DIY & Crafts, Projects

Chalkboard Paint Projects

October 7, 2013
chalkboard-wall

Do you have chalkboard of some type in your home?  If not … I strongly recommend it!  I love ’em!

We recently added this one to our kitchen.  I use it so much, I’m not quite sure what we did without it. What do you need a chalkboard for, you ask?  Well…allow me to persuade you.

Use one in your kitchen to plan out your menu for the week (and avoid the ‘what’s for dinner’ series of questions).  I just love this cute one from Adventures of a DIY mom:

Menu board from Adventures of a DIY Mom

Menu board from Adventures of a DIY Mom

Or, go big … dedicate an entire wall to a chalkboard.  Check out this one from Lovely Shelter.com:

Chalkboard wall from Lovely Shelter

Chalkboard wall from Lovely Shelter

Label your jars … gives you a reason to leave them out!  Love these diy jars from Creme De La Craft:

DIY jars with labels from Creme De La Craft

DIY jars with labels from Creme De La Craft

Good idea for your next party?  Have guests label the drink glass.  No mixups later!  Check out these from PaperBearPrint on etsy:

Party Glass Labels!

Party Glass Labels!

Or these cups from crafterhours…super cute for bridal shower, engagement party, even a wedding!

Much for festive than a red solo cup!

Much for festive than a red solo cup!

How about applying some chalkboard paint to a platter or large plate … then use to label cheese (or other goodies).  Check out this example below from Savvy Sugar.  She also explains how easy it is to make your own chalkboard paint (with any latex paint + non-sanded grout!).

Custom Cheese Platter!

Custom Cheese Platter!

Now…speaking of platters and chalkboard paint, you may remember my September finds from Mama’s Happy.  An old silver platter + chalkboard paint, and an old serving tray, painted, then with chalkboard paint in the center.

I still have yet to hang them anywhere … waiting to find the perfect place, but I have some ideas I’m throwing around.

 

Write a festive message (then switch it out for the next holiday)?

Write a festive message (then switch it out for the next holiday)?

Hang in one of the boys rooms with a cute saying (this is a mock-up ... for example purposes only! ha!)

Hang in one of the boys rooms with a cute saying (this is a mock-up … for example purposes only! ha!)

Ahhh, so much potential…

Anyway, I do have a chalkboard label project that’s super easy!  Once upon a time I saw something similar on Pinterest (but, for the life of me, I can’t find it!).  If you happen to travel a lot for either work or fun (lucky!), then you may have a stockpile of hotel shampoos, conditioner, soaps, lotions, body wash, etc.   I’ve noticed recently that some hotels have really nice, quality products that you don’t want to go to waste!  Usually they’re 3oz or less, so you can even bring ’em home in your carry on, too.  Once you get home, though, what to do with them?  Here’s a great solution.

 

Help your guests feel at home (or in a nice hotel)!

Help your guests feel at home (or in a nice hotel)!

 

Super simple project that helps your de-clutter your medicine cabinet (or under your sink), and helps guests feel comfortable in your home.  So, make one now, fill with your hotel samples as you accumulate them, and when you have overnight guests … they’ll feel right at home!

These chalkboard labels were made from black vinyl adhesive and cut with a Silhouette (thanks Tina).

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I simply stuck one on these jar (purchased at Home Goods a while back), and wrote my message with a chalk pen.

Love this chalk pen!  Writes just like a marker and wipes clean with a damp cloth!

Love this chalk pen! Writes just like a marker and wipes clean with a damp cloth!

That’s it!  A super simple chalkboard label project to help your organize and clutter (a little at a time, right?).

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Want to see more great chalkboard projects?  Check out the link party below!

 

 

 

 

 

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1 Comment

  • Reply Abby @ Just a Girl and Her Blog October 12, 2013 at 12:34 pm

    What a great roundup! I love how versatile chalkboard paint is! Thanks for linking up at Get Your DIY On! Hope to see you back with your thrifty Halloween projects on Sunday at 7 pm EST! Enjoy your weekend!

    ~Abby =)

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