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    No Commitment Chalkboard Wall DIY

    Shared Art Room & Office Space | Oh Lovely Day

    Long before I created our full-sized chalkboard wall, I dreamed of a chalkboard wall. But I’m a renter. And using black chalkboard paint to cover one giant wall is not very landlord friendly. I was also a little afraid of the dust that the chalk would create. But then I collaborated with The Land of Nod to create a shared art room and office space and I revisited the idea of the chalkboard wall. After a lot of brainstorming and research I found a great solution for creating a full-sized chalkboard wall with little to no commitment: chalkboard contact paper!

    DIY chalkboard wall | Oh Lovely Day DIY chalkboard wall | Oh Lovely DayDIY chalkboard wall | Oh Lovely Day


    As you can see, Charlie loves it, and spends a lot of time at his chalkboard. He usually doesn’t erase until he’s completed a “scene” on the entire board, so I only have to do a dust clean-up once every week or two instead of constantly. And it took me 30 minutes and around $30 to make, and I can remove it super easily if necessary.

    Want to make your own? Head over to Momtastic where I shared a full DIY here.

    Don’t forget to check out the completed art room project here and enter my giveaway with The Land of Nod here, or head to my instagram feed. I’m @ohlovelyday.



    Daisy Chain Floral Crown

    Daisy Chain Floral Crown | MV Florals & Megan Welker | Oh Lovely Day

    I’ve got the sweetest little DIY for spring today — perfect for spring brides or flower girls, darling for a Mother-Daughter photo shoot, or fun for a birthday girl. It’s simple, budget-friendly, and easy to do thanks to this tutorial from MV Florals, photographed by Megan Welker. Read More »


    Valentine’s Day Floral Crown Tutorial

    Valentine's Day Floral Crown Tutorial | by Taylor + Taylor on Oh Lovely Day

    Today’s floral crown tutorial is for you ladies that want to give yourself a gift for Valentine’s Day (or maybe for another girlfriend who needs some love!) If you aren’t coupled up on Valentine’s Day or just find the concept a bit blah, why not head to your local flower mart by yourself or with some friends and stock up on pretty flowers. Then, with today’s tutorial from Jess over at Taylor+Taylor, you can turn them into a gorgeous floral crown and feel pretty and strong and beautiful. Read More »

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