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DIY Chalkboard Paint

It’s Saturday and I’m feeling projecty. It’s also April and it’s been snowing for 3 days now! So since I won’t be kicking any projects off at my house today I might as well kick this puppy out of my drafts and pretend I painted something! (while in the meantime I stay in my jammies, make cookies and watch movies all day).

I have a love of chalkboard paint. We had a room in our basement that had chair rail around the middle and hideous wall paper around the top and really dark nasty paint around the bottom. Since we were going to use this room for a playroom we tore the wallpaper off the top and used chalkboard paint from Home Depot around the bottom. We’ve loved it. And I continue to love chalkboard paint.

Here are a few other DIY ideas for what you can do with chalkboard paint:

Refurbished Table with Chalkboard Top
Chalkboard Table
From my friend Brian at HGTV and blogger at

Kids Room
I found these very cute ideas using vinyl chalkboard in kids rooms over at

And then I googled and found so many pretties! Look at these!

Found on

From The Noisettes:

Old Fridge
Got an old fridge? Check this out! I’d love to do this to the freezer in the garage.

An Idea for the Office

In The Garden
Lots of DIY chalkboard ideas on this post from

Magnetic Chalkboard Paint

DIY magnetic chalkboard paint recipe:

Make Custom Color Chalkboard Paint
Great ideas and tutorials from

So for today, I’m just going to pretend that I did something wonderfully crafty and fabulous . . . and just hope that I get my teeth brushed.

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  2. Mark Diamond 04/12/2011 at 7:53 pm

    I love the office idea.. its nice and useful 😀