Saturday, January 17, 2009

Fun With ChalkBoard Paint


I'm sure we all know you can make your own message board with some chalkboard paint. But did you know you can use chalkboard paint on all kinds of things? It works really well on all types of surfaces from metal to wood. I painted a little rectangle on this galvanized tin and wrote "Bloom!" and then potted some hyacinths. Here's how -


Step 1 - tape off the area you want to cover with chalk board paint

Step 2 - paint, let it dry and carefully peel off the painters tape.



The mirror screen came from Goodwill and only cost a little over $3!



I've used this same can of chalk board paint for years! It's getting a bit thick now but I just added a bit of water and mixed it well and it thinned out quite nicely!




Here are a few other things I've used chalkboard paint on.


On a plate




Directly on the wall and then I just hung a frame over it



Storage jars


This is the back of my daughter's door. I painted it with chalkboard paint many years ago and we used to write her morning and evening checklist on it. Now she just uses it to draw on.



The uses for this paint are just endless! Here are a few more ideas to get you started. A chalkboard calendar (from the web-sorry don't know who it belongs to) - Martha Stewart has a video tutorial on how to make one (a different one)



Chalk board placemats from Real Simple



A cool chalkboard dresser from FamilyFun.com




Chalkboard paint is a really easy and inexpensive way to personalize things. Plus if you're like me and like to incorporate words and sayings into your decor, this is the thing for you. You can change what it says with a wipe of a cloth! So give it a try!



43 comments:

Terri and Bob said...

That is so cool! I think I want to try this with terra cotta pots! Wouldn't that make great secretary gifts... a little square of chalkboard paint on a terra cotta pot full of impatients... with various messages chalked in...

Sheryl said...

Oh, I just love those ideas! And yes, GREAT for gifts. I am going to have to get some chalkboard paint. I've never used it before. Thank you for the ideas.

Sheryl

Lady Katherine said...

Love the pot with Bloom, and the flowers! Great idea! You have been busy, you must be feeling better!

Kelly said...

I have got to get some of this paint! Thanks for the great ideas

Kathleen Grace said...

The wall by my back entry is all chalkboard paint. I love that I can leave messages or just draw something fun. I never get tired of it!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Great ideas - thanks for sharing.
I really like the mirror - great buy.

Jen r. said...

I love it! I have to get and get me some of that!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

You have given us some great ideas! I would never have thought to put it on a tin planter! So creative. laurie

glorv1 said...

Those are great ideas Manuela. I watched Martha Stewart when she painted a few things with chalkboard paint. Great fun ideas, thank you.

glorv1 said...

Chalkboard paint is great. I learned from Martha Stewart. Your ideas are great.

Sarah @ Thrifty Decor Chick said...

LOVE those ideas and that mirror is beautiful!! I have a large one I put on our wall for our son. He loves it! I also have a little project planned for somewhere else I can't wait to do!! Thanks for so many great ideas!!

bj said...

What great ideas...I especially love your BLOOM. Thanks for the great tips...
xo bj

Sue said...

I never thought the chalkboard paint worked...but you did wonderful things with it....I will have to find some project to do...does your brain work overtime thinking up all this good stuff to make??

jen said...

I love the idea of labeling my storage jars with chalkboard paint. Thanks for the idea!!

Jen

SherryBee said...

Oh my gosh! PLEASE come to my house and help me make it purdy like yours!
I just love your red and white decorations/collectibles! I don't 'collect' anything...I wish I did....
Have a great week, Manuela!

southerninspiration said...

Yes! I suggested to a friend that she paint the side of her island with chalkboard paint. She painted the side that faces the sink and doesn't face outward to the kitchen for her grands to write on. They love it.

Suzanne

PamperingBeki said...

How CUTE Manuela!

I actually didn't know you could grow hyacinth indoors so I'm as impressed by that as I am the projects. haha!

Nicole ~ said...

It is so amazing what you can do with chalkboard paint. I really like all of the ideas you have shared with us.

Nicole~

Amanda @ Morning Glory Cottage said...

Hi Manuela,
I love your chalkboard paint ideas. I've been thinking about painting my pantry doors in the kitchen with chalkboard paint. Thanks for the motivaion!

mrsjones6 said...

Chalkboard paint is so much fun! I have also painted my glass canisters. We are in the process of painting cabinets in the kitchen. I used chalkboard paint on a set of double doors to use as a memo board. It looks cute.

I am so glad that you are feeling better. These winter illnesses are tough!

Have a great week,
Jen

Mrs. Rabe said...

Fun Ideas!

Simply Me Art said...

I just Love Chalkboard paint to Manuela. Great Ideas. Have a wonderful week, Jamie

Kimm said...

I didn't realize there were so many options, great ideas! And I'm glad to know that one can of paint lasts so long. thanks

Mary Ellen said...

I love this post. I have been wanting a chalkboard wall in our living area. There are two small wall spaces I am considering. But I love all the unique ways you incorporated it. I never knew it could be applied to plates or tin. Thanks so much!

Ally0005 said...

So cool. I may try it on other items also.

Tanya said...

I love chalkboard paint!!! These are some great ideas. The plate is too cute and I have been debating about painting on the back of my son's door. It looks great!

Katie said...

Thanks for all the cute ideas! I love the plate!

Angie said...

Love every single idea you showed! I may have to do this on my laundry room door that is in the kitchen. My son would love to be able to scribble on it!

Knitty, Vintage and Rosy said...

Hi Manuela:

I am so happy I found you again. I actually found your old blog a while back and you had just closed it down.

Glad to see you are blogging again.

Lisa
Knitty, Vintage and Rosy

glorv1 said...

Hi Manuela, come to my blog and pick up KREATIV BLOGGER AWARD.

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

I love chalkboard paint! I think I need to copy you with the little sign on the planter. It is adorable!
Carrie

Darlene said...

I LOVE your chalkboard paint ideas. I too LOVE chalkboards!!!

salmagundi said...

Somehow I missed this post earlier. Cute ideas! Glad you are feeling better. Sally

Storybook Woods said...

Great ideas. I have heard that acrylic paint does the same thing as chalkboard paint. But I do not know if it is true. Clarice

Linda's Blue Gate said...

I have never seen so many uses for the chalk board paint..... love them all..... but on the glass storage jars is pure genius...
HUgs
Linda

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Love all of these wonderful ideas! My favorite is the placemats...Do you know if they just painted on regular old vinyl placemats?

Sue said...

Hi Manuela....You have been tagged with a Meme...I hope you haven't done one recently like I told everyone else, I can't keep up with who has and who hasn't....the rules are on my blog plus lots of very uninteresting things about myself including my prom date....

Toni from NC said...

Great ideas! I'm inspired to paint my home-office door.

DomesticDivasFancy said...

I love those ideas...I have never thought of doing anything with chalkboard paint, but that is fab!

Ashley Nichole.

june@craftyniche said...

I need to get some chalkboard paint! I love your ideas. Thanks for coming to my blog. :)

Donna said...

I love that idea! I think I may have to do some projects!

Donna

beth at aunties said...

You have amazing and wonderful ideas. The chalkboard with be so fun for our grandchildren. I like all the ways you have used it!

Thanks for sharing. There is an award or tow on my blog for you:)

Susie Q said...

So cool! I really want to try this...I have been itching to use chalkboard paint on the insets of my pantry doors.This might motivate me!!