Create a Bistro Style Chalkboard
I have always loved the beautiful Bistro Style Chalkboards you see in cute little restaurants and coffee shops. I wondered how they made such stylish lettering and I wanted to learn how to do this. I discovered an easy way to recreate the look of these this trendy design without having amazing handwriting. I created my own chalkboard and chalk lettering for my Mother’s Day TV segment. I love the way it came out and it is actually easy to make. You can use this technique to design any theme you would like. I am also showing an example of a Menu. Here’s how I did it!
Materials to Make a Bistro Style Chalkboard
- Chalkboard (I had a piece custom cut at the hardware store…it was less than $10 for 3 large pieces)
- Wood Trim and Accents (craft store or hardware store)
- Acrylic Paint
- Chalk Marker (craft store)
- Printout of Lettering
- Hot Glue Gun
Instructions to Make the Bistro Style Chalkboard
Cut wooden trim to match the size of the chalkboard sides and top. Paint trim and accents, adding a darker color for the distressed look.
Using a hot glue gun, attach the border and accents to the frame.