Today we're talking about chalkboard paint. It's an inexpensive, versatile medium that can provide a lot of impact. One of my all-time favorite DIY projects was creating this chalkboard out of an old thrift store painting.
This thing is huge. Almost five feet across. We simply popped the canvas out, gave it a coat of inexpensive chalkboard paint from Michaels, painted the frame and put it back together. Super easy and really fun to use!
I like to keep the chalk in nearby bowl, but you can hot glue a painted-to-match Scrabble tile caddy to the underside as well. This holds chalk perfectly
Since I still have a ton of chalkboard paint left, I thought we could look at some additional ways people have used chalkboard paint in their homes and businesses. Maybe you'll be inspired to get your paint on as well!
*How about turning a mirror into a candy-pink chalkboard?
Photo via Champagne Chic Interiors. Love it!
*This chalkboard globe is so much fun!
Image via MAKE.
*Gretchen over at Cocktail Moms made a chalkboard out of CHALKBOARD FABRIC!
I didn't even know there was such a thing.
Another favorite, from House Obsession's big kitchen reveal!
Wallcandy Arts has an amazing gallery of fun chalkboard shapes for kid's rooms:
*Parea uses the entire wall as their chalkboard menu.
*I love these chalkboard cabinets from Bill On Capitol Hill. Look closely at the handles!
*This chalkboard wall with clock addition is fantastic.
*An exterior chalkboard set in a crumbling aqua wall-fabulous!
*Change your wall color on a whim-with chalk!
*Hang a chalkboard on your porch or back door for messages. How about next to the phone?
*If your decor is more playful you might get away with hanging a small on in your bathroom-dive bar style!
*Paint the top of a table to create a fun coffee or kitchen table.
*Tape off a single panel on a paneled door for an instant chalkboard.
*Try painting the inside of old serving trays for a kitchen chalkboard grouping.
*Keep your chalkboard in a central place. Decorate it with drawings and garlands for holidays.
Fun Flickr chalkboard groups: