I can remember in the fifth grade you were the “chosen one” if you were allowed to clap the erasers. The chalkboard was both hated and loved. I hated it if I had to do math problems in front of the class. I loved it if I got to erase, clap the erasers, or draw pictures. Is it nostalgia? Lately, I have noticed that chalkboard paint is making an appearance in many home décor ideas. I am planning to buy some just as soon as I find an old globe to paint. Why an old globe? I saw one painted with chalkboard paint and thought that it looked terrific. Here are some paint ideas.
Paint over a picture you don’t like or just a board and add it to a frame.
Paint a feature wall in an office, kitchen, utility room. My neighbor painted a long wall in her kitchen and she puts wise sayings on it.
#3 Paint some rocks (no kidding) and use them as place cards, reminders, etc.
#5 Paint jars or bottles for attractive storage.
#6 If you have a tarnished and/or spoiled silver tray, paint the flat part.
#7 Paint a globe. I plan to leave mine without chalked in lines. The first photo is on an actual slate antique globe.
#8 Paint flower pots.
#9 Paint the inside of cabinet doors to recird a list or message.
#10 Paint small boxes.
#11 Paint over an old mirror for an ornate message board. If the mirror is broken or gone, you could paint the backing and still enjoy the frame.
#12 Paint a serving dish.
Did you know that you can buy a chalk pencil or pen? If you choose to buy one, your lines can be cleaner and finer.