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When you can create your own chalkboard anywhere you like, the possibilities are endless!
Little ones will love the chance to get creative on a blackboard wall, sketching art pieces and practising writing, especially if it’s their bedroom that they’re customising. The board doesn’t even have to be black, as chalkboard paint is available in a range of colours. Just keep a cloth handy for any little hands covered in chalk dust.
Personalised labels are always charming, and super helpful too, especially for hard to identify contents like icing sugar and flour. Why not use a pretty stencil to create decorative labels in chalkboard paint, then practice your fancy looping font writing the name of the jar’s contents?
There’s nothing better than coming home to a warm, loving “welcome home”, so making a message board to go by the front door is a great idea. You can then customise the welcoming message for arriving friends and family, and even leave reminders – you won’t forget your car keys again!
Need to restock your supply of coloured card but keep forgetting? You won’t with a reminder board painted onto the side of your craft supply drawers or storage. It could also be used as a planner for what exciting projects you plan to try next, or simply a guide to what crafty supplies are kept in what drawers.
If you’ve taken Marie Kondo’s tidying teachings to heart, you’ve probably organized your dresser drawers into neat sections for socks, underwear and the like. Why not paint a little chalkboard tab onto the drawers, to identify which is which? You could even draw little doodles instead of writing the names, for a charming touch.
You won’t forget important dates or events when your whole calendar is displayed on your bedroom wall, in a rainbow of coloured chalk. Of course, if you don’t want the whole wall covered, you could just use or make a stencil from paper or masking tape, and paint six rows by seven columns of chalkboard boxes for each day of a month, then update it as needed.
Want to keep a precious family recipes close, or remind yourself how many tablespoons are in a cup? A clever idea is to paint the inside of cupboard doors with chalkboard paint, so you can write down all the baking and cooking information that you need – it’s certainly more interesting than a recipe sheet.