Before you go out and pick up your standard wall calendar with different photos of cute kittens or puppies for every month, you might want to consider the sleek and elegant look of using a chalkboard as a calendar instead. Planning out your schedule is as easy as using some chalk to write it in and erasing it when changes need to be made. And the best part is that for certain styles, you can pretty much use the same board month after month and year after year! Here are a few stunning examples.
Chalkboard Decals for Every Day of the Month
One great thing about using chalkboards for a calendar is that you don’t necessarily need to get one big board to hang on your wall. Lots of places sell decals in all sorts of sizes that you can easily stick on your walls and write on with regular chalk. This first example is from Michael’s craft store. The following two and three are from Stylizimo Blog and HGTV.
Chalkboard paint can be used to paint walls, furniture, and even appliances. And since you can make your own in practically any color you want, it can serve as a nice DIY project that goes beyond the typical black and white chalkboard color scheme. Here are two gorgeous calendars made with chalkboard paint from BHG and Color House Paint.
Going Big with Your Chalkboard
If you’re really feeling the chalkboard look, you can give a room a unique look by picking one wall or one side of a door and turning it entirely into a chalkboard. From there, you can draw your calendar on it and use the surrounding area for extra doodling space. Check out these superb examples of both ideas from HGTV and Lemonade Makin’ Mama.
Weekly Chalkboard Calendars
The last example of the door calendar showed how you can take a different approach to your calendar style by using a weekly schedule rather than a monthly one, which may be ideal for smaller calendars and less chalkboard space. These next two ideas from My Haus and Fit 2 Feel Better display collections of separate boards for each day of the week.
This other creative calendar idea from City Farm House frames a chalkboard and uses separate sections in a list style for each day of the week.
Here’s a slightly smaller example found on Indulgy that nearly blends in as an artistic piece of wall art.
Calendars with Magnetized Dates
Magnets might also be your best friend when it comes to organizing and planning out your calendar schedule. While this idea from The Shabby Cottage Home is made of galvanized material rather than chalkboard, it still offers a lot of inspiration in terms of the types of magnets you can use.
A beautiful kitchen chalkboard calendar from The 36th Avenue keeps it simple with small and circular magnets marked with the dates. Simply reorder them every time the month changes.
A Chalkboard-Inspired Desk Calendar
And finally, if you just don’t have any room on your walls for a chalkboard, then you can create the same look with a smaller desk calendar using chalkboard-like prints instead. Beatrice Lanes is an Etsy shop that sells these beautiful calendar prints that come with a rustic tree trunk to hold them up.
With these great ideas for a calendar that’s easy and fun to use, you’ll never miss another meeting, appointment, or important event ever again!