Here is a budget friendly way of creating chalkboard art for your kitchen. What perfect time during this lockdown to occupy the creative side of you and help your mental health!
As I walk into my galley kitchen, in my victorian terrace home, to the right is a 1m wide empty space before the top cupboards start. The old stove used to be below here but as I moved it to the bottom of the kitchen I feel like this is wasted space and in much need of some useful art!
Art on a budget
As always, I am on a budget. I have spent all my savings in renovating my home. (I will share shortly how much I have spent and on what rooms). Therefore I had about £30 to spare for my new art project. I bought a chalk board and 4 liquid chalk pens for £29.59 which included the price of next day delivery!
Inspiration on what to draw on my chalkboard
I headed to Pinterest to find inspiration of what to draw on my chalkboard. As you can imagine, that led me down quite the rabbit hole! These are the pins I saw that inspired my own piece of kitchen art:
With a deep breath and steady hand I got chalky with it!
I’m pleased to say that I only re-started once! Because it was my first time using liquid chalk I ended up spilling too much out of the pen. I also thought my lettering was too large. This was the best course of action as I had a short practice and then was able to start a fresh, with the use of a wet and dry cloth! Here are my progress pics…
Here is my final result! Please let me know what you think on instagram. This cost me less than £30 and a day being crafty and creative! I am actually pretty happy with myself. Just shows what us women can do when we put our minds to it!
If you are a bit worried about free-hand and you aren’t having much luck then you can also buy stencils for chalkboard art, which I skipped on just because it saves that little bit of money! I enjoyed being arty as well, it helped with my mental health!
So there you have it! Here are your steps:
- Buy a cheap chalk board and liquid chalk pens!
- Play I am Woman by Helen Reddy. Every girl needs a good ballad for sing along.
- Go on Pinterest and find inspiration to create your own bit of art!
- Get chalky with it! As you now play ‘Gettin’ Jiggy Wit It’ by Will Smith.
- Share your creations on Instagram and tag @beautblog_x so I see them!
Thank you for reading and stay safe _x