Chalk It Up: 40 Creative Ways to Use Chalkboard Paint
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Chalk It Up: 40 Creative Ways to Use Chalkboard Paint

Oh chalkboard paint, how do we love thee? Let us count the ways. You help us turn tabletops into brainstorming space, turn mismatched dishes into a customizable set of chalkboard china, and simply know how to bring the party. Here are 40 creative chalkboard paint projects you can DIY in a cinch.

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1. Heart Wall Clock: Tick tock! We created this darling heart clock for Valentine’s Day. We love that it doubles as a message board. (via Brit + Co.)

2. Chalkboard Headboard: No room for a proper headboard? Paint one on the wall and use chalkboard paint so you can change it up whenever you want. (via Poppy Talk)

3. Painted Wine Bottles: Painted wine bottles make great table numbers or favors at a wedding or event. (via Bell’alimento)

4. Chalkboard Herb Pots: Not sure what you planted where? (via JoAnn)

5. Glass Set: We took a bunch of glasses and mugs and added stripes of chalkboard paint to create our own personalized set of chalkboard china. (via Brit + Co.)

6. Chalkboard Pendants: Not sure about the “I am crazy” tag but we love the idea of using these as DIY name tags. (via Poppies at Play)

7. Chalkboard Drawers: Trouble keeping that dresser organized? Write down what goes where and everyone at home will follow suit. (via Home Life)

8. Workspace Bulletin Board: We love the idea of surrounding our workspace with places to draw and brainstorm. (via Interior Design Tips + The Diversion Project)

9. Chalkboard Mug: Like our dishes, this mug is ready to be customized for any personality. (via Wit and Whistle)

10. Tabletop: Love the idea of drawing on the proper table setting so you never have to second guess yourself when hosting a dinner party. (via HGTV)

11. Chalkboard Fridge: So cute! A great move for old or ugly refrigerators. (via HGTV + The Fancy)

12. Punch Decals: These decals are a super cute way of labeling all the different beverages at a brunch or birthday party. (via Vintage Blooming)

13. Chalkboard Globe: We have mixed feelings about covering up an entire globe but do love the look of this spherical chalkboard. It might be the perfect thing for those faded and torn globes you see at flea markets. (via My Hoot Designs)

14. Chalkboard Stairs: How adorable are these? Just remember to tell your kids that not everyone in the neighborhood has stairs you can write on. (via My Home Rocks)

15. Chalkboard Christmas Tree: We know Christmas is a long way away, but it’s never too early to start thinking about a non-traditional Christmas tree. (via A Legg Up)

16. Spice Rack: Love this fake frame around 3 simple shelves. (via Inspiration for Home)

17. Chalkboard Headboard: Write messages of love to your significant other whenever you go out of town or leave early in the morning. (via Home & Garden)

18. Chalkboard Tags: Great for gifts, wedding favors, and for labeling drinks and bites at a party. (via Lil Blue Boo)

19. Roll Up Blackboard: We totally love these roll up blackboards and might need to make a few for Brit HQ. (via WALLAB)

20. Message in a Bottle: For our modern take on the message in a bottle, we created an album of photos on a USB stick and attached it to a bottle. Use chalkboard paint to make a cute label for the front. (via Brit + Co.)

21. Wooden Chalkboard: Did you know that clear chalkboard paint exists? Seriously! (via Sugar and Cloth)

22. Chalkboard Matchboxes: These are insanely adorable and the puns are endless. (via Ciera Design)

23. Chalkboard Table Runner: How gorgeous is this entire scene? (via Hey Look)

24. Chalkboard Table: If you’ve got a raggedy old table that needs an update, add chalkboard paint! (via Design*Sponge)

25. Ceramic Planters: You know what April showers bring…! (via RossLab)

26. Drink Labels: Forget about wine charms – use adorable decals to keep track of whose drink is whose. (via Vintage Blooming)

27. Framed Chalkboard: For a pretty simple hack, get a gorgeous frame and put it around a chalkboard or canvas painted with chalkboard paint. (via Song of Style)

28. White Label Jars: These are actually old spaghetti sauce jars! We love the combo of opaque white paint, brightly colored lids, and chalkboard labels. (via Creme de la Craft)

29. Chalkboard Advent Calendar: Another one for the holiday season, we’re in love with the playful yet chic look of this advent calendar. (via Oh Happy Day)

30. Chalkboard Notebook: This is such a cute way for your favorite composition book to double as a chalkboard. (via Warm Hot Chocolate)

31. Hanging Memo Board: We totally love this giant hanging tag! (via 101 Woonideeen)

32. Chalkboard Pumpkin: Afraid of the carving knife? (via Real Simple)

33. Chalkboard Butter Dish: We like the look of this but think it would be even cuter for a cheese dome or three. (via Craft Wars on BuzzFeed)

34. DIY City Blocks: Um, can you say totally amazing toy that I wish I had when I was little? (via HelloBee)



35. Chalkboard Vase: Another cute idea for a wedding table, it’s easy to turn any old vase into a chalkboard one. (via BHLDN)

36. Chalkboard iPad Display: Want an iPad display that doesn’t look so darn lonely without an iPad in it? (via Shanty 2 Chic)

37. Magnetic Chalkboard Spice Rack: Love the combo of magnetic and chalkboard paint in one. (via Addicted to Decorating)

38. Chalkboard Washi Tape: Um, chalkboard paint and washi tape? We just died and went to DIY heaven. (via Inspiration Ave)

39. Wrapping Paper: We love this idea taken to the next level by using boxes you can use over and over again. (via Going Home to Roost)

40. Chalkboard Haunted House: Spooky, scary, and loads of fun for trick-or-treaters. (via Oh Happy Day)

Naturally, Ryan Gosling approves of chalkboard paint.

What’s the coolest chalkboard paint project you’ve seen? Tell us in the comments below. And be sure to follow our Chalkboard Projects board over on Pinterest for more ideas!