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DIY This! A Simple Chalkboard Calendar that Anyone Can Make

by Holly Wade

 

DIY This! A Simple Chalkboard Calendar that Anyone Can Make

January is a time for getting organized and making resolutions to STAY organized. Easier said than done, right? To start small, try making this simple DIY chalkboard calendar that you can reuse every month to keep your dates straight. Store it in your office or use it as a command central for your family. The great thing about a chalkboard calendar is that it's easy to use and erase when plans change because they always do!

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Make It: DIY Modern Chalkboard Wall Calendar

by Capree K

Make It: DIY Modern Chalkboard Wall Calendar

If puppy and kitten calendars aren't quite your thing, we've got a sweet DIY project that's sure to tickle your modern-aesthetic-loving fancy!     

I love that this calendar can be used year after year, not to mention the fact that it's just plain awesome to look at. To recreate the look, all you need is some chalkboard paint and a bit of painter's tape. Check out Stylizimo for tips and a tutorial on getting your calendar grid looking...

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Make a Chalkboard Gift Tag

by DIY Maven

Make a Chalkboard Gift Tag

Pretty Handy Girl came up with the idea to make REUSABLE gift tags with the help of chalkboard paint. She employed standard black spray paint, but now that we know you can make your OWN chalkboard paint in ANY COLOR, I thought I'd whip one up in red using balsa wood.  

Here's PHG's ingredients:

And here are mine:

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Before and After Chalkboard Chair Makeover

by DIY Maven

 

Before and After Chalkboard Chair Makeover

Welcome to a new feature here on Curbly! It's called...drumroll, please....Make Over Mondays!! (Okay, so you could figure that one out by the totally awesome banner above.) Anyhoo, Mondays are going to be devoted to fabulous befores & afters. So if you like a good makeover (and who doesn't?) make sure you visit every Monday for your makeover fill. And if you've got a good makeover of your own to show off, don't worry, Tuesday through Friday are still available*.

created at: 2010/02/08

And now for the make over....chairs!! But not just any chairs.

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Make Your Own Chalkboard Paint.

by Chris Gardner

Historically, they were called blackboards, and then sometime in the mid-20th century, they became green, and thus chalkboards. Now, you can turn anything chalkable, but are mostly limited to the original black.

Make Your Own Chalkboard Paint.

Until now.

"The Craft at Home blog has a recipe that makes any acrylic paint of your preference chalk-friendly, though darker colors are still more effective as an actual writing surface. That recipe requires powdered tile grout and...

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Chalkboard Vinyl Decals

by DIY Maven

Las Vegas Sign

Hu2's selection of wall decals include a chalkboard variety. That's right; you can jot down messages on them, erasing them as the mood strikes. The decals themselves have a fun retro vibe. The prices range from anywhere between £19 and £35 or about $31 to $58 US.

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Totally DIYable Chalkboard Clock!!!

by DIY Maven

Totally DIYable Chalkboard Clock!!!

Check out this $78 chalkboard clock available at Urban Materials. How easy would this be to replicate? Seriously?! Pop a cheap old clock out of its frame–if it has one–paint it over with chalkboard paint and give its hands a coat of white and you’re done. Okay, so this expensive version also has a magnetic face, but still...a chalkboard clock....how cool is that??!!

P.S. Another alternative = A square of plywood or MDF + some clock works from...

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Make a Message Center that Multi-tasks

by DIY Maven

Make a Message Center that Multi-tasks

Okay, you could paint an entire wall in your office or kitchen with blackboard paint, but do you really want to make that commitment? And sure, you can write notes on a blackboard wall, but what about those business and appointment cards you accumulate, where do you stick those? Here's a recent project that takes care of both of these problems.

How we made our new multi-tasking message center:

First, we cut a piece of 3/4" MDF down13" x 24"...

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