Chalkboard Paint has, whether people like it or not, become a popular design trend over the past year. It is as eye catching as it is functional and I don’t think this bold and daring design movement is ending anytime soon. Particularly because this product has many functional and fun uses and because Benjamin Moore now makes chalkboard paint in over 3,400 colors.
You can turn any space in your home into a writing surface with these chalkboard paint ideas. From a reusable, eco-friendly list maker to a drawing surface, wall calendar, or child’s activity center, these creative ways to use chalkboard paint will make your home even more functional. Here are some fun chalkboard ideas to get your creative energy flowing:
Labeled Dresser Drawers: Teach your kids how to keep track of their clothes by labeling each dresser drawer.
Organized Chaos: Stay organized whether you use it to label some storage bins or tag supplies. Just paint chalkboard squares on your bins and label them with light-colored chalk. Before using chalkboard paint on plastic, we recommend priming the surface with Insl-x® STIX® Bonding Primer (SXA 110).
Personalized Coasters/Glasses: Never lose your drink at a party again with these clever personalized coasters or glasses. For best results, we recommend using a primer—such as High-Hiding All Purpose Primer (046)—for this project. Tabletop Fun: Add colored chalkboard paint to your dinner table and use the space to create personalized place settings for your guests. Or get creative and use your tabletop to create an activity area for the kids! Lunchbox Notes:Get creative and use the lunchbox lid to share encouraging words at lunch or tell your child a funny joke.
Menu Message Board/To-Do List:Keep track of all the things you need to get done by applying chalkboard paint to the inside of a kitchen cabinet door or use the area to post the dinner menu for the week.
Flower Pot or Bowl Labels: If you enjoy growing herbs indoors or hosting a small gathering, paint labels with chalkboard paint. Whether you label the terracotta planters or your salsa bowls its a great way to keep track of things. For best results, we recommend using a primer—such as High-Hiding All Purpose Primer (046)—for this project.
Chalkboard paint can be used in fun and interesting ways — would you use it in your house?