If you’re space is in need of a refresh, look no further than chalkboard paint. It’s easy to use, versatile and can completely transform any room or thing in a matter of minutes. And then you can write all over it again and again.
Far beyond the traditional use in schools and on signs at cafes, there are tons of creative ways to use the stuff. You can turn your fridge into the ultimate to-do list, finally organize your spice jars or make a table runner that labels your epic charcuterie spread with chalkboard paint. And that’s only the beginning. Don’t believe us? Then check out all the cool ways you can use chalkboard paint below.
13 creative ways to use chalkboard paint around the house
Vintage MirrorHere's a great use for that old scratched up mirror with the beautiful frame. Cover it in chalkboard paint, hang it in your hall and write your inspirational quote of the moment over it. Don't have great cursive? Sincerely Sara D's post has a great hack for that.
GET THE INSTRUCTIONS HERESincerely Sara D
Playtime WallKids love writing on walls -- it's a given. So why not provide them with one wall in the house where they're actually allowed to draw?
GET THE INSTRUCTIONS HEREGoat and Lulu
Table RunnerWho needs a menu when all your food's identified by writing right on the table underneath it? Use it for a wine and cheese night, or for pretty much any other kind of spread.
GET THE INSTRUCTIONS HEREJackie Fogartie Events
DrawerThere's no such thing as being too organized, especially when it comes to our beauty products. And we can think of a few friends (okay, fine, us) who could really use this trick to declutter their bathroom drawers.
GET THE INSTRUCTIONS HERESchool of Decorating
CupboardsIf your loved ones simply can't remember that the mugs are to go on the shelf ABOVE the bowls, you may want to employ this trick of coating the inside of the cupboard doors with paint and literally draw it out for them. That is, so long as they can read...
GET THE INSTRUCTIONS HERELive Love DIY
Inspiration WallThis creative DIYer uses her chalkboard wall for inspirational quotes as well as a little section on the door frame to measure the height of her kids as they grow. Adorable and uplifting.
GET THE INSTRUCTIONS HERELil Blue Boo
HeadboardEncourage your little ones to get creative by installing a chalkboard headboard on which they can sketch out their dreams before they go to bed. Okay Mom, fine, you can help.
GET THE INSTRUCTIONS HERETrailer Trash Treasure Trove
Coffee TableA chalkboard coffee table makes a great addition to the games room. Keep score and let the winner's enthusiastically underlined initials sit as a reminder of their dominance... at least until there's a rematch.
GET THE INSTRUCTIONS HEREKyle Not Really a Dude
Wine BottlesWe love us a good wine bottle DIY (the fun doesn't stop when the liquid's gone). Use spray-on chalkboard paint to coat a few bottles to use as decorations around your home, and then draw or write on them to suit the season.
GET THE INSTRUCTIONS HEREThe Magic Brush Inc
FridgeIf you live and die by your to-do list, this chalkboard paint hack may be perfect for you. Turn your fridge into the ultimate notepad and never forget anything ever again.
GET THE INSTRUCTIONS HEREThe Kurtz Corner
MugsWhat if the “World's Greatest Dad" suddenly has a slip in the polls and becomes the second greatest? With these erasable DIY mugs, you can adjust the title. Dad won't be happy, but he'll get the message.
GET THE INSTRUCTIONS HEREA Beautiful Mess
Spice JarsIs that cumin or garlic powder? Cinnamon or chili? Sort out your spice jars once and for all with this great labeling system. No smell test necessary.
GET THE INSTRUCTIONS HEREThe Picnic World
Potted PlantsMaybe you're the kind of person who likes to name their plants, or maybe you have a tough time telling thyme from rosemary; either way, these customizable pots will add some clarity.
GET THE INSTRUCTIONS HEREShelley Makes