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diy: branded chalkboard


i have been pretty bad at keeping my little blog post up to date on all the comings and goings at number 10 the green. mostly because its been so darn busy, but no excuses!

lots off little stories combined: ground floor coffee shop is a reality in the very near future. its been a collective dream for many years and it is so exciting to be working towards it.

my role in making this little world of awesomeness happen is: marketing and staff training manager, with a lot of voluntary interior design and brand championing on the side! it is crazy and busy and fun and challenging and amazing all rolled into one funky little package.

my job this week: to market the near opening of ground floor coffee shop at the kings arms church carol services, their biggest events of the year. lots of visitors, lots of tenants at kings house, all needing to know that we are coming. soon!

my idea: a branded chalkboard


my sweet friend and co-interior conspirator extraordinaire, caroline, sadly broke an awesome mirror a few weeks ago (i was secretly happy when the finished product turned out so fab!). she was gonna throw it, but texted to see if i thought it could work for a future menu board. i thought so, then the light-bulb moment: old framed mirror come chalkboard is way cooler than any banner or flyer.


we cleared out any excess glass and painted the backing with chalkboard paint using a mini-roller and artists brush.


after it had dried, i printed off the ground floor logo the size i wanted for the brand. i cut it out and then rubbed chalk all along the backside of the printed logo.


i then taped the logo where i wanted it on the chalkboard.


then, using any kind of pencil, you trace around the edges of the logo…here is the awesome bit…


the chalk on the back of the paper acts like carbon paper! (incidentally, this works with lead from a pencil on wood as well and can be painted in too! its such a versatile technique!) so there you have it, a perfect logo outline on a chalkboard.


next, using a dry-wipe chalk pen (i got mine from staples) you fill in all the outline to mimic your logo. and voila!

a near perfect brand logo on a chalkboard. no expensive vinyl stickers needed! just some basic materials and–no lie–about a half an hour! snap!

and just so y’all can see the totally finished piece, here it is. it was a hit!


lots of love and happy christmas!



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