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.
If you’re keeping score, do it on an oversized outdoor chalkboard. They’re easy to DIY and we love how multipurpose they are. When you’re not keeping score, it’s an art canvas or menu display for more formal get-togethers.
This sitting room would not be complete without the chalkboard cube table which adds creative flair to an already creative space. The blue and white striped wallpaper is accented by a bright orange throw pillow and modern piece of wall art.
This playroom wins serious style points! The sofa uses perennials fabric for ultimate durability and has a soft frame so kids can climb and jump on it. The back of the room has built-in cabinetry for art supplies and a sink to wash brushes and messy hands. Colorful pillows keep the mood fun and light. Sofa: Restoration Hardware Cloud Sectional; Pillows: CB2
Never underestimate the power of art, even in the bathroom. Oversized artwork can make a dominant design statement in a bathroom. Here, the large image and neutral colors of this smiling Buddha, selected by McNeal Walker Interiors for $20 at a home discount store, create a tranquil focal point and draw the eyes up and away from the more functional parts of the room.
The monochromatic mix of neutral tones and highly textured elements in this sophisticated living room creates a warm, calming ambiance. The chalkboard art on either side of the fireplace is installed on rolling panels that conceal generous storage space.
An open floor plan keeps the different living areas of this home—kitchen, dining and living rooms—from feeling small and cramped. In the kitchen, a chalkboard wall makes a playful spot for kid's art and family messages.
A chalkboard doubles as wall art and a message center at the entrance of this kitchen. White cabinets surround the space, and a large kitchen island provides a breakfast bar area, complete with barstools and pendant lighting.
Take a time-out from ping pong in this cozy reading nook with recessed lights and colorful pillows. Use the chalkboard to keep score, play tic-tac-toe or create your own art. Ample storage space under the bench keeps clutter out of sight.
Your child can pretend to be a mountaineer in this playroom painted with peaks and valleys. Shelves provide ample space for organizing toys and books, and a table with small stools is the perfect spot for kids to create art or do puzzles. A door covered with chalkboard paint provides a reusable canvas, and a graphic blue rug hides the inevitable spills.
That chalkboard sign couldn't be more right. From the moment they walk through the front door, the owners of this home in Lehi, Utah will feel at ease thanks to bright white walls and their favorite art pieces.
This dreamy girl's bedroom gets its warmth from a mix of colors and textures. A crystal chandelier adds elegance while the bright colors in the bedspread keep the look youthful. A chalkboard in the corner creates a fun arts and crafts station.
To literally make this space more playful, an enclosed staircase was transformed into a clubhouse with a chalkboard wall. Bold, patterned carpet works well in this playroom where solid colored walls and decor don't compete for attention. A built-in desk serves as a designated workspace for art projects.