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Five Simple Chalkboard Paint Projects for the Home

By CENTURY 21 on January 22nd, 2014

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Chalk it up! Five simple DIY projects to make with chalkboard paint.

Chalkboards are not just for the classroom. Use chalkboard paint to decorate your home with these five simple DIY projects.

GET ORGANIZED USING CHALKBOARD LABELS Use chalkboard paint to label just about anything. The possibilities are limitless, but some of our favorite ideas include: labeling Mason Jars for beauty accessory storage, labeling food storage boxes to create the ultimate organized kitchen, labeling spices in a spice rack, and labeling file drawers, cabinet doors, and dresser drawers to easily identify the contents. Make entertaining a breeze by painting labels on wine glasses, pitchers, cheese trays, coasters, and table runners (no more forgetting whose glass is whose). Paint the outside of shelves in a bookcase to organize books alphabetically by author, title, or genre or take it outside by using chalkboard paint to make garden tags and garden pot labels.

Chalkboard Labels

MAKE A FORGET-ME-NOT STATION BY THE FRONT DOOR Write out helpful reminders like “Pick up the kids at three!” “Don’t forget your keys!” and more. We can’t promise that you’ll never forget anything again, but this will certainly help!

Chalkboard Reminder Station

PAINT ROOMS You can use chalkboard paint to paint any room of the house, but we recommend using it for kid’s rooms, home offices, and kitchens. How many times have you heard parents tell their children not to draw on the walls? Chalkboard paint gives kids a large canvas in their own space – your son or daughter might be the next Rembrandt! Use chalkboard paint in a home office to make a calendar, a to-do-list, and a brainstorm board. Use kitchen walls to display a menu, shopping list, or your favorite recipes.

Chalkboard Walls

PAINT STAIRCASES Make a statement by painting your staircase. Use the chalk space to make note of your favorite quotes, mantras, and reminders.

Chalkboard Stairs

PAINT FURNITURE Use chalkboard paint to give old furniture a budget-friendly makeover. For example, write love notes and inspirational quotes on a headboard, to-do-lists and reminders on a desk, table setting and dining etiquette reminders on a kitchen table, a television show schedule on a coffee table, or reading lists and reminders on a nightstand.

Chalkboard Furniture

Did you try one of these projects? Send us your photos on Instagram, Pinterest, and Tumblr with the hashtag #C21 or by Tweeting at us at @Century21. What are your ideas for DIY projects with chalkboard paint?