The Many Uses for Chalkboard Paint, Part II
Back in August we shared some ideas for using chalkboard paint in your home. Well, we’re back with more ideas — chalkboard paint is so versatile and so fun!
I love chalkboard paint so much I used it as my kitchen backsplash. I was afraid it would make the small kitchen look even smaller and darker, but so far it hasn’t.
In the corner by the stove there is an entire wall for the kids to doodle. (Don’t worry, the kids aren’t allowed back there while the stove or oven are in use.) And if I’m cooking and I need to leave myself a note, I can just write it on the wall — comes in handy when you are inventing a new recipe.
One tip: Let the first coat dry completely before applying the second coat otherwise the first coat rubs off. You’ll need 1-3 coats, but each coat dries pretty quickly.
We mentioned these gift tags in our last post and I’ve been itching to make them ever since. I bought the tags at Michael’s for about a quarter a piece. They come in a variety of shapes — round, oval, square, heart, even seasonal shapes like angels and trees. You have to drill a hole in them (make sure to do this before you paint) and add a ribbon or string. The best part is your gift recipient can use them again for another occasion — just wipe clean with a damp towel.
Painted terra cotta pots are one of my new favorite projects. Here are the pots pre-paint, while drying, and then filled with all sorts of goodies.
They can be used as a centerpiece on a table, placecards at a meal, goodie bags for a party, or just as decorative accents throughout the house. Here I’ve filled them with jingle bells, candy corn, and fresh herbs from the garden.
I found a bunch of old tins on the side of the road and decided to spray paint the bottom of this cookie tin red and then use chalkboard paint on top. It used to be one of those blue Danish butter cookie tins. This will work for any gift giving occasion — just write the message or contents on top.
Leslie took an old board book her daughter outgrew and covered it with chalkboard paint. Her little girl can now use the book to write her own stories and draw pictures.
There are so many ideas for chalkboard paint — in fact the can says it can go on practically any surface (just try not to get on your hands because it’s really hard to remove). Here are some other ideas we’ve seen for chalkboard paint:
Have you used chalkboard paint? Tell us how you’re using it.
Posted by Katie