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Chalkboard paint is a type of paint that resembles white chalk when it dries. Since it’s paint, not chalk, it can be applied to virtually any surface. Chalkboard paint can be purchased in home improvement or hardware stores or made at home. They can also usually be found in craft stores or the craft section of department stores. The homemade version is simply created by mixing powdered tile grout with regular white paint.

Many people are experimenting with chalkboard paint around their homes. Chalkboard paint is easy to apply and can be used on anything that regular paint can be used on. This includes plates, cups, clay pottery, construction paper, glass, mirrors, walls, tables, beds, even floors. People are constantly coming up with creative ways to use chalkboard paint as a décor. Craft magazines are one place to look for chalkboard paint ideas, but some more creative ideas can be found online as well. Some people create blogs specifically dedicated to the creative uses of chalkboard paint.

Huffington Post is just one of the few places where people have listed their creative chalk paint ideas. Their first idea is a table setting. The first step for this scenario is to lay a long, black tablecloth across the table. Paint some dinner sayings or quotes on both ends of the cloth for some introductory décor. Use white plates to set the four places. Then use black napkins for each of the settings. Find four small clay flower pots and paint the name of the person who sits in that seat. That’s it! A table can look beautiful with just a small touch of chalkboard paint added to its décor.
Another chalkboard paint idea is homemade photo frames. Using cardboard, glass, acrylic, or ceramic; make a simple photo frame. Either place some construction paper around the border or just leave it plain, then paint little flowers, hearts, or squares with the chalkboard paint.

Painting the outside of cups, plates, bowls, mugs, or wine glasses is another great idea for chalkboard paint. Chalkboard paint can decorate wine glasses to get them ready for special occasions. Is it someone’s 21st? Find a wine glass and paint "21" all over it, then give it to the birthday girl or boy. They’ll appreciate the idea and the effort.

Another idea is to make a homemade journal and give it to someone as a gift. Buy a plain, leather notebook or journal and paint the front of it with the person’s names, along with some of their favorite designs. For every page, paint the date with chalkboard paint. When all is done, tie a lovely ribbon around the journal and give it to that special someone.

To turn a boring, unused table into a fascinating piece of decoration, first paint the table with regular paint of any color. Glue some crafty pieces to it, such as ribbons, bows, stickers, or magnets. Add some décor to it with the chalkboard paint. Write the family name or some shapes or designs with the paint right onto the table.


For a house with children, why not decorate their play room to look like a school room? Many children enjoy playing school, and if they are young enough they can learn their ABC’s with chalkboards. Place a mini chalkboard in the room and cover it with normal paint. Then paint over it with chalkboard paint, making sure to write cute things such as “ABC” and “123” all over the place for inspiration.

Houzz is a website dedicated to people’s constant creative ideas for home décor. So it’s no surprise that there is a mass section completely dedicated to chalkboard paint ideas. One person decorated their entire bathroom with chalkboard paint. They either painted or used drywall to make the wall completely black, then added the look of nighttime stars with white chalkboard paint. This decorator was definitely going for the night sky look when they decorated the bathroom.

Chalkboard paint is becoming more and more popular for decoration in people’s homes. The ideas for using it are endless, as long as the hopeful decorator has a mind for creativity and imagination. Chalkboard paint is a safe substance which can be used by adults as well as children. Chalkboard paint can be used in bedrooms, dining rooms, living rooms, children’s rooms, basements, attics, basements, kitchens, or studies. It adds a childish, yet cute and creative sense of décor to any room in the house. Chalkboard paint is most often only found in white, but it is possible to purchase in other colors as well.