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Interior Design: Black Wall Decals
They are fun!
Today, decorative chalkboards are used in interior design quite often. Chalkboard wall decals are different from standard chalk boards or blackboards we used to have. They are multi-functional now. You can write on such boards, erase what you have written, put up stickers or stencil art or decorate them with other features and fixtures. These types of chalkboard wall decals come in various sizes, shapes, designs and are made of different materials.
At offices, executives can put up their daily or weekly schedules on chalkboards. Kitchen boards can have menues or messages for your loved ones. Additionally, they might be used in commercial spaces such as cafes, hotels, restaurants, malls, parks and at all places where people need to quickly write something which has to be viewable by many.
Chalboards are used as traditional blackboards as well. Some chalkboards can simply be hung on the wall while some that cover the entire wall need to be covered with special wallpaper or paint. Do you want to know more?
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Chalk boards or blackboards are widely used in schools, homes, offices and even at commercial and public places. The original blackboards are made of a thin sheet of slate stone. The slate stone chosen is generally dark grey or black in color.
Over the years, such boards have evolved, both in their structure, form, materials used and in utilities. White boards, green boards and pin boards are all distant or direct cousins of chalk boards.
Magnetic ones are made from steel and they have a magnetic porcelain finish. Blackboards are still used widely in schools but apart from educational institutions, they are used in kitchens, cafes, offices, bedrooms or studies of kids and also in any area where a fixed space for writing or having reminders put up are necessary. Lap chalkboards are small and portable for personal uses.
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Have you ever used chalkboards stickers?
Kitchen: The first place I would buy this type of board for would be my kitchen. It would be so handy to keep notes there. They come in different sizes and shapes. Most used is a square or rectangle size however there are very charming framed chalk boards out there (some of them even come with a chalk trays).
Advice: If you want personalised framed ~~~, buy frame of your choice and use ~~~ wallpaper instead.
Kids area: Kids can learn ABCs, doodle and make notes. Stickers are removable and repositionable. Different sizes and colors available.
Kitchen accents are small size decals which are easy to peel and stick. They are removable and repositionable. If you are an owner of a small cafe or restaurant, you can use these decals to tell your customers about Dish of the day or Chef's specials?
Memos: Forgetting something? Need to prepare shopping lists? Pay bills? Then you need to invest in a chalk board planner. Such wall stickers can be a perfect addition to your kitchen or office. Perfect place for Things to remember? You can buy such sheets (each sheet usually measures 9 by 12 inches/A4) and apply them in one long line, or create a weekly/monthly memo wall.
This photo is great example on how you can use this black mural in you kitchen.
Buy some colorful chalks!
Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 2 x 28 inches
If you need to cover bigger spaces, use paint!
Other alternatives - paint or wallpaper
Turn an ordinary wall item into an extraordinary focal point. You can use either paint or wallpaper. Paint comes in different colors palettes. They same applies to chalk.
Something for your kids
Wallies Peel & Stick Alphabet Chalkborder is made of durable, self-adhesive backed vinyl that can be removed and repositioned easily.
Have fun writing letters and words on your Alphabet Chalkborder.
To use, simply peel the chalkborder off of the backing in the package and apply to any clean, smooth surface or painted dry wall.
How to Draw
Tips and Tricks
Do you want to learn how to draw on a chalkboard?
I found very interesting blog about it. It shows tips and tricks on how to artfully and decoratively draw on a chalkboard. You don't need to be an artist.
Visit Diane's very artistic blog called In my own Style
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Great alternative to expensive wooden chalkboards!
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Have you used them in your house, cafe or office? Any advice or suggestions?