Chalk Couture Ultimate Magnetic Chalkboards and More...
Chalk Couture Ultimate Magnetic Chalkboards and More...
You know how there is that one piece that would complete your home? This is that piece. Designer Magnetic Chalkboards.
You know how there is that one piece that would complete your home? This is that piece. Designer Magnetic Chalkboards. Read more
I came upon this business concept in a way accidentally. I had purchased a very large frame from an art store in Boise a number of years ago. I decided to make it into a magnetic chalkboard and displayed it on the wall in our living room. It took up the whole wall and was definitely a statement piece.
I went to many different craft stores looking for magnets and couldn't find anything other than plastic primary color fridge magnets....ugh...then I started looking for large letters that I could glue magnets on the back of. It was practically impossible to find what I was looking for. As I was attending the University of Utah I took fabrication classes and learned all about different ways to have things made. As I started using a laser cutting machine, CNC Router, and water jet cutting machine I started making things for my chalkboard. I was addicted. I could make just about anything. All I had to do was design it on the computer, and I could take these files to people and voila...I had magnets! I took my huge chalkboard to a craft fair where I was selling some artwork that I had made with the intention of writing prices on it. After so many people asked if they could buy the chalkboard, I just knew I had something special. When people came to my home they would ask me where I got my fabulous chalkboard and wanted to get one too. I just knew there was a market for it and I was just the person to get it out there.
I started this business so that everyone could enjoy these beautiful magnetic chalkboards even if they weren't confident in their skills of drawing/writing. They can be used anywhere and for any event. Chalkboards are the easiest way to add a graphic a pop into your home. You can change it at any time and make it look completely different simply by placing or rearranging different magnets or using our awesome Chalk Transfers and Chalk Paste. You can reuse magnets on the board from previous years and make it a new design. To me, it is the ultimate home decor piece that makes it easy to decorate for special occasions and holidays with little to no effort, and it is always fun! I love what I do, and I hope that is reflected in the quality and creativity of our products.
We are very excited to announce our new products.....Chalk Paste and Chalk Transfers. Through a lot a trial and error we finally have this ready. We knew that there had to be a way that you could somehow stencil a design onto a chalkboard. It took a lot of figuring out, but we did it and we love it! It turned out better than we had hoped! The process is simple and works seamlessly. The results speak for themselves! Now anyone can look like an amazing chalkboard artist and it only takes seconds!
Watch the video below to learn more about Chalk Paste and Chalk Transfers!
*Not all of the designs are displayed above.
We are almost out of our original chalkboard frames. We need your help to order a new HUGE shipment of frames! Our original frames were all gold, we hand painted them one by one to have other color selections. Now that we are growing, we can order frames from the factory finished in the styles and colors that we choose. Hooray! This makes us so incredibly happy!! We have found the manufacturer that we will be using, and they sent us pictures of the frames, but since our frames are different sizes the sample pictures below are not 100% accurate of how they will look when we order them. We like to have maximum usable chalkboard space and extending it past standard sizes does just that.
Decorate for holidays in minutes....
Our incredible magnets make decorating for holidays a snap! It is so much fun and easy to do. You can re-arrange and move magnets around until you are dazzled with the results. They are versatile and can be used in many different places. You can use them on a metal door, refrigerator, cubicle.....any where that has a magnet receptive surface. You kids can even use them in their lockers!
You can display treasures that life gives you.....like seashells from you family trip....
No more stuffing them away in a shoe box.
With the Kickstarter funds we plan to develop an app early next year. This app will allow any smart phone user to take a picture of where you would like a chalkboard in your home. In the app you will be able to drag and drop the chalkboard you like and various accessories, which will allow you to pre designs your chalkboard. In the app you will be able to purchase your design and post it into a gallery that you can share with friends/family, and even share on a global level. When others order something after clicking on your design then, you'll will earn credit towards future purchases with Chalk Couture.
We also plan to add a Magnet Subscription program. You'll be able to build a queue and once you send back the set you have, the next set will ship out. If you love what you have you will have the opportunity to purchase it.
We will also be opening a store locally where you can come and play. We will also be increasing our online presence substantially. All because of your help. Thank you!
What people are saying about Chalk Couture.....
"I happened onto Chalk Couture at a farmer's market last summer. I was just looking for some fresh fruit when I saw this booth that had the most elegantly framed magnetic chalkboards and the most colorful and unique accessories that I had ever seen. I had wanted a magnet board for some time but had never found one that I loved. I fell in love with these literally the second I saw them.
I didn't buy one that day and for weeks afterwards I regretted it. I kept thinking about it and picturing it in my home. I kept picturing where I would hang it and all the things I could do with it. I literally couldn't get it out of my head.
When I finally got one a few months later, I bought some amazing Fall magnets from Tara to go on it. When I hung and decorated it, it wasn't just a magnet board anymore...it was an elegant piece of art that was front and center in my living room. These aren't magnet boards that you hang in an out of the way place to hold your coupons. Tara's boards and her art that has been beautifully transformed into gorgeous magnets should be the focal point of a room.
I love to decorate for the seasons, holidays and special occasions. This allows me to do so in a way that I have never been able to before. I haven't been able to afford a nice piece of art for every holiday until now. I now have beautiful art for Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and Winter. I can't wait to see what Tara has for Spring and every other holiday and season I don't have yet.
One of my favorites accessories though is what drew my attention to the booth at the farmer's market that day--bold, bright colorful magnets for celebrating birthdays. I have put them up when we celebrate birthdays and this alone makes for a beautiful and classily decorated party. It serves as the backdrop for all the pictures taken at the party and honestly, it makes the birthday person feel a little more special as it was put up just for them.
I look forward to continually expanding my magnets and accessories and couldn't be more excited for this company to grow and for more people to be able to experience the elegance these boards and magnets will bring into their home. It truly is one of my favorite things in my home."
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Risks and challenges
We have already been making the magnets that we are selling. If any problems arise from manufacturing abroad we are able to produce them here. We will work around the clock to make everything happen according to plan if we need too.
We will be producing the Chalk Paste in our facilities. The Chalk Transfers are ready to go. All we need to do is send payment!
In the event that there are delays. We will always keep our backers up to date. Our backers are very important to us!
Acts of God
We're based in Utah. Not many disasters happen in our necks of the woods, but if something happens, we'll get through it together. We promise.
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