Anyone else have a case of the Mondays? I shouldn’t complain because the day went by pretty fast, but is it bad that I’m already looking forward to next weekend?
I’ve got a really fun and unique review today! A while back the folks at Steadfast Friends contacted me and asked if I’d like to do a review on ChalkboardDogs. I’d never heard of ChalkboardDogs before but after one look at their website I knew I couldn’t resist.
ChalkboardDogs are repositionable chalkboard canine silhouettes that can be mounted on any flat surface such as a wall, door, or refrigerator. You can write on them with regular chalk or with Chalk Ink.
ChalkboardDogs come in A TON of breed silhouettes and they even offer a few “mutt” options. I decided to look for the silhouette that most closely matched Teton, who is an American Eskimo Dog and Keeshond mix. The Siberian Husky was pretty close so that’s the one I went with.
I opted not to put the ChalkboardDog on a wall, door, or fridge. It’s basically like a giant sticker and although the folks at ChalkboardDogs say that it’s repositionable, I didn’t want to chance it by potentially wrecking a wall in my house or the silhouette itself. So, what did I do?
Disclaimer: I actually didn’t do anything but stand around my kitchen island and squeal (out of excitement or nervousness). One of my sisters pretty much did everything and my other sister helped, as well. I hate crafting.
In thinking about how to use my ChalkboardDog, I came up with the idea to buy a poster frame, put scrapbook paper in it, and stick the silhouette on the outer plastic. (I also considered putting fabric in the frame rather than scrapbook paper but the paper won out since it was easier, quicker, and cheaper.)
Once the frame was ready, we stuck the silhouette on the plastic. It was harder than I thought it would be because of all of the detailing in the silhouette (hair, pointy ears, tail) but the detail is really what makes the ChalkboardDogs cool so I’m not complaining.
After we stuck the tail down and had to work out air bubbles (not so fun) we came up with the genius idea to use a book to smooth the silhouette onto the plastic.
So, at the end of the day, the silhouette was almost air bubble free. With hindsight I would have placed the silhouette down a bit slower and used the book smoothing method from the start.
Dog hair trapped in the frame…eh, it’s appropriate I guess.
Once the silhouette was completely stuck to the plastic I let out a few excited squeals and snapped some photos.
Cute. Cute. Cute.
I’ve been writing on our ChalkboardDog with Chalk Ink, which is pretty rad. It writes just like chalk and erases with a damp cloth.
See? I told you this was a fun and unique review! 🙂
The folks at Steadfast Friends are offering 20% off of any purchase at their website, so get on it!
Use code steadfast20% for 20% off of your very own ChalkboardDog, temporary tattoos (hilarious!), or iPhone case (I want one!).
10% of all revenue goes to their charity partners, which is pretty darn cool.