It’s inexpensive. There are even recipes out there to make your own from ingredients you may have lying around the house. Best of all, it has a way of personalizing whatever it touches. Chalkboard paint, and the use of it, has evolved into something of a decorative art form in recent years. And it’s not just for the kids anymore.
From do-it-yourself headboards and coasters to labels for just about anything, the art of chalkboard paint has earned its way into the multi-purpose hall of fame. It is capable of breathing a little creative life into a wide variety of otherwise mundane things around the house, and can be used to organize things in a whole new way.
Here are a few of our favorite uses for chalkboard paint that will help you organize your life:
1. Labels for all! Spice or tea labels or basically anything that needs to be labeled in your kitchen, pantry or otherwise, can get a special dose of something with a little chalkboard paint used the right way. There are all kinds of fun ordinary labels you can make extraordinary with the paint, which you can then erase to start all over again.
2. Ode to the filing gods. That home office of yours is about to get a stylish upgrade. If you have any sort of filing cabinets in your home office space, the time is now to make them truly unique. Add a bit of chalkboard paint to however much of the cabinet you see fit and you suddenly have all kinds of extra space for taking those notes that get mysteriously lost otherwise.
3. Time and space. This idea is not for the faint of chalkboard hearted. Only if you really love chalkboard and the look of it should you consider this idea. But it’s a really (really) good one, so don’t hold back. If you have a free wall (preferably in the office area, but it doesn’t have to be), make it the gigantic version of a wall calendar you and the family can enjoy.
4. What’s cooking? Using a chalkboard wall in a kitchen to keep track of menu items is one of a few things you can do to avoid finding that bowl of steamed asparagus you slaved over forgotten and alone in the microwave the next day. It’s also great for family get togethers, not only as a decorative feature, but as a way to keep track of who is bringing what to the special occasion.
5. The Cheat Sheet. If you’ve ever wondered whether there was a better use of that forgotten space on the inside of your cabinets, this idea is for you. You can use any of your kitchen cabinet insides to create a cheat sheet for measurement calculations, not to mention for hanging the corresponding measuring tools right there to keep things about as simple as they get.
This creative guest post was written by Ty Schmidt Modernize.com! For more design ideas and inspiration, head to Modernize.com.