Chalkboard paint and spray paint are some of the trendiest crafting tools right now. Easy to use (check out these tips for applying and priming) and you can cover just about anything with them. Check out these original ideas for home decor, gifts, and just about anything.
2. 1. Fridge
Fort he true chalkboard enthusiast — cover the whole fridge! Like this crafty lady.
3. 2. Dresser
Might help you keep those drawers organized. As seen here.
4. 3. Chair
Who needs name tags when you can personalize your chairs? As seen on this delightful blog.
5. 4. Cake
As pretty as the real thing, but it will last a lot longer. Find a tutorial here.
7. 6. Lampshade
Not super practical, but it definitely looks cool. Made by this crafty blogger.
8. 7. Door Hanger
Keep people out with cute decor. As seen on this blog post.
9. 8. Scale
Great way to get your morning pep talk. Pinned here.
10. 9. Tablets
Perfect for to do lists. These ones are made from wood recycled from a 1918 High School bleacher. Found in this Etsy store.
11. 10. Cards
Keep this one in mind for Valentine’s day. Inspired by this shop.
12. 12. Gift Tins
Too late for Christmas, but these could make for fun New Year’s gifts. Check out the full tutorial here.
13. 13. Necklace
Never wear the same necklace twice. You can get the pendant here.
14. 14. Wall Calendar
Mix chalkboard paint to various shades of gray, then paint a grid on the wall. Find the full tutorial here.
15. 15. Jar Toppers
As if homemade jam wasn’t an awesome enough gift, personalize it with chalkboard jar toppers. See how this blogger did it.
16. 16. Globe
Cover the handle of an old globe, coat the globe in chalkboard spray paint, and decorate the world however you like. Check out these directions.
17. 17. Wine Glasses
Dip the base of wine glasses into chalkboard paint, dry, and use them to prevent germ sharing at your next cocktail party. Check out the easy directions here.
Make a clock from an old pot lid by covering it with chalkboard paint, then stenciling on the numbers. Full tutorial can be found here.
20. 19. Coasters
Cover ceramic tiles with chalkboard paint, then back them with felt. Great hostess gift idea, created by this blogger.
21. 20. Cheese Plate
To help you distinguish between Brie and Camembert. Find the tutorial here.
22. 21. Mugs
Mark off an area with painter’s tape, cover in with chalkboard paint, and doodle while you drink. If you bake these in the oven at 300 degrees for 35-40 minutes, they’ll be dishwasher and microwave safe! All the instructions can be found here.
23. 22. Pumps
The cheapest way to wear a new pair of shoes every day. See how to transform your old pumps here.
25. 23. Notebook
Transform an old composition notebook into a personalized journal with these easy steps.
26. 24. Headboard
Change your bed style whenever you like — or turn it into a lamp, landscape, whatever! See how these gals did it.
27. 25. Wreath
Cut a doughnut shape out of fiber board, coat with chalkboard paint, and decorate this year-round wreath for any season or holiday. Find a list of directions here.
28. 26. Knife Block
Paint a plain wooden knife block with chalkboard, then doodle and decorate. See all the steps here.
29. 27. Dining Table
Even better than paper table cloths — you can draw on the table itself. Made by this clever blogger.
30. 28. Eggs
These are papier mache eggs, but it might work on real ones as well (just don’t eat them afterward). Found on this pretty blog.
32. 28. Cupcake Toppers
Label them with flavors, initials, or doodles. Made by this blogger.
33. 29. Spoons
These would make for great plant markers (just don’t leave them out in the rain). Inspired by this Etsy seller.
34. 30. Fireplace
It won’t keep you warm, but it looks awesome. Created by this resourceful homemaker.
35. 31. Piggy Banks
These would make it easy to divvy up your savings. From this flickr stream.
36. 32. Aisle Runner
Not sure what this one says, but it’s so pretty it doesn’t matter. As seen on this blog.
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