Add custom artwork, or just a to-do list, to your kitchen by including a chalkboard backsplash. This kitchen even features the chalkboard behind open shelving, perfect for labeling where all the dishes go.
Chalkboards can hang over the mantel or, in this case, stand in for it entirely! This clever faux mantel wall hanging from designer Brian Patrick Flynn is a smart solution for apartment dwellers or renters.
Though no longer the crafting new kid on the block, chalkboard paint remains popular, especially when used in a clever way, like this chalkboard gift tag which is painted directly onto the Kraft paper wrap. Thanks to Kraft paper's thickness, you can paint it and the wrinkles will flatten out as the paint dries.
Children are encouraged to draw on the walls in this bedroom space, thanks to the easy-to-clean chalkboard painted wall. Red stripes frame the chalkboard space, matching the energy of the room's young occupants and relating the feature to the boldly colored furnishings in the space.
Painting particle board with chalkboard paint creates a budget-friendly and practical kitchen backsplash. Write your to-do list, recipe ingredients and calendar events in the one spot in your home where everyone is sure to see it.
Chalkboard paint adds a splash of color and will help guests keep track of their drinks. For this project, you'll need: wine glasses, chalkboard paint, bucket or small bowl for the paint, chalk sticks, rubbing alcohol and paper towels or a clean cloth.
Search the gift wrap, school supply or arts and crafts section for chalkboard paper, card stock or ID tags. To outfit them as napkin rings, cut them into 3-inch wide by 3-inch long strips, then make 1-inch slits with scissors. Wrap the chalkboard paper around the napkin, then secure it in place by tying ribbon through the slit.
A jumble of antique finds—mirrors, artwork, globes—makes this cabinet a fascinating conversation piece. There's also convenient hidden storage behind two closed-door cabinets and drawers, as seen on HGTV's Restored by the Fords.