I made this chalkboard for my son, Stewart, and his wife. They had just bought their first home. I used good 'ole affordable kid's chalk that comes in a box of about 10. I laid the green chalk on its side and "ribboned" it down through the pine tree. I liked the effect. "Sweet home" is a version of cursive with thicker downstrokes that were built up. This was an easy, simple design, and sometimes that's all you need. I know this home will be sweet for them for a very long time.