Chalkboards aren’t just for the classroom anymore. And let’s face it, they haven’t been for a long time!
Chalkboards are everywhere – from chalkboard labels, to chalkboard walls, to chalkboard art prints. Chalkboards are no passing trend.
At least not anytime soon…
Make Your Own Chalkboard Paint
Chalkboard paint is pretty readily available now, and it’s not even all black or green anymore.
Organize Your Kitchen with Chalkboard Labels
When Dean and I were getting married, one of our wedding showers was a Tupperware shower (our mother’s loved Tupperware). Let me tell you we had the most organized kitchen cupboards!
However one thing I always hated about the Tupperware was scrubbing off the labels if I wanted to use the container for something else later. There are only so many layers of label one should use.
With chalkboard labels, just wipe it off and re-label!
(We get ours here.)
Table Setting with Chalkboards
We’ve used chalkboard at the table to add a little character and style, while giving direction or saying a kind word or two.
Get Fancy with Chalkboard Lettering
If you have a chalkboard, you’re going to want to make fancy lettering. Just like the mouse and the cookie.
Fortunately it’s easier than you think – just check out Chalkboard Lettering the Easy Way.
Take it Outside (sort of)
If you have a covered stoop, porch or veranda, you could create a little chalkboard to change with the seasons.
For our last house’s fall front stoop we used DecoArt Americana Clear Chalkboard Coating craft paint that is clear and can be painted on many surfaces to create a chalkboard! So fun.
Go Wild | Paint a Whole Chalkboard Wall
If you’ve been around AKA Design for awhile, you know we have a giant chalkboard wall in our dining room that we completely adore. There is nothing complicated about this project – just get yourself some Rust Oleum Chalkboard paint and go to it.
Well, we do have 3 Steps to a Chalkboard Wall that you really should peruse before you start. But it won’t take long, we promise.
Chalkboard Art Prints/Printables
And finally, if you’re not really in the mood for a DIY project but still want some rustic chalkboard looking art, we’ve got you covered with free chalkboard printables:
- He is Risen Easter Printable
- Winter Printables
- Oh Holy Night Christmas Printable
- Free Indeed and The Truth Will Set You Free Printable
Are you a fan of chalkboards? Do you have any chalkboards in your house? What about other chalkboard ideas?