Chalkboard paint based décor has picked up a lot of steam since the medium is no longer used in schools to create blackboards. While its use in the nursery is not uncommon, a lot of people are using the good old chalkboard to create a lot of fun and functional items around the house.
Most people find it hard to hold onto their drink glass at a gathering at someone’s house. This is where individual coasters made from chalkboard paint can help people remember which glass or mug is theirs. The host simply needs to scribble the names of guests on these coasters before handing out drinks. They can place their glasses or mugs on their name coasters so they don’t pick up someone else’s.
A place for inspirational quotes
Like to motivate yourself with cute quotes but hate having to print them out? You can always chalkboard paint to create a niche space where you can scribble words that motivate you. And when you need to display a different quote, you can simply wipe the previous one and start afresh without wasting paper and printer ink.
Calendar on the wall
Most of us like to have day planners and calendars but those often fail to deliver the messages when they are kept away in drawers and shelves. However, if you paint a chalkboard calendar on the wall right above your workstation, you can easily create an easy to see, easy to edit day planner.
Shopping list memo pad
Hate forgetting what you needed to put on a shopping list before hitting the grocery store? You can always paint a strip of blackboard right in your kitchen and use it to scribble down notes as you go along. This way, you’d have a big visual reminder of what you need from the store.
Buying a bunch of similar looking canisters may make your kitchen look more organized till you forget what you had in which canister and have to go through them all to find what you need. However, painting a chalkboard label on such canisters will allow you to keep you kitchen organized and your food stuff labeled. And you can always wipe the chalk scribbling off the chalkboard paint label and use the canister to store something else.
You can use chalkboard paint ideas to make use of the last bit of paint in a chalkboard paint jar or to get more function out of items that may already be in your house.