Aug
10

Five Friday: Chalk It Up

Chalkboard Paint Accents

By CHARLOTTE MILLER

Chalkboard paint details are one of our favorite wedding trends. Easy and affordable, using chalkboard paint in the little details of your wedding gives a touch of vintage fun to your wedding. A great do-it-yourself project, chalkboard paint can be used from anywhere from seating charts to table numbers to thank you cards. Plus, these painted details can be repurposed for use in your first home! Here are five simple ways to use chalkboard paint on your special day:

1. Blackboard Backdrop

Set the tone for a rustic country wedding with a personalized blackboard backdrop. Use a large blackboard as the background for pictures making unique photographs to remember your big day.

2. Find your seat

Spray chalkboard paint a long wood board to create a rustic seating chart. An easy way for guests to find their seat but also gives a vintage rural feel to your wedding perfect for outdoor receptions! After the wedding, repurpose the seating chart but using this as a memo board in your kitchen.

3. Wine Bottle Table Markers

Chalkboard painted wine bottles make for great table numbers. Have fun drinking vino with your bridesmaids then spay paint the bottles. Using bottles of different shapes and sizes makes for unique centerpieces!

4. Picture Frame Signage

Turn an old picture frame into a chalkboard paint sign! A great way to indicate wedding favors for your guests or guide guests to the reception, these DIY signs make a cohesive feel for a perfect simple country wedding.

5. Thank you

Wedding thank you notes can be a tedious task. Instead of spending hours writing note after note, why not use a picture “thank you” by writing on two small chalkboards for a fun alternative to the classic thank you note!

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Sandra Fazzino writes: 08/10/12 at 1:17 pm

I was just going to send you en email regarding this very idea! Way cute. xo

Dayna writes: 08/10/12 at 3:40 pm

Making a list for the seating arrangements instead of individual cards seems really cost effective and saves space- great idea Charlotte!

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