inside a kitchen cupboard is working great too. I use it for my grocery list and to write down our menu for the week. If you want to see more pictures of the Chalkboard Vinyl hard at work in my kitchen, you can go to this post.
Next up I used the Chalkboard vinyl to cut some black numbers for my Pottery Barn knock –off (that I later found out was an Anthropologie knock-off) the infamous Numbered pots.
I love that this vinyl has a matte finish, it really looks like a real paint job, but is so easy to work with. Because of the checkered pattern at the back, drawing images to cut out is a breeze. My little pots, really were a hit and you can see them in the original post here, and they reappear here and one more time here.
And just last week I used my Chalkboard vinyl for a little touch in my Blue and White vignette. Again to cut a number, this time to stick it on a painted old metal serving tray.
And guess what, that one roll of vinyl has still some projects in it after all this. So I transformed this recent thrifting find:
A chalkboard frame that will go into my guest room. Oh and “ Slaap Lekker” means sleep well. I wrote it down yesterday. Should have listened to my own advice.
Because I got this question so often I am pasting the answer I put in the comment section here:
I got my vinyl at the back to school section in a department store (voor de Dutchies, bij V&D), but that would be in the Netherlands so not much use to most of you.
I heard that you can get it on Ebay or Etsy too.
I found this link for you:
Etsy seller Bradens Grace sells ready-made labels and rolls of Chalkboard Vinyl.
Good luck with scoring some for yourself!