This DIY Chalkboard Vinyl Decor Is the Coolest Retro-Themed DIY Project!

July 21, 2017

VersaChalk Staff


Let us go retro! It is a flashback to the days when the colors bronze and forest green ensemble makes sense. Dare to go retro with liquid chalk markers? I know a lot of DIY enthusiasts are all for it, especially when they get to experiment with a combination of colors like mint green and salmon pink, copper and aqua, orange and cream, and much more!

Aside from the decade’s colors, going retro also means pulling out the old vinyl records. Over the weekend, I was able to score some vinyl pieces from a garage sale. These vinyls can no longer be played because they are scratched to the core. Which made them affordable purchases and a DIY gold mine for chalkboard art!

Dare to go retro with chalkboard vinyl decor? This is perfect for a theme party, statement pieces for your room or living area, and an awesome gift for your friends who love the era or anything vintage.

chalkboard vinyl decor

Stuff You Need To Make The Chalkboard Vinyl Decor:

  1. A set of liquid chalk marker. A combination of different colors is a must have in order to achieve the retro vibe.
  2. A few pieces of vinyl records. If you are able to score different sizes from a garage sale, those are perfect! Make sure they are no longer playable. If you are not able to find vinyl records, you can also use vinyl sheets instead that are cut into round shapes.
  3. Retro quotes or vintage designs you want to follow. Anything goes!
  4. Bring your DIY energy to the mix!

In this case, the chalkboard art we are creating will be used as decoration pieces for a friend’s diner. Imagine a comfy restaurant with leather seats and high chairs. Plus a juke box at the far corner. Behind the juke box is an empty white wall. The perfect place for a few pieces of chalkboard vinyl decor.

First things first, choose the liquid chalk markers you want to use. There are no mistakes in this DIY activity! Every color combination you can think of can create a retro and vintage feel. You can choose a set of two to three colors at best.

DIY Chalkboard Vinyl Decor Step by Step:

chalkboard vinyl decor

  1. Starting at the center of the vinyl record, you may need to remove the label first. Some labels can be easily peeled off. For some, you may need to dampen it with a wet cloth. If the label can be written over without fuss, you can use a liquid chalkboard marker of your choice to cover it. The vinyl record I’m using has a label that is not too obvious when colored with chalkboard markers. In this case, I’m using a blue liquid chalkboard marker to cover the whole circle print. The solid color will surely pop on the wall!
  2. Now that you have colored the label, it is time to design your vinyl. You can choose any design you want. You can even use quotes if you wish. In this case, the diner is set right beside a beach so I have chosen cool colors and flower designs. Use a different liquid chalk marker this time. To make your design pop, draw the outline of the flower instead of coloring it in. It makes the black vinyl stand out.
  3. And you’re done! All you need to do is hang your DIY chalkboard art on the wall or give it as a gift to a friend who loves vintage.

You can never go wrong with liquid chalk markers and chalkboard vinyl decor. Plus, you can just wipe it off if you make a mistake or want to make a new design.

Are you having a retro themed summer party over the weekend? These chalkboard vinyl decors are just the pieces you need for your wall.

Try this DIY chalkboard art now and go retro!


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