Thankfully, the solution was given to me! I was given the opportunity to review a product from Instantchalkboard.com. Now, instantly I was drawn to the one in the image above. How cute is that? But it doesn’t match our decor and I probably would get yelled at putting it up.
So I chose a set of 8 1’x 2′ sheets. I didn’t have an exact idea what I was going to do with them – but I figured it would be enough to try again if I mess up or do multiple projects! When the package arrived I thought of the perfect DIY with it. And guess what it was easy, mess free and was done in under 10 minutes! You have to love that!
How to make your own 10 Minute Removable Bistro Board!
- 1 1’x2′ Instant Chalkboard sheet
- 1 picture frame – this one is 12″ x 18″ I found at the Salvation Army for $4! Super cute and reusable!
- 1 Command hook
- 1 Piece of chalk (comes with your Instant Chalkboard set!)
- 1 smoother (comes with your Instant Chalkboard set!)
Find the clear space on your wall where you want your Bistro Board to go.
If it’s dirty feel free to clean it with soap and water. But make sure it’s dry before you put anything on it.
Lay your sheet of your Instant Chalkboard down and place the frame over it.
Draw a line with the chalk at the bottom of your frame.
Cut about 1 Inch above the line you drew. Remember that’s the bottom of the frame.
Put your extra chalk board piece in your craft drawer for a future project!
Line your chalk board up on the wall – make it as even/straight as possible. Start to remove the backing and smooth the board on the wall. Slowly peel the rest of the back off and repeat until it is completely adhered to the wall.
Install your Command Strip Hook!
Make sure it’s center and straight but just follow the instructions on the packaging to make it!
Remove the back and image from the frame. The hardest part of this is the little hooks that hold the back on, fold them to face the frame.
Now hang your frame on the hook! You might have to adjust it so it’s straight (this is honestly the hardest part of this whole process!)
*If your chalkboard sticks out under the frame, just peel it up a little bit and use your scissors to cut off the extra!
I promise mine is straight on the wall – just my picture isn’t :).
What’s the best part of this? It’s completely removable from your wall and wont damage it! If you change your mind you can take it down. You can remove it, reuse it or take it down! You can wash the board easily with a wet paper towel. Just remember your surface will only be as smooth as your wall is! If it has bumps, that’s normal!
I love how easy this was and how cute it looks! I can’t wait until he gets home tonight to see what he thinks of it!
Instant Chalkboard is letting me give one of my lucky fans their own Instant Chalkboard for their house! One lucky fan will win one of their choice worth up to $25! The set I used was only $23, so just think of the possibilities! Make sure you Enter to win!
On my wall in the kitchen
I’d hang it by the kitchen door or in the bathroom for last minute reminders!
I’d put mine in the kitchen!
I would put it in my kids room and see myself using a frame painted in a bright color. sweet.
I would put it in my son’s bedroom!
I would place it in my son’s room…he would love it
I would put mine on the fridge for grocery lists!
in the kitchen
In the kitchen or in my daughters room
I really would to redecorate the kitchen cupboards
Over the dining room table with what we are eating for the day!
Near my bed so I can write down all my good ideas I dream about!
i would use mine in the studio to keep up with projects!!!
I would hang mine in the kitchen for grocery lists or notes for family.
In my foyer.
My husband and I are moving back in with my parents next month and I’ll be in charge of making dinners, so I’d love to make this a menu board for the week so my family knows what’s coming up!
I would probably put my chalk board on my dining room wall. I don’t have any wall space in the kitchen.
in the kids’ rooms
I would put it om my classroom
it would go in my daughters room she has been wanting one but I didn’t know how to do it….THIS I can handle lol
Id put it on one of the dooe of my Fridge
In my kitchen
I would put in it my kitchen.
i would use it in my kitchen