15 Inventive New Uses for Chalkboard Paint

By: Faith-towers Feb 28, 2013

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The chalkboard paint trend has been kicking around the Internet for a while now, and some of you may be over it. I, however, definitely am not. I still can't get enough of the stuff!   

I love that it's both attractive and functional, and it's very versatile too. So scroll on to see fifteen fresh new ways to use this ingenius material.

created at: 02/27/2013

1. Place a chalkboard behind your party treats, and label them using chalk arrows. See more photos of this donut themed party here. [Photo: Elsie Larson]

2. This to-do list board is made with clear chalkboard paint; I had never even heard of this! Imagine all the possibilities.... See the full tutorial here. [Photo: Sugar & Cloth

3. A pink door is pretty great... but a pink chalkboard door? Even better. [Photo: Our City Lights]

4. We've seen these wonderful chalkboard table runners, so what about reusable chalkboard placemats? No need for place cards! [Via: Tablecloth Contessa]

5. Add some outdoorsy brightness to your wall with these tree boards. [Via: Facilisimo]

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6. Paint a dresser a bright color and use chalk to label its contents. See a tutorial over on HGTV. [Photo: Janell Beals]

7. Draw train tracks on a chalkboard table for the kids. [Photo: The Imagination Tree]

8. Label the contents of a drawer, then place a clear organizer on top... genius! See instructions here. [Photo: Teal & Lime]

9. Use a chalkboard to send a message to family and friends. [Photo: Hanna Mac]

10. Remove mason jar lids and paint them with chalkboard paint... now you have easy and stylish labels. [Photo: Kitchen Treaty]

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11. Find out how to make these colorful reusable gift tags here. [Photo: The Blackboard]

12. You can even use it in the garage or workroom to label cabinets. [Via: KitchAnn Style]

13. The couple behind Young House Love painted their bar cart so that they could use chalk to write fun notes to their guests. [Photo: Kip Dawkins]

14. Organize your fabric (or anything, really) with small chalkboard signs. [Photo: Rethink Design]

15. Paint your stair risers so you can write inspiring messages to yourself. [Via: Painted Love

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@Hannah great idea! 

You could use the chalkboard paint to turn the cover of a boring note pad/book into something you can draw on when bored.

I use dry erase Crayons by Crayola on chalkboard and they work perfectly! They wipe off and don't create a mess :)


Thanks everyone... I know, isn't that clear chalkboard paint amazing? Et merci Fabyreve!

Just thought I'd add that I clipped this thread to Hometalk.

Merci. Super bonnes idées. et bonnes recettes pour y arriver

Smile from France



Oh I'm loving the clear chalk board paint. That's just too awesome for words.

This is such a fun roundup! I know I'm going to spend half the day clicking around to all those great links. (You'll tell my husband why it's scrambled eggs for dinner, right?) Thanks. Really.

Good tips Mark, thanks for sharing your knowledge!

Great ideas Mark!  Thank you.

You can make the chalk more permanent one of two ways: 1) get liquid chalk. This comes in markers and different sizes. Finds the one that works for you. 2) wet the chalk board first with a damp cloth. This will effectively fix the chalk to the board. You will be able to remove it with a wet cloth. I use chalk board contact papers to cover the fronts of my storage boxes then use a 5mm liquid chalk pen to label them.

Great ideas, but don't forget chalk rubs off easily and is messy.  Anyone have a suggestion for setting it in place?

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