DIY Chalkboards Galore

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Hey Friends!

I’m a day late for our theme this month (Get Your DIY On) … DIY Chalkboards.
But better late than never, right? ;)

I’m late because I took a little spill on the back stairs. Not fun.
Well, it wasn’t so little, either.
It was raining and I went to take my sweet boy Ryder out (who is probably 30 lbs already!).
Slippery wet wood stairs, slippery slick flip flops and a 3o lb puppy on a leash, not a good mix, let me tell ya! Ugh.
He ran down the 3 steps in a flash but I was still on the top step. One gentle tug on the leash was all it took and out my slippery flip flopped feet came from under me.
Up in the air my feet flew and down I came flat on my back, on the steps. Ouchie.
Worst fall I’ve ever had which was pretty apparent immediately.
I knew right away I needed to go to the ER and wanted my son to drive me but I couldn’t stand up without sharp, shooting pain.
He called the ambulance for me. It wasn’t a pretty sight. :(
Long story shorter, I hope, I had x-rays and a few other tests and no broken bones, thank goodness.
BUT I’ve have been basically immobile since coming home. That shooting pain is getting better but was one of the absolute worse things I’ve ever felt…in my life.
Which leads to little or no movement, laying down…or sleeping…because every move I make apparently uses those injured muscles.
I made the mistake of laying on the couch the first night. I wasn’t able to make my way up until 7pm the following night because it was excruciatingly painful to move and use those muscles. I literally inched my way up over a few hours time until my husband could lift me.
I tried to get this post written after getting out of the couch (that tried to trap me!)… that night but Percocet and I don’t mix (and it did nothing for the pain anyway).
I started to write and nausea set in. That wasn’t a pretty sight of a night either. ;)
I’ve had a really rough week. 
My takeaway, don’t wear slippery flip flops when it’s raining. OR don’t wear them at all!
Especially with a gung ho, 30 lb puppy on the other end. ;)

Anyway, enough of that, I’m on the road to recovery and getting a few things done with my laptop.

So, DIY chalkboards….
One of my very favorite things to make. Instead of making another, I thought I’d share all the many I’ve done here on the blog.
(PIN this for later! :) )


10+ DIY Chalkboard Ideas -
I’ve gathered them up all in one place for ya!

Breakfast Served Daily Chalkboard Art - Trash to Treasure Transformations - Super simple makeover - artsychicksrule

Breakfast Served Daily Chalkboard Sign

Welcoming Fall Foyer - Neutral Coastal Decor - Happy Fall Sign - artsychicksrule

Happy Fall Y’all Sign

Chalkboard (repurposed framed print) to Coffee Bar Menu Board - COFFEE BAR BOARD - artsychicksrule #chalkboard #coffeebar

Coffee Chalkboard Menu

Eat, Drink, Be Merry Chalk Art

Eat, Drink and Be Merry Chalk Art

EASY Holiday Chalk Art with Chalk Pens - tutorial - #chalkart #chalkboard #chalkpen #holidays artsychicksrule

Easy Holiday Chalk Art

Old Metal Tray Turned Chalkboard Menu

Chalkboard Desk - Cute makeover for kids room - $10 thrifty find - artsychicksrule #chalkpaint #graphite #napoleonicblue

Chalk Painted Chalkboard Desk

DIY Chalkboard from Old Prints

DIY Chalkboards from Old Prints

Thrifty Tray To Coastal Decor

Coastal Chalk Art

Baby It's Cold Outside - DIY - Thrift Store Frame to Holiday Art

Baby It’s Cold Outside Chalkboard and Art

Old Mirror Turned Chalkboard

Thrifty Mirror Turned Chalkboard

DIY Farmhouse Inspired Chalkboard - EASY Spring Chalk Art - artsychicksrule

DIY Farmhouse Inspired Chalkboard

Now let’s see what my friends came up with….

Get Your DIY On Chalkboards

Headboard Chalkboard from Christy at Confessions of a Serial Do It Yourselfer

Free Summer Chalkboard Printable from Krista at The Happy Housie

Wishful Chalkboard Tray from Mandy at The Hankful House

Chalkboard Backdrop for Wreath from April at House by Hoff

Be sure to pop back over on Sunday at 7pm EST to share YOUR DIY chalkboard love!

DIY Chalkboard Projects

See you then! :)
Have a great weekend!


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  1. Oh my goodness! What a terrible fall!! I really hope it gets better quickly now Nancy:) Take care, and amazing chalkboard projects – all of them!

    1. Hi Susan,
      Thank you! I’ve posted a few on some recent posts. You can also see him on Instagram (if you are on there) at @artsychicksrule and @ryder_thegoldenboy. :)

      1. Hi Nancy,

        I don’t have Instagram as I have an older phone. But, I will try to find your pup photos on your recent posts. Thanks!

  2. OMG!! I love flip flops except when it comes to rain or anything wet. They are super dangerous!! I hope you get feeling better soon!!

    1. Oh yes, not good in rain! :( I’ve semi slipped (didn’t fall) in this exact pair in wet weather before, I should have known better! OH well, I do now! Thank you Crystal. xo

  3. Oh Nancy, so sorry to hear about your fall. That sounds very painful. I hope you’re getting stronger each day! I’ve enjoyed your chalkboard makeovers over the years and it was great seeing them all in one place! Take care my friend. xo

    1. Thank you Marie! It was awfully painful really but I’m recovering pretty well, thank goodness! :)

  4. Love your chalk board designs. Hate that you are hurting. Hope you are up and about soon. Back pain is the worst! Happy Fourth!

  5. Hi Nancy!
    Can you please share how you price your chalkboards for your booth? Including the burlap bad and chalk?
    Thanks! Your fan, Lynn

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