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14 Fun Chalkboard Calendar Ideas to Kick Off the New Year

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 calendar that’s easy to change every month
Black and white office with individual calendar day chalkboard decals
Full wall-sized chalkboard calendar

Chalkboard Paint

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.

Wall calendar made with colorful chalkboard paint
Large calendar made with chalkboard 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.

An entire chalkboard wall with calendar drawn on it
Weekday chalkboard calendar on one full side of a door

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.

Separate chalkboards for each day
Chalkboards on clip 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.

Framed weekday chalkboard calendar for a small office space

Here’s a slightly smaller example found on Indulgy that nearly blends in as an artistic piece of wall art.

Framed weekday chalkboard calendar

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.

Pottery Barn inspired oversized galvanized calendar

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.

Chalkboard calendar with magnetized dates
Move the magnets to match the dates for each new month

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.

Chalkboard-style calendar printout with tree trunk holder

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!

Elise Moreau

I write for decoist.

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