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personalized chalkboard

by James van Kriedt
Handmade
Recycled
Community Voted
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Chalk it Up!

Leave love notes (and laundry lists!) for the ones you love with a chalkboard handmade from reclaimed wood with painted typography that mimic's the look of artful chalk. Personalized with a scroll of your family name across the top and list each member's first name below with a hand-scripted line featuring your home town and state. This cozy and rustic piece is sure to be right at home in your family room, kitchen or entrance and loved for years to come. Includes chalkboard eraser and 12-piece pack of white chalk. Handmade by James van Kriedt and his father in Mill Valley, CA.

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Handmade
Recycled
Community Voted
Item ID
20884
Made from
reclaimed wood, chalk, chalkboard paint
Measurements
33" H x 22" W x 3" D (at bottom)
Notes
Clean with damp cloth. Artwork will remain protected, although over time slight wear may occur to give a nice antique finish.
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James van Kriedt

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PERSONALIZED CHALKBOARD
 
3.3

(based on 3 reviews)

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67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Reviewed by 3 customers

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1.0

Disappointing

By 

from Naperville IL

Pros

  • Very large

Cons

  • Does not Erase
  • Flimsy
  • Not a Chalkboard
  • Not as Expected
  • Overpriced
  • Poor Quality Material
  • Unattractive Frame Design
  • Writing not as Shown

Best Uses

    Comments about PERSONALIZED CHALKBOARD:

    I was so excited to get this item as an anniversary present for my husband. I got it yesterday and was instantly disappointed. The pictures on the website don't prepare you for the lack of quality in the product.

    While the chalkboard is very large and has plenty of room to write on, the frame is rather flimsy. It is made of distressed wood which is light and I have concerns about its durability, especially given the other review that mentioned that the chalkboard holder fell off. The mounting hardware that is on the back is great for picture frames, but if you plan on writing on the chalkboard while it is hanging from that wire, you'll have to hold the sides so the frame doesn't slip. It should come with better brackets that are more suited to something that should be fixed.

    Also, the photograph on the website shows that there is NO APOSTROPHE in the last name, which is grammatically how it should be. We have other name plates and they do not include apostrophes unless they are specifying something that is ours, i.e. "The White's Kitchen". Unfortunately the return policy doesn't allow for grammatical errors on the part of the artist.

    Finally, this is not a true chalkboard. It seems to be a piece of MDF that has been painted with chalkboard paint. You can see the various brush strokes and there are little bumps of dust that got painted in as well. If you don't plan on writing on the board very often, this might not be an issue. The first time we wrote on it and tried to erase it, we couldn't. The writing ghosted and we had to wipe down the board with a wet cloth. The eraser is basically useless.

    Bottom line: NOT WORTH THE MONEY. The quality isn't there.

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    4.0

    Great gift!

    By 

    from Columbus, Indiana

    About Me High-end Shopper

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Frame Design
    • Great Quality Material
    • Nice Workmanship
    • Visually Appealing

    Cons

    • Tray not well attached

    Best Uses

      Comments about PERSONALIZED CHALKBOARD:

      We had a problem with the first product that was delivered and the service was superb. When the second version came, it was great. The only slight issue was that the chalk tray was not very securely attached so my husband added some additional fixings

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      5.0

      Artful & utilitarian

      By 

      from San Francisco, CA

      About Me Midrange Shopper

      Pros

      • Attractive Frame Design
      • Great Quality Material
      • Nice Workmanship

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Decoration
        • Fill Wall Space
        • Gift

        Comments about PERSONALIZED CHALKBOARD:

        It's special to have a one-of-a-kind item that is artful and utilitarian at the same time. I like that it's constructed of reclaimed barn wood too!

        • Display Location:
        • Dining Room, Hallway, Kitchen, Office

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        Q and A

        When our community voted on this product, some also shared comments - read them below:

        158votes, 55 comments

        Stacy
        Vote: Thumbs down!

        you've got to be kidding us with this price!!! the only people that would pay this have more money than sense!

        Sanriobaby =^.^=
        Vote: Thumbs down!

        Love this item, but the price is far beyond my budget for something like this. I wouldn't spend a penny more than $100 and that would still be a bit much.

        Candice
        Vote: Thumbs down!

        I like this idea, but the estimated price is SO EXPENSIVE!

        Casey
        Vote: Thumbs down!

        Love it but WAY too pricey. I could make this myself for about $20

        Beth
        Vote: Thumbs down!

        Noone uses chalk boards anymore!

        Michelle
        Vote: Thumbs up!

        Casey, you may be able to purchase the materials for under $50, but the price of this item is for the custom typography and the labor required to build it from scratch from the reclaimed wood.

        tyler
        Vote: Thumbs up!

        what a cool and fun idea! the lettering is so perfect.

        tyler
        Vote: Thumbs up!

        What a clever idea, the painted lettering is so beautiful!

        perla
        Vote: Thumbs up!

        this is awesome!!!!

        Zoolander331
        Vote: Thumbs up!

        Very creative and well executed! The price is a little high, but so is most custom artwork.

        Elizabeth
        Vote: Thumbs down!

        I love the idea, but the price is way more than I would pay for it.

        Emilie
        Vote: Thumbs down!

        Definitely could make this myself for much less. Cool Idea though.

        ladyluck
        Vote: Thumbs up!

        This isn't unlike buying a piece of art like a watercolor or oil painting. Of course you can buy the canvas and paint for MUCH less and do it yourself. The $ is for the artistry and the lettering is really artful.

        Dealia
        Vote: Thumbs up!

        I think hand-made, well crafted board like this -- custom designed, remember - is worth the price. Especially if you request the magnetic chalk paint! Would definitely buy.

        Cassie, UncommonGoods Community Moderator

        Thank you all for the great feedback that's already coming in for this item. We love that you support that it's handmade of reclaimed wood by skilled artists! Keep in mind that finding perfect reclaimed wood to reflect the look and feel the artists achieve with this piece can be tricky. The cost of the materials is factored into the estimated price. The piece is not only hand-built, but also hand-lettered. Keep the questions and comments rolling in and let us know whether your on board for this item's induction to our lineup!

        thuzar
        Vote: Thumbs up!

        I love the board - what a great way to keep the chic and cute way to communicate in the kitchen, bedrooms etc :) Way to go! great gift ideas- very vintage cute chalk board.

        DASHAWNDRE
        Vote: Thumbs up!

        MAAAN! THIS THING AMAZING! IF I WAS BOUT TO BUY A CHALK BOARD, DIS IS WUT I'D GET. GOOD STUFF JAMES, IM PROUD OF YOU HOMIE.

        Lark
        Vote: Thumbs down!

        I understand that the price is high because of what a nice handmade product this is, but I just think I would never buy this item for the listed price. I don't think many people would. They might think it's cool but never buy it. Just my opinion.

        becky
        Vote: Thumbs up!

        Very cool. The idea of personalized chalkboards is not only ingenious, but rustic and charming too. It's a playful gift given at a baby shower, a stylish way to exhibit specials at a restaurant, and an original, custom piece of art in your own home. I think the price is right for what it is. PS-My wedding is at a ranch in October, is it possible to have one made by then?

        Cassie, UncommonGoods Community Moderator

        Hi Becky. We're glad you love this item! As with all of our personalized items, if this item is accepted into our assortment, it will take a few weeks for delivery. We'd be happy to update you if if the Personalized Chalk Board becomes available. Please sign up to receive an email notification so we can let you know!

        Seneca
        Vote: Thumbs up!

        Its too expensive for me but I still think its great!

        suzanne
        Vote: Thumbs up!

        this is so cool!

        Heather
        Vote: Thumbs up!

        My only complaint is the price. I mean, chalkboard paint is a bit pricey, but the wood is reclaimed and slate isn't the most expensive thing ever....

        Jessica
        Vote: Thumbs up!

        Way too expensive! I could make one for way less.

        Kelsey
        Vote: Thumbs down!

        I love the idea and would love to have this in my home, but the price is way more than I would pay for it.

        Emma
        Vote: Thumbs up!

        I think that it is absolutely beautiful but, like previous comments, I find the price much too high.

        elizabeth
        Vote: Thumbs down!

        Cute but way Too expensive.

        Jen
        Vote: Thumbs up!

        Great for busy families- just not those on a budget...

        andrea
        Vote: Thumbs up!

        likey, but cut the price in half.

        Mallory
        Vote: Thumbs up!

        WAY TOO PRICEY!! Really like it, but I would rather make my own version then pay this much!

        Xena
        Vote: Thumbs down!

        WAY WAY tooexpensive!

        Carrie
        Vote: Thumbs down!

        250?????? No way.

        Mary
        Vote: Thumbs down!

        Looks a bit tacky; too expensive!

        NM
        Vote: Thumbs down!

        Love that they're using reclaimed wood, but "rustic" isn't my or any of my friends'/familys' style. Plus, way too expensive.

        pam
        Vote: Thumbs down!

        way too expensive!

        Molly
        Vote: Thumbs down!

        Cute, but WAY too expensive!!

        Stephanie
        Vote: Thumbs up!

        i love this, but would NEVER buy it until the price came way down! it can't be that hard to either do this yourself or find someone to do it for you for like 1/3 of the price.

        Jmae88
        Vote: Thumbs down!

        Fail on so many levels.. price is astronomical and one can make one or hire someone to make one for a fraction of the price.

        Grandma B
        Vote: Thumbs up!

        A bit pricey but because it's personalized so beautifully, I'll probably buy one of these then figure out where I'm going to display it.

        Pat
        Vote: Thumbs down!

        WAY TOO EXPENSIVE!!!

        Donna
        Vote: Thumbs down!

        Crazy price.

        Angela
        Vote: Thumbs down!

        waaay to expensive

        Lockie
        Vote: Thumbs down!

        I love the idea, but the price is a little steep. I would personalize my own

        Adrienne
        Vote: Thumbs up!

        Needs to be 100 dollars cheaper

        Rose
        Vote: Thumbs up!

        This is really sweet but definitely too expensive. $250 just seems ridiculous.

        Lily
        Vote: Thumbs up!

        but too expensive.

        Susan
        Vote: Thumbs down!

        Seriously? $250 for a kitchen board?

        Rachel
        Vote: Thumbs down!

        Way too expensive. Also it this day and age maybe this should be done with a white board.

        Lori
        Vote: Thumbs down!

        wouldnt pay that much!

        William

        Idea is great but price is to steep I would have put this in the 50-75 US Dollar range

        Alexandra

        Very cool but VERY expensive...

        Laurie

        I, for one have NEVER spent 250.00 on a shower gift. Way out of mine, and everyone I know price range. Piece of slate mounted in a recycled frame sans glass and some free hand or stenciled paint, probably cost about 20.00. Ridiculous price.

        tina

        This is nicely done.. wish the price was less.. but I would definitely put this on my wish list!

        denise

        very nice this is way too expensive. definately needs price adjustment

        Kathleen

        Love it but too much $$$

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