Removable wallpaper appears to be hitting the interior decorating market. And as you can see we have happily embraced this home decor trend. Chasing Paper’s creative ideas and products have been featured in Martha Stewart Wedding, House Beautiful, Real Simple and to name a few. The founder, Elisabeth Rees grew up in the printing industry and paper was her life as was decorating. So, naturally the removable wallpaper was born. Lucky for us, her company is creating gorgeous papers.
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I’ve always wanted to have a chalkboard wall but never had the courage to devote a whole wall in our home. I’m a little disappointed that all, I mean all our walls have a texture. So, the only wall I can apply (needs to have a smooth surface and a matte paint) the paper to is the back of our cabinet that frames our refrigerator. So, I measured and ordered the amount I needed for the project. There are many choices of wallpaper and I must admit that it was hard to not choose a print instead. Here are some very cool chalkboard inspirations to get your creative juices flowing!
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This wallpaper is pretty thick and quite wonderful. The great thing is that it doesn’t stick to itself and since it is thick you get less air bubbles. My project just involved starting at the top and peeling and placing. It is that easy.
Next, comes the fun part! Coloring and printing on a chalkboard can be a little intimidating since the grand scale is visible to everyone. But, the cool thing that I quickly realized is that it is erasable, and so you can practice all you want. I looked to Pinterest for some inspiration and some basic designs and ideas. Also, don’t be afraid to play around and have fun with your artwork.
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Lisa @ Texas Decor
I love it, J! You picked the perfect spot for a chalkboard project. I'm impressed with your penmanship too!
Removable wallpaper sounds like an oxymoron!
Love this idea and your thought about memories and flippers. xo
Loi Thai, Tone on Tone
Fun, fabulous and easy…..I love it! Your temporary chalkboard should stay up permanently. And I agree with Lisa: great penmanship. Cheers, L
I need to get this in my kitchen. I love it!!!!
Janine, I LOVE this idea! A low commitment way to get the oh-so-trendy chalkboard look! I may have to use this idea in my house somewhere… 😉 Thanks so sharing! And your home is so beautiful, too…
Thanks for your sweet comment and visit! Yes, Chasing Paper is the best, you have to try some of it!
Can you come draw on all my chalkboards!? I love this paper – I’ve never heard of it, but I suddenly need it everywhere. Beautiful project!
Toni | smallhomesoul.com
I know, right? The uses are endless!
I totally agree, Toni!
Yes, I’m totally coming over… Kim!
Toni | smallhomesoul.com
I love this idea! I thought my daughter should do something like this in her rented condo and I love how you used it for a chalkboard. It’s a great way to change a space without having to commit. I’ve been wanting to use something like this for the drawers on my nightstands, because there’s no way my husband would let me paint them….yet 🙂
It is a nice alternative if you don’t want to commit to a permanent look. So far, my chalkboard temp paper is still up after a year. Chasing Paper is the best quality paper I have found so far!
super cute and i always love a good chalkboard especially when it’s removable!
Amanda @ The Bay Bush
Such a great idea! I want to try this in my kitchen too!
Sam - Raggedy Bits
Such a great idea!! I love all the designs I’ve seen you put on your chalkboard too! 🙂