DIY Chalkboard Paint Ideas

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Chalkboard paint has become all the rage. And it’s uses for creating home decor pieces that you can personalize with the swipe of a piece of chalk have become seemingly endless. I love this idea for spray painting wine bottles and then personalizing them with a faux label or design.
These bottles can be used simply as decorative pieces, vases for your favorite flowers or even as pricing structures for store products. Here are a few other ideas that are easy to craft and simple to love!

1. Chalkboard Door. This door is painted with magnetic chalkboard paint making it perfect for the kitchen or office. Write notes or pin schedules, coupons and recipes with a magnet! (Source.)

2. Chalkboard Sign. Create a mini sign to show the way to your wedding or party. (Source.)

3. Chalkboard Storage Cabinet. Cover your child’s cabinet or night stand with chalkboard paint and provide them with a place they can safely draw on the furniture! Or spice oup your own furniture thrift store finds and create decorative drawings that match your decor and can be changed whenever the mood strikes. (Source.)

4. Framed Chalkboard. Re-purpose an old frame or mirror with a bit of paint, then hang on your wall for a handy spot to keep notes. (Source.)

5. Custom Color Chalkboard Paint. Customize your chalkboard paint by mixing white chalkboard paint in with the black. Use the different colors to create a memo board or calendar that can be re-used time and again. (Source.)

6. Chalkboard Labels. Use chalkboard paint to create unique labels such as these which have been spiced up with a little DecoArt Thick Texture Paint. Adhere to jars and containers. (Source.)

7. Chalkboard Serving Tray. Cover a tray with chalkboard paint to make serving fun! (Source.)

Have chalkboards made their way into your home yet? What unique projects utilizing chalkboard paint are your favorite and have they made organization easier for you?

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  1. Great ideas! Can you actually buy chalk paint in a spray form, do you know? And where do you get it from? Hardware stores? Craft stores??

  2. Rust-Oleum sells it in spray can. You should be able to find it at hardware or craft stores but it may depend on your location. It is sold at Amazon online though.

  3. I loooove chalkboard paint! I wanted to paint a small wall in our kitchen with it but my boyfriend wasn’t having it. We got a chalkboard vinyl decal instead..

  4. Well, you can always buy plain labels and go crazy with the chalkboard on those…

  5. I love chalk board paint, too! I just did a wall at my desk for keeping all the miscellaneous notes about my Etsy shop. Organization!!

  6. I think we both have chalkboard on the mind 🙂

  7. Just found this great diy tutorial for making your own chalkboard paint. How to make your own chalkboard paint – DIY from Attempting Aloha Blog.

  8. Such cute ideas, especially loving the wine bottles!

  9. love your ideas what a great idea for party souveniers

  10. Wow, those wine bottles are amazing. What a great idea to bring those to a party and make them personalized for the event and/or host!

    Check out Chalkboard t-shirts…saw this blog awhile back and I had to bookmark it for later.

    (found you via Sarahndipities)

  11. i looove chalk board paint!!! Some great ideas here, especially the bottles.


  12. Love the bottles! And now I have to rush out and look for spray chalk board paint! Thanks for sharing this!

  13. So many chalkboard paint ideas. I would love for you to come and link up this project to my Swing into Spring party. The link opens at 8pm EST tonight. Thanks.

  14. Heaps of great ideas here.
    Thanks for sharing


  15. Great round up of chalkboard ideas! I have some chalkboard paint just waiting to be used…

  16. Ooo, love those wine bottles! Great collection of ideas here!

    -caroline @ c.w.frosting

  17. I love chalkboard paint. Thanks for sharing all these great ideas at the Home Decor and Organizing Link party.

  18. LOVE IT! I’d love for you to share this at my link party. AWESOME IDEA 😉

  19. love the chalkboard tray 🙂


  20. What great ideas!!! Thank you so much! I have a lot of wine bottles that I’ve been keeping to do something with!

  21. Anonymous says:

    Michaels has spray form for chalkboard paint, and also brush on paint

  22. Love your ideas! The wine bottle is so neat but I love all your inspirations! Would love for you to come share this at Feathered Nest Friday sometime 🙂

  23. Some fabulous ideas. I admit to a bit of an addiction to chalkboard paint. Working on a message/calendar board right now.

  24. Just stopping back by to say thanks so much for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday this week! Hope you come share again soon 🙂

  25. Great ideas! Enjoyed seeing them!

  26. Hi Rebecca, I love the chalkboard wine bottles. I just bought an antique frame to make into a chalk board. Thanks for joining my party.

  27. Great collection of ideas! I need to add chalkboard paint to my shopping list!

  28. OMG…Thank goodness we don’t have to pick a favorite, because I would never be able to decide. They are all fabulous ideas.

    Thanks for linking to “Meet Me On Monday”…

    Take care,

  29. Great ideas! I like chalk board paint. Thanks for sharing very creative post. I am very much impressed with the article.
    patio design

  30. Anonymous says:

    You can buy it at Lowes in quarts. It’s Valspar latex chalkboard paint. If you want it lightened, too, you can ask the paint dept employees to add tint to it. (I work at Lowes in the paint dept.)

  31. I really love this. Chalkboard paint just works well on almost everything! 🙂
    I posted a link to this in my own blog:
    Thanks a lot for sharing these great ideas!

  32. Thank you for the inspiring photos of what you can do with chalkboard paint! Have you ever tried any of these using chalk paint? I’ve used it on furniture several times, but not on bottles…does the chalkboard paint scrape off the glass easily?