Previous Post Next Post

Crafts & Activities

Brought to you by

15 Organization Projects Using Chalkboard Paint

By craftyamy |

DIY chalkboard calendar

When people think of chalkboard paint they usually think of children’s projects — toy boxes, small easels to draw on, huge chalkboards from elementary school. But chalkboard paint has come a long way, baby! It’s now used in high-end kitchens, on furniture, and for keeping your life organized. You can paint it on nearly any surface, and then once you do, you can write on it as quickly as you can erase!

So in homage to this nouveau decorating technique (and because it’s National Organization Month), I’ve rounded up the best, most practical ways to use chalkboard paint in your home. (One that I need for myself is this chalkboard calendar above. I LOVE that it uses both colored chalkboard paint and an old window! Genius.)  Just click through the jump!

A few tips for using chalkboard paint:

  • Don’t feel like you’re just stuck with black or green — you can make your own custom colors! Read this post for instructions.
  • Pick the right brush for a smooth finish. I prefer a foam roller or brush for application.
  • Use at least three coats on a surface for the most complete coverage.
  • Let chalkboard paint dry for 72 hours before writing on it.
  • Once the paint dries, you have to “condition” the paint with chalk before using. This means you rub a piece of chalk back and forth all over the surface and then wipe it off before using.

nggallery id=’125990′

15 DIY Chalkboard Organization Projects

Kitchen Wall

Keep this week's favorite recipes in a place where all can see. This chalkboard surface also acts as a grocery list!
See more images at House Obsession

Follow Amy on Facebook and Twitter for updates!

Don’t miss the latest from The New Home Ec - Like Us on Facebook.

More on The New Home Ec:
13 Ways to Organize Your Garage
Tips for Painting Like a Pro
14 Useful DIY Organizing Projects


15 Amazing Breakfast Nooks
15 Ways to Organize a Small Home or Apartment
10 Simple Household Items for Organization
20 Great Baby Items and Gear to Make Yourself
25 Adorable Nurseries That Inspire

About craftyamy



Amy Anderson is a crafty, DIY kind of girl who lives in Atlanta with her pug. She writes for Babble Home, and her work has appeared on Design Sponge as well as in Woman's Day and The Huffington Post. Read bio and latest posts → Read craftyamy's latest posts →

« Go back to Crafts & Activities

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, profile photo and other personal information you make public on Facebook (e.g., school, work, current city, age) will appear with your comment. Comments, together with personal information accompanying them, may be used on and other Babble media platforms. Learn More.

10 thoughts on “15 Organization Projects Using Chalkboard Paint

  1. Sarah says:

    Some of these ideas are cute, but some are really useless. Garden stakes? So I guess you have to remove them any time rain is in the forecast or you want to water your plants. And that chalkboard refrigerator? Come on. Now that thing is just ugly as ugly can be! It seems like many of these ideas would create MORE work.

    1. craftyamy says:

      Sarah, the chalkboard stakes could also be used for an indoor herb garden, as another option.

  2. Karen says:

    Even though I was skeptical about “chalkboard” paint, I decided to do 1/3 of 1 wall in each of my childrens’ rooms in the new home we just built. It turned out to be one of the coolest things we’ve done! You MUST use a good primer base and at least 2 coats of the chalkboard paint but the results are remarkable!

    I did a good job of masking the wall (leaving 12″ of wall color near the ceiling, and 48″ of “chalkboard” across the center of 1 entire wall) so I didn’t bother to “trim” the area with any sort of moulding after the painting was done and it really does look great. 2 coats of chalkboard paint over 2 coats of primer gave us a really black chalkboard surface that has turned into a focal point of each childs room. When friends come to visit, they autograph the wall, draw pictures etc with bright florescent chalk.

    Washing off the chalk does however require 2 or 3 times over with a thoroughly washed sponge each time, but when washed properly, you end up with a fresh, clean surface to write on again.

  3. Jagokamma says:

    Aw, this is quite a wonderful submit. Throughout thought I would really like to jot down such as this additionally – getting time and also genuine effort to make a excellent article… but exactly what do We say… I put things off much as well as by no means apparently find one thing completed.

  4. unuthnime says:

    what about betnovate scalp lotion betnovate for balinitis ?
    betnovate side effects betnovate face dermovate crema betnovate
    fucidin cream phimosis betnovate glaxcosmithkline betnovate valerate vream vp betnovate
    betnovate ointment betnovate cream uses betnovate n ointment ?
    buy betnovate scalp application betnovate cream
    betnovate n betnovate dermovate cream for sale betnovate cream
    use of the betnovate ointment
    betnovate scalp lotion betnovate for balanitis betnovate skin cream
    betnovate scalp betnovate capilar rx
    betnovate n benzo betnovate betnovate c ointment what is betnovate oitment cream for ???
    betnovate cream uses betnovate and prednisone side effects betamethasone valerate ointment valerate vream vp betnovate ???

  5. Jagokamma says:

    Numerous medical center are actually providing bonus deals because bonuses with regard to authorized nurse practitioners to visit work with these. A few of the bonus deals are already documented to become a lot more than 20 1000 bucks. Thinking about the elements which impact the actual incomes with regard to RNs, generating a qualification within medical may be worth significantly thinking about. The actual occupation is not going to provide considerable making possible, however fulfillment upon may obtained through looking after other people. In case by simply any kind of opportunity if you’re even now asking yourself should you go after a profession within medical, think about this: from the best fifty greatest work in the usa, based on the study carried out by simply CNN, 2 specific medical work managed to get for the major fifteen, registered nurse professionals from quantity 4 and also registered nurse anesthetists from amount 15. The actual average rn income for the registered nurse specialist is actually $85, 2 hundred 12 months using a top rated spend regarding $113, 000. With regard to registered nurse anesthetists, their own average income is in $157, 000 annual, which includes getting around $214, 000 annually. To start with, an applicant using a high quality certification from the renowned college appears to obtain a much better access income, along with a much better incrementation later on. Therefore the prospect must evaluate the proper program as well as correct college prior to distributing their own software, to make sure a much better income later on. To get more excellent details about somekeyword and somekeyword Specifications we now have a variety of excellent equipment as well as sources on this internet site.

  6. lhunasdfcz says:

    This ensures that the advertiser wants the customers to avail of the information and benefit them . Barr | Aug 3rd 2012 – A company or a company is only as good as their marketing technique.
    cellphone jammer,jammer mobile
    Portable High Power 3G 4G Cell Phone Jammer with Fan

  7. LorClonsrof says:

    In many studies, it has been proven if the ed is not treated on time it can lead to various health conditions such as heart diseases and diabetes.
    In addition to manufacturers of generic viagra, distributors of the products are increasing in numbers at a rapid rate as the profitability becomes more and more evident.
    Did something in particular happen in your life that seems to have triggered your erection difficulties?

  8. Keliadyimmedy says:

    You may also wish to learn some breathing exercises or try yoga!!
    click here
    If you want to discover how to last longer during intercourse, a true method and product to finally cure your ejaculation problems, the link bellow will tell you more about it.

  9. nmnlmyqz says:

    uqoxdchvqc beat by dr dre So koennen welche Hoerer gar nicht eher so schnell aus dem Ohr rutschen und ausserdem der muenzen-fan bekommt trotzdem immer irgendwas im bereich typ Umgebung mit.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *.

Previous Post Next Post