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What to do with chalkboard paint

Updated on January 24, 2013
chalkboard photo frames
chalkboard photo frames | Source

Chalk board paint is extremely versatile and easy to use. I wanted to share with you some of the best ideas for using chalkboard paint.

The great thing about chalkboard paint is that it is very forgiving and easy to work with, even for the less-crafty among us. You can find chalkboard projects for all skill levels - I hope you find some inspiring ideas.

Grown-Up Chalkboard Paint Projects

  • A Chalkboard Table - My kids love the chalkboard table that we made last year. Right now, it's a great place to play and learn, but in a few years it will also be a great place to do homework.
  • Wine Bottles - I was recently at a wedding shower where the hostess painted wine bottles with chalkboard paint and then monogrammed them in chalk with the new couples initials. What a great way to customize the wedding shower for the bride and groom.
  • A Chalkboard Door - Painting your pantry door with chalkboard paint is a great way to keep organized and add a crafty touch to your kitchen. You can use it to jot down your grocery list or to let the kids doodle while you cook.
  • Picture Frames - There are endless options here. You can get a very wide frame and paint the frame itself with chalkboard paint. You can then write the names of the photo subjects (or anything else) on the frame. Or, you can get a narrow frame, and paint it in a contrasting color to your chalkboard paint. Then, you can paint the glass with chalkboard paint, essentially creating your own mini-chalkboard.
  • Wine Glasses - You can simply paint the base of a set of wine glasses and, voila, you have a unique way to help guests tell which glasses belong to whom.
  • Mason Jars - Looking for a cute way to organize your desk? Paint some up-cycled Mason jars with chalkboard paint, then store your pens, paper clips and other office supplies in individually labeled jars.
  • Indoor Herb Garden - If you have an herb garden in your kitchen window, you can paint a spot of chalkboard paint on your clay pots. Then use chalk to write the name of the herb on each pot. No more confusing thyme with parsley.
  • Pantry Storage - I started storing all my dry goods in glass hermetic jars and mason jars, however, it wasn't always easy to tell the difference between barley and steel cut oats. I started using post-it notes, but creating a chalkboard label on each jar allows for a much more stylish way to organize your pantry.

A chalkboard table is easy and fun.
A chalkboard table is easy and fun. | Source

Kid Crafts With Chalkboard Paint

  • Christmas Countdown - Use a chalkboard to count down the days until Christmas.
  • Chalkboard Pumpkins - Instead of buying new pumpkins each year, simply buy a craft pumpkin and paint it with chalkboard paint. Then your kids can decorate to their hearts content, then do it all over again the next day.
  • Decorative Letters - Paint wooden letters spelling your child's name with chalkboard paint. Then, let the kids decorate the letters before you hang them on the wall. They can add their own style and flourish to their room.
  • A Chalkboard Closet or Wall - Paint your child's coset door or the bottom half of your kids wall with chalkboard paint. My best friend had a chalkboard wall when we were growing up and it provided endless hours of fun, from elementary school all the way through high school.

Have Fun

Working with chalkboard paint is fun and easy. You can choose between multiple colors, typically green or black. The best part, is that it is so versatile. I hope you find some chalkboard paint projects that you have fun with. Tell me about your projects, too.


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    • Written Up profile imageAUTHOR

      Written Up 

      5 years ago from Oklahoma City, OK

      Glimmer - glad you enjoyed it. Let me know if you try it out!

    • Glimmer Twin Fan profile image

      Claudia Mitchell 

      5 years ago

      I keep wanting to try chalkboard paint. This hub just might push me to it. My daughter and her friends would love it (so I would I ). Pinned.


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