Happy Lulu: The Chalkboard Wall

4/20/2015 12:59:00 AM

About a week ago, it's all about Happy Lulu. If you have no idea what that is, read here. Well, I was not informed that they'll be doing a soft opening and I still have so much to do!! The first week was in chaos, for my mind at least. I have to finish the menu design (they're using temporary ones for the first week), banner design, final decorating, and so much more. One of those is this chalkboard wall.

I know from the start that I wanted a chalkboard wall. I've been practicing my chalk skills on small signage for party carts, and I thought, well, that's easy.  I'm sure it's not a big deal to tackle one wall.

Boy was I wrong. At first I was planning on putting the chalkboard on a much bigger prominent wall, thank goodness I changed my mind. Though that would be so much nicer so we'll probably still do that in the future. But for now, this will do.

We placed it on one wall at the counter area. And since my brother took some photos of me-at-work, well I'm sharing them.

I have zero exercise so this wall killed my arm. Haha... 
DIY chalkboard art, chalkboard restaurant

The bf taking his own action shots.
DIY chalkboard art, chalkboard restaurant

Me climbing up the sink to reach the corners.

And here's the finish product taken by my trusty but very old and laggy S3!! Haha
DIY chalkboard art, chalkboard restaurant, happy lulu

At first, I have no idea of what to draw in here. Of course the first thing I did was the "Happy Lulu". And I added from there. 19 is in reference to our street number. Since Lulu is actually my dad's nickname, I added the speech bubble with "cheers" since that's the entirety of his speech at my brothers wedding. Hehe... Included the items we have on the menu, and for the corner, I thought it would be cute to have a "shelf".
DIY chalkboard art, chalkboard restaurant, happy lulu

The bf has his contribution as well at the very bottom... TADA!
Haha... But that actually inspired me to add the plants above the sink. The plants are actually one of my favorite part. I love greens, but since we haven't had the chance to have actual living plants in here, those drawing will do for now.

So that's our chalkboard wall. I'm so sooo proud of that wall... But I have no intention of tackling another one very soon. HAHA... 



Did that logo too.. :) Oh and yeah, that's my dad. Haha.... See you there!



3 comments

  1. Would like to know where you bought the chalk paint and how much did it cost you to cover that wall. Your response would be highly appreciated as I am pursuing this black chalk paint wall to be used as accent wall ty

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  2. Hi! Can you pls help me know where I can buy a black chalkboard paint. Thanks so much

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  3. Hi.. it's actually a diy. Flat black latex paint + black unsanded grout. Though you might need to google the proportions. We didn't follow the right proportion and it's really hard to erase the chalk. Haha.. good luck! :)

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