chalkboard art, imitation, and husbands

Several months ago, my husband and I built a massive chalkboard for our kitchen. I believe this was the first time I revealed it to the world via social media.

The construction of it was quite an adventure. As was the transportation of the large piece of MDF via our car which was already filled with 2 adults + 3 children. It involved laughter, embarrassment, stress, and pain. Needless to say, I will not be writing a tutorial on how to construct your own chalkboard.

However, we did get it painted, built, and hung – much to our surprise, of course.

I wanted it to be low enough so that the kids could reach the bottom to doodle on – but also high enough so that I could try my hand at some chalk art without it getting erased/scribbled over by my little ones.

I began pinning lovely chalk art images like a crazy woman and had visions of something like this gracing our kitchen.


So I had to laugh when I came home one day and saw the chalkboard had been transformed to this:

my husbands addition

I mean…ex vs reality

I laughed incredibly hard at that for a good long time – not only because my husband’s art was – um…unusual – but because it just clearly illustrated our amazingly opposite personalities. Hilarious! I love him.

Anyway, 2 weeks ago while he was in Kentucky {for this}, I decided to change our board over from Thanksgiving to Christmas.

I was inspired by this lovely print via A Well-Feathered Nest.


Armed with the image above on my phone, a piece of white chalk, and a wet rag, I set to work.


I can’t whip things like this out of my head. I mean, I guess I could try. But I don’t think the result would be very pretty. Instead, I look for inspiration via pinterest. Imitation {or attempted imitation} is the sincerest form of flattery, right?

Go imitate something lovely!

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