Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Look who's finally joining the chalkboard bandwagon!

Well, I must admit that it took me a while. I thought the chalkboard phase would just come and go. But I was wrong.

Chalkboard paint is showing up everywhere these days! I love all the creative uses I am seeing! So, I finally caved and bought a jar of chalkboard paint for myself.

I used it to transform this:

Into this:

I found the wooden plaque at Jo-Anne's for about $7.00. The chalkboard paint is a little more spendy at $10, but I frequently get coupons for 40-50 % off items at Jo-Anne's so that was the perfect thing to buy! After painting 3 coats of the chalkboard paint on, I attached some strong magnets to the back and now it is happily perched on our refrigerator. It's the perfect place to write down grocery items needed, or fun little notes!

I think it goes pretty well with my "Gone With the Wind" magnet set. Teehee.

What do you think about chalkboard paint/the whole chalkboard obsession these days? Are you getting fonder of it, or are you waiting for the fad to pass? I would love to hear your thoughts!

P.S. I'm linking up to Show and Share Day over at Just A Girl's blog! Hop on over to check out some more fun projects like this one!


  1. I think that is a super idea! You made me want to run out and pick up some chalkboard paint!

  2. Yay! I'm glad I inspired you too! =)

  3. I think it's the nostalgia of chalkboards that has kept the trend going. Plus matte black is just plain fun to decorate with =)

    I want to make these: Chalkboard Vases

    and now i kind of want to make a little magnet for the fridge too =) Love it

  4. You are right, Jennifer! It is pretty timeless!
    I love those vases, I think I may have to try that too. =)

  5. What a cute idea! I love it!

    Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog!!! I assumed that I'd be beaten and burned for writing it, but surprisingly people seem to agree!

    LOVE your blog:).



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