Friday, November 4, 2011

Repurposing with Blackboard Paint

I love repurposing.  When I see a picture of an object that has been recreated with a new purpose, I get a warm feeling inside.  If I love a home decor item, I hate to part with it.  Repurposing makes it possible to hold on without being a packrat!
Today, I'm blogging about repurposing with Blackboard Paint.  Whether you use traditional black or get all fancy with the colored paint, you can repurpose like nobody's business by simply painting an item with the blackboard paint.  Why have a frame, when you can have a blackboard frame?  Why have a jar, when you can have a blackboard jar?  Not only am I inspired, I am simply rivited by the accessibility of the chalkboard paint!  What do you repurpose with chalkboard paint?

Chalkboard Cabinet Door

chalkboard cabinet door

Whether you utilize a cabinet door from Home Depot or paint the door in your kitchen, using a cabinet door as a blackboard is a great way to repurpose and multipurpose.  In the kitchen, a cabinet door painted with blackboard paint can serve as a menu list, a reminder board, or even a grocery list!
Etsy Shop: http://www.ShabbyChalks.etsy.com




Chalkboard Dresser
chalkboard furniture

While you may be tempted to throw out your dresser when it is helplessly dinged and suffering from damaged corner, why toss when you can sand it and repaint?  Sand the edges and soften the dings, then paint your dresser with blackboard paint!  Check out how awesome this dresser looks with blackboard paint.  Not only can you play tick-tac-toe, but you can pattern the drawers and leave yourself reminders.  Label drawers on a shared dresser "his" and "hers" or in a shared child's room mark their names on their drawers.  The possibilities are endless!


chalkboard repurposed board book

I'm not sure about you, but my son has so many board books that I have them coming out of my ears.  Looking for a way to move on from the toddler years?  Repaint and repurpose them with blackboard paint!  Check out this blogger's Chalkboard Board Book Tutorial.  She gives excellent advise on completing your blackboard painting project.
Blog: http://whipup.net/2011/09/10/guest-blogger-series-creative-chalkboards/




chalkboard wall

Why stop with furniture, books, and decor?  If you want to make a statement that changes with a stroke of a piece of chalk, then paint an entire wall with chalkboard paint.  Check out this bathroom wall that was painted with chalkboard paint.  Elegant and entirely flexible!  Suppose you tire of polka dots, no problem!  Paint stripes on Friday!  Christmas time?  Draw holly or snowflakes.  Your blackboard wall of destiny is in your own hands!







Start Your Project Blackboard Painting Supplies
Blackboard Paint
Chalk and Eraser
Item to Repurpose


 Supplies Needed to Make your Own Chalkboard Paint

2 Tbsp Non-Sanded Tile Grout
1 C. Flat Latex Paint


5 comments:

  1. Great post!
    I had no idea one could mix their own chalkboard paint! :) Woo-hoo!

    I have been thinking long and hard about using chalkboard paint on a wall in my studio. :)

    All the best,
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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  2. Great post! I love the chalkboard cabinet door.

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  3. Very cool! I love chalkboard paint. If I had a chalkboard painted bathroom mirror, I could erase any wrinkles and draw myself gorgeous! LOL

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  4. Great post, I've been noticing this paint recently & considering it as an idea for my kitchen backsplash. I had no idea you could make your own, thanks for that link. I really like the whole wall too....BTW, nice blog too, I added you to my blog roll

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  5. So glad you found me! Before I realized you could make the paint, I bought one of the tiny expensive bottles at the store. Next time, I plan to go all out and do it myself!

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