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15 Creative Ways to Use Chalkboard Paint

Published on: July 19, 2013

DIY chalkboard staircase by Houston Lifestyles & Homes

Houston Lifestyles & Homes shares this sneak peek into one family’s modern, yet rustic urban digs — and those chalkboard stairs are downright incredible! Getting the idea to paint the stair rafters from a magazine, Mom Shelley says that she loves to write colorful, positive affirmations for her husband and little ones to bring them confidence and strength — and, most likely, plenty of smiles. See the full post for the full walkthrough of their home, which features chickens, bees, a kids’ climbing wall and more!


DIY chalkboard toy box by Little Gray Pixel

Another fun and functional goody for your chalkboard wish list, this DIY doodle-worthy toy box featured on Little Gray Pixel provides an easy storage solution, seating and a blank canvas for small hands. (Talk about one fab multi-tasker!) See the rest of the post for additional inspirational DIY chalkboard ideas.


DIY chalkboard refrigerator by This Old House

Take a tip from This Old House and turn your refrigerator into a giant homemade chalkboard.  A win for busy parents who like to stay on top of their never-ending grocery list and weekly calendar, this fun DIY doodle board is also a creative go-to for young artists getting antsy while dinner is being prepped.


Children's chalkboard dresser by Holly Mathis Interiors

Give your youngster a hand when it comes to organizing his clothing with this neat idea for creating a chalkboard dresser found on Holly Mathis Interiors. Not only does it look super-cool and modern, but you’ll never forget where the socks or the “play” clothes live.


DIY chalkboard play table for kids by The Imagination Tree

Instead of buying an all-in-one play table, consider making your own crafty chalkboard table like the one featured on The Imagination Tree. The options are truly endless when it comes to the imaginary worlds and drawings that are yet to be tabled by your little ones! See the rest of the full post for a handy link on creating your own quick and easy chalkboard play space.


DIY chalkboard plant pots by Our Fifth House

Mom Carmel of Our Fifth House shares these adorable terracotta pots that have been personalized with chalkboard paint. And really — it’s hard not to “be happy” when peeping these packed-full-of-personality pots! To make your own, tape up the pots around the area that you’d like to paint, and then once they’re dry, simply deck them out with plant names or welcoming notes for all to see. Quick, easy, and sure to be enjoyed throughout the years!


DIY chalkboard coffee mugs and cups by Cooking Poetry

Though Mom Anita of Cooking Poetry made these adorable personalized mugs with her little ones as a special Father’s Day gift, we think they’d be pretty cool to sip out of all year round. To make your own, you’ll only need three supplies: chalkboard paint, a brush, and a variety of colorful chalk. We love the idea of personalizing your mug each morning with drawings and love notes — talk about a sweet gift!


DIY chalkboard organizing jars by Girl Loves Glam

Leave it to Mom McKenzie of Girl Loves Glam to break out the colored chalkboard paint! If your craft room is in need of some tidying up, consider making these bright and beautiful color-blocked DIY organizers to store all of your art supplies. This project not only offers up an fun way to get organized, but it also adds a nice pop of color to your creative space.


DIY chalkboard word bubbles by Armommy

Throwing a big birthday bash this year? Why not make some fun homemade chalkboard photo props like these cuties featured on Armommy? Not only will your mini partygoers love making silly faces to match their exclamations, but these quick and easy props can be used time and time again for all of your family’s special occasions. Fo shizzle, as the young ones might say.


DIY chalkboard cupcake toppers by Callaloo Soup

Looking to get creative with this year’s birthday sweets? Don’t miss out on these adorable, personalized chalkboard toppers featured on Callaloo Soup. Mom Francine sells these sweet little guys in her Etsy shop from time to time (email her for more info on custom orders), but they’re also easy to make with some store-bought labels and colorful cardstock. (You may even end up with some guests asking if they can take theirs home — we wouldn’t be surprised!)


DIY chalkboard bedroom wall for kids by Decoist

Forget the rules when it comes to writing on the walls and let your kids’ imaginations run wild with their very own chalkboard bedroom wall, like this one included on Decoist. Certainly one room addition that will continue to “be cool” as your child grows older, this chalkboard will spark plenty of creativity in your mini Picasso!


DIY chalkboard coasters by The Sweetest Occasion

The Sweetest Occasion shares this clever idea for creating DIY chalkboard coasters, and we love that these mini drink surfaces are both fun and functional. Whether you’re playing a couple quick rounds of Tic-Tac-Toe, or simply marking your guest’s drink territory, these funky little coasters will garner plenty of attention (and use!) from all.


DIY chalkboard kitchen jars by Our Fifth House

Organize your kitchen and look stylish while doing so with this neat idea for making chalkboard kitchen labels featured on Our Fifth House. If you don’t care to make your own decorative labels with paint, Mom Carmel says she swears by the Martha Stewart line found at Staples.


DIY chalkboard dinner table by Design Sponge

Add a touch of spunk to your weeknight meals with this playful idea for creating a chalkboard dining table featured on Design Sponge. Once a $75 Craigslist find, this table is now a hip and modern gathering spot for friends and family to share meals, laughs and a nightly dose of creativity.


DIY chalkboard calendar by Momtastic

Who knew there were so many crafty chalkboard products on the market these days? If your family is in need of a new household calendar, consider making your own with chalkboard contact paper, like this one included on Momtastic. Date changes and late additions? No problem! Simply erase and rewrite to your heart’s content. See the full post for the full walkthrough.

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