Chalkboard paint ideas can quickly turn into really stylish projects that can be made to go well in any home. That’s because DIY chalkboard paint can be made or purchased in a wide array of colors and applied to almost any object. (You can also magnetize many objects too.) If you have a modern design aesthetic, all you need is something with really clean lines. If your home has a more classy, cozy feel, the vintage look of chalkboard will look great on any object suited for your place. This is totally flexible.
If you’re interested in making your own chalkboard paint, which can be mixed for as little as a few dollars (for a small jar), be sure to read our post on how to make your own DIY chalkboard paint.
DIY Chalkboard Paint Ideas
Let’s take a look at some inspiring chalkboard paint ideas for projects you can make yourself. A lot of these can be done in a single weekend day, and they all make spicing up or refreshing old things really easy. Let’s dive right into some of the best DIY chalkboard paint ideas from around the web:
Chalkboard Refrigerator Refresh
We found this one at TheHandmadeHome.net blog, and it’s certainly one of the prettiest out there, but there are lots of examples of folks turning a drab, off-white refrigerator into a fun chalkboard one. Inside, the creators Ashley and Jamin explain every step, including using a magnetic primer to make sure the fridge is still magnetic after the chalkboard paint gets added.
Magnetic Chalkboard Sign
This project comes from none other than Better Homes and Gardens. It’s great for brightly colored chalkboards and works well on old mirrors. Just be careful not to break the glass when you’re taking it out to paint it. Again, magnetic primer, either the spray-on variety or the kind you paint on in thin layers, is the key to bringing this chalkboard paint idea to life!
DIY Chalkboard Tray
Perfect for a sign announcing the day’s brunch menu, or for adding an “I love you” to a special breakfast-in-bed treat on a special day, this chalkboard paint tray from HelloLidy.com is a fast first project for someone interested in experimenting with chalkboard paint. All you need is an old breakfast tray sanded down, primed and ready to paint. One of the easy chalkboard paint ideas.
Here’s a really creative chalkboard paint idea from Deb at JustShortOfCrazy.com. It’s a little chalkboard paint added to the bottoms of wine glasses. Deb made these for a bridal shower, but can you imagine passing them out at a holiday party and telling everyone to draw their own white snowflake on theirs so they don’t get mixed up? Perfectly delightful! (Deb notes they’re not dishwasher safe.)
DIY Chalkboard Idea Globe
How could we not include this, one of the coolest chalkboard paint ideas we could find? It’s so creative. One awesome thing about chalkboard paint is it can be applied on all kinds of surfaces. You may have to sand a little first, but even curved things like a globe can make an awesome DIY chalkboard paint project. This one was created by one Richard Ryan Rocketsauce. His Flickr account has all the instructions.
What are your favorite DIY chalkboard paint ideas? Are there any special tips you have about bringing your chalkboard paint ideas to life? I’d love to hear about them in the comments.