10 Ways to Use Chalkboard Paint

Chalkboard paint can refresh an old dining table or add an exciting element to a bedroom.  And, BONUS, it is easy to use.  Have you ever used it?

Once upon a time, I had a fancy “piece.”  Back in the day THIS-WAS-IT in home decor. (wink!)


So, as you can see I had good reason to try my hand at chalkboard paint.  I purchased a container of the paint and a few foam brushes at a neighborhood home improvement store.  I applied a couple coats over a few days and THAT-WAS-IT.

It now “lives” above my coffee bar.

In other chalkboard paint news

Pinterest is filled with ideas for using the special paint.  I wanted to use my pins to inspire you.

Here are my top ten choices for how to use chalkboard paint:

BONUS: DIY Recipe (from MarthaStewart.com):

Start with flat-finish latex paint in any shade. For small areas, such as a door panel, mix 1 cup at a time.

1. Pour 1 cup of paint into a container. Add 2 tablespoons of unsanded tile grout. Mix with a paint stirrer, carefully breaking up clumps.

2. Apply paint with a roller or a sponge paintbrush to a primed or painted surface. Work in small sections, going over the same spot several times to ensure full, even coverage. Let dry.

3. Smooth area with 150-grit sandpaper, and wipe off dust.

4. To condition: Rub the side of a piece of chalk over entire surface. Wipe away residue with a barely damp sponge.

Katie Marotta Dawson

Katie Marotta Dawson is a wife, daughter, sister, teacher, Pinner, and now… blogger! Katie has grown to love being the new girl and has moved all over the U-S-of-A. After living in Nashville, TN for ten years, she recently moved to Geneva, IL with her southern sweetheart, Bobby. Katie and Bobby met in Nashville where Katie went to graduate school and taught first grade. Along with teaching, Katie enjoys any organizational project for home or classroom as well as attempting new recipes and DIY projects. Katie also has a deep love for children’s learning, development, and fashion. Katie is a firm believer in girl time, taking risks, trying new things, and following her heart.