Chalkboard paint has been a mainstay trend for a few years now, and with good reason! The versatile craft tool serves as the starting point for tons of creative projects, particularly in home decor. While the ever popular chalkboard wall is a sure favorite among many design lovers, a new wave of doodle-friendly DIYs are now taking center stage. Here are a few innovative chalkboard paint DIYs that are leading this movement.
Fit for a Party
Unable to create her dream chalkboard wall due to the restrictions of renting an apartment, Megan of The Thread Affect found another way to embrace the paint trend. The result? A super chic chalkboard serving platter. When choosing paint for this project be sure to pick out a water soluble version for increased safety, and be careful with the types of food you place on the surface.
Featured on Our Southbay, this DIY by Vanessa of A Fashion Gal and a Fireman is the perfect table accent for your next party. Plate-side condiments get a stylish facelift with the addition of a chalkboard label. Use these bottles as placecards for another special decor touch.
These unique soup containers created by Garnish will bring some fun to your food storage. This DIY can also be a great organization system- label containers with names for your family members’ lunches or keep track of leftovers with these handy chalkboard lids.
If you want to tackle a smaller chalkboard DIY, these coasters made by Lidy of Hello Lidy may be just what you’re looking for! These charming coasters are a great way to use up any excess paint from a larger project, or as a tester before committing to a larger, more expensive can. Plus, they’ll protect your furniture from water stains. What more could you ask for in a DIY?!
Kristina of Nook & Sea took a classy, sophisticated approach with her chalkboard paint DIY. Wine bottles are a modern twist on the traditional “message in a bottle” home accent- just write your message in chalk and you’ll be sharing design secrets in no time. For a permanent version, use a metallic paint marker or Sharpie instead of chalk.
Kate of Kate’s Creative Space found a clever solution for a difficult situation when hosting get-togethers. After handling cup confusion during a gathering with ten of her friends, Kate decided to give her porcelain mugs a little makeover- with fabulous results. Now guests are free to sip away without the worry of mixing up beverages.
A Place for Your Thoughts
Chalkboard paint never looked so chic! Leslie of Fresh Fix combined two trends, ombre and chalkboard, in one super stylish DIY. To maximize the ombre effect, choose a mirror tall enough to show a gradual change in color. Paint the frame in an eye-catching color, and you have a work of art on your hands.
Kristen of Glitter ‘N Glue found a way to combine inspiration with creativity with this mirror turned memo board. For extra drama, spray paint an ornate frame to match. The dark hue will make every detail pop.
Though the classic chalkboard wall certainly makes a visual impact, smaller projects can be just as stunning in a home. From the tiniest coaster to most magnificent mirror, chalkboard paint can take your DIY to the next creative level. Think you might tackle one of these gorgeous DIYs? Tell us which one in a comment below.