Halloween Chalkboard Art

We are hitting mid-October and my chalkboard has been sitting blank for weeks. I finally got around to getting a little something, something up there.

I found the trick to writing on chalkboards is to keep the board wet. The chalk goes on much more smoothly and much more vibrantly. It may not seem so at first, but once it dries it is going to be amazeballs. Promise.

This little chalkboard vignette is in addition to our spooky Halloween mantle shelf.

Let’s be real folks…like I was only going to show you one picture of my chalkboard!

And from the other side.

It is no secret here that we love our chalkboard paint. We have used in Quinn’s room & Eleanor’s room. We have done our share of chalkboard art, which you can see here & here and we marked a few special occasions here & here.

Oh, and this one isn’t home decor or chalkboard paint, but it is using chalk. It was just too fun to not share (you know….in case you missed it). I love my sidewalk chalk superheros!


Any of you having fun with chalkboard paint or chalkboards? What kind of designs are you creating?


Sharing these ideas at: Thrifty Decor Chick: November Before and After Party



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Hi, I'm Megan--the crazy mom of three behind this blog. Please don't be intimidated by the name. Note it doesn't say BALANCED Home. We hardly have it all together, but together we have it all. Or at least that is what I tell myself. I love rearranging, decorating, creating, crafting, celebrations, family, and holidays. I share a little bit of all of that and more on Balancing Home. I am married to my college sweetheart (Is that a thing? Well now it is.) and he is a very talented designer. I use him for his skills so I can offer up sweet printables to all of you. If you want to learn more randomness about me or my blog, stop by my about page.

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  • Ashley

    YES!!! I tried it the other day when I asked you about it and it WORKS SO GOOD! My board is so pretty AND the chalk paint doesnt peel off- so thankful for this tip! It made my board beautiful! Below are two of the boards that I tried the wet chalk/wet board trick and they turned out great :) Thanks again!

    • http://www.balancinghome.com Megan Bray

      Omg! Your boards are so cute! Glad the trick worked for the peeling paint issue. Thanks for sharing :)

  • http://twitter.com/whbsblog Ann Marie

    while I used it for small projects, I finally got around to making something with chalkboard paint this week! Love your kitchen board, it’s fun to switch it up for the seasons. And your mantel is too flippin’ cute! Can’t wait to try the wet board technique!

    • http://www.balancinghome.com Megan Bray

      I love your little chalkboard you made! Turned out fab. Let me know what you think of the wet chalkboard technique :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=55300617 Kelsey Winter

    This is completely off topic, but I laugh every time I see you use the word “amazeballs”. Are you a fan of Giuliana Rancic?

    • http://www.balancinghome.com Megan Bray

      I am. I am pretty sure G & I would be BFF’s ;)

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=55300617 Kelsey Winter

        Lol. Me too! I can’t wait to see the episode when Duke is born.