Saturday, January 7, 2012

Chalk It Up! Creative Uses for Chalkboard Paint

Think chalkboards are only for school rooms?

Think again!

Chalkboard paint, a special type of paint available

at craft and home improvement stores, dries to a 

wonderful chalkboard finish.

What a great way to add personal flair throughout 

your home. Take a look at some of these great

ideas for inspiration and imagine the possibilities!

Platter chalkboard by miekekanis via Etsy

Framed chalkboards by ShugabeeLane via Etsy 

The most awesome kitchen wall EVER
(wall by lovelace interior design)

Chalkboard Door Done!

Chalkboard pantry door

Another pantry door with chalkboard paint


Bedroom wall with chalkboard paint

Unknown source, from Pinterest

Art chalkboard wall with DIY instructions from Michelle Lunt

Behind an old frame = great look!

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Chalkboard door


Chalkboard calendar made from an old window frame

Dining room chalkboard wall

Painted directly onto furniture: Wonderful! (and wonderful tutorial for this project from Whipperberry!  *be sure to follow her directions for seasoning your chalkboard before using it!)

Chalkboard coffee table-top: perfect for keeping score on game night!
(from Better Homes & Gardens)

Wine wall = Fabulous!

Creative place settings (via Martha)

Photo via Pottery Barn

What fun! I wish I had this when my girls were this age!  (fabulous project from Nest of Posies)

Coordinate the chalkboard paint to your mudroom (directions at end of post) image via Martha

Customize your decor - inspire yourself!
via BrookeAckley

Framed chalkboards by ShugabeeLane via Etsy  (above and below)

Chalkboard to-do list by A Beach Cottage

Kitchen island by Dear Lillie

Chalkbaord door DIY

 To get this look: begin with a base coat of chalkboard paint, and then mix in varying
amounts of white chalkboard paint to create the lighter squares.
  via Martha

Custom Colors How-To from Martha Stewart

Start with flat-finish latex paint in any shade. For small areas, such as a door panel, mix 1 cup at a time.
1. Pour 1 cup of paint into a container. Add 2 tablespoons of unsanded tile grout. Mix with a paint stirrer, carefully breaking up clumps.
2. Apply paint with a roller or a sponge paintbrush to a primed or painted surface. Work in small sections, going over the same spot several times to ensure full, even coverage. Let dry.
3. Smooth area with 150-grit sandpaper, and wipe off dust.
4. To condition: Rub the side of a piece of chalk over entire surface. Wipe away residue with a barely damp sponge. (directions from Martha Stewart)                                                          

Or....Make Your Own Chalkboard Paint! 

1 cup of flat paint + 2 tablespoons unsanded grout = chalk paint!

Yes - you can make it in any color!

Take a look at colored chalkboard paint...

Chalkboard globes bluebellbazaar on Etsy

Chalkboard paint pumpkin - great for kids!

Chalkboard paint cabinets

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