Drawing on Walls
When I moved into my apartment, I knew I wanted to have a chalkboard wall somewhere, anywhere. There is a small space that separates my kitchen from my living room that is painted plain black, so I knew immediately that this was going to be my place to shine.
I live in a rental, so I couldn’t paint the the wall using chalkboard paint. However, after a few hours of research, I came upon something glorious – removable wallpaper. So simple, yet brilliant!
If you’re in the market, Chasing Paper has a great selection of fun, modern removable wallpaper designs. They are peel and stick, so installation is easy, even if you’re not a DIY-er. The key is to take it slow to avoid creating bubbles underneath the paper.
Typography really inspires me, so my new chalkboard is my place to have a little fun. Regular chalk doesn’t show up as bright or last as long, so I like using chalkboard markers. With just a bit of water, you can erase and refine your line work as you go. When you’re done, the results can last for months!
Since my first chalkboard mantra installation, I’ve tested a few other sayings, which you can see below. When I’m ever in need of ideas, I peruse through typography posts on Pinterest and Instagram for inspiration. I know that I have a hard time visualizing fonts, so having a reference make a world’s difference. The beauty of a chalkboard wall is that you can just erase and start over whenever you want, so making a mistake is no big deal. Start with the basic alignment and outlines and build from there.