Turning a surface into a functioning chalkboard is the latest fad in decorating. Try one of these unique, Pinterest-inspired ideas for ways to freshen up your decor with chalkboard paint.
Chalkboard paint is the latest and greatest craft tool to have on your shelves. You can buy it or make your own and then use it to transform anything from the glasses in your cupboard to the potted plants on your front porch. We searched our favorite place for DIY projects, Pinterest, for the best of the best chalkboard paint projects and here are the ones we love the most…
Spring planters (and a chalkboard paint recipe too!)
If you are looking for a way to liven up your front porch or walkway, try painting your planters with chalkboard paint. We love this idea from Centsational Girl. You can customize a welcome message for whoever may be visiting and even experiment with different colors depending on your decor. And best of all? She did all the work for us when it comes to creating the perfect recipe for chalkboard paint. You won’t regret pinning this fabulous link!
Chalkboard wine glasses
Having friends over for an evening glass of wine or hosting a cocktail party and looking for that special touch to show you have paid attention to every detail? Try these chalkboard paint wine glasses, and you will be the hostess no one can forget. Just Short of Crazy found a unique way to transform any glass, giving you a great way to welcome your fabulous friends.
Magnetic pantry door
Who needs a bulletin board or pages and pages of grocery and to do lists when you can incorporate it all right into your pantry door? This cute and creative idea from Girl in Air will transform any kitchen door into a functional and fun space where you can list the weeks activities and the kids can doodle while you cook dinner.
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Art activity wall
Before you decide on what color paint or what pattern of wallpaper you are going to use in your son’s or daughter’s room, you must see this amazing art activity wall also from Girl in Air. Complete with sliding ladder and a magnetic surface, this chalkboard paint project creates the perfect playspace in any child’s room. Your little one may never want to leave!
Garage chalk wall
Who says that your garage is just for the lawnmower and your husband’s rows and rows of tools? This awesome idea for a chalkboard wall in your garage from Mommy Loves Coffee will completely transform what was once a dull space. The kids can play outside rain or shine as they craft their own creations on your garage wall and the chalk dust and crumbs can be swept easily outside. What could be better?
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If you weren’t tempted to experiment with chalkboard paint we hope you are now. Start pinning away and let us know what project you are planning to try first!
Watch: How to make your own chalkboard paint
Learn how to make your own chalkboard paint.