I'm so sorry I haven't posted this tutorial until now, we have been having some technical difficulties around here! As I have stated before, I am not the most technologically advanced girl on the planet, though blogging has forced me to learn quite a bit in the past couple of years.  Although I hope to get more of a grasp on Photoshop in the next year, these chalkboard prints were not done in any fancy program.  They were created in Microsoft Word, imported to iPhoto, and printed at my local Walgreens.  How's that for simple? I'm going to show you how I made the chalkboard prints so you can make your own design, but I also figured I would make the ready-made "All is Calm" and "All is Bright" prints downloadable for you.  Therefore, you can print them off at your leisure and enjoy them in your own home. Let's begin the tutorial on how I made these pretties...

[caption id="attachment_6626" align="aligncenter" width="400"]maison21 maison21[/caption] Who doesn't love a beautifully framed wallpaper panel?  I know I do!  Plus framing a wallpaper pattern you adore allows you to take it with you if you move.  Major bonus.  (and hello renters, instant style for those beige apartment walls you're not supposed to paint) The photo above and the two below are framed Gracie wallpaper panels, which are infamous for their handpainted beauty and timeless (over 100 years!) design appeal. [caption id="attachment_6628" align="aligncenter" width="600"]hgtv hgtv[/caption] [caption id="attachment_6627" align="aligncenter" width="302"]domino domino[/caption] The chinoiserie look of the panels is so glamorous and yes, Gracie panels are super expensive.  But I happened to spy a strip of vintage Schumacher wallpaper on Ebay a few months ago that had the sheen and look of the Gracie wallpaper.