November 10, 2010

My New Obsession is Chalkboard Paint

I came across this wonderful product…

Spray Paint'

and now I am absolutely obsessed. I just want to whip it out and start spraying everything. I’ve been trying to control the urge but then I also got some of these chalk markers today and they are fueling the fire!

Chalk Ink Wet Wipe Markers - COMMERCIAL 4-PACK

I’ve been thinking about how to add labels to the toy storage bins I have for the boys. I guess I am a little OCD and I get a bit annoyed when the toys aren’t properly organized. I was telling this to my friend Candice when she suggested buying mini chalk boards. Then the wheels started turning! Did she say chalkboard? She didn’t even know my about my new found obsession!

Here is the before picture.

and here is the after!

All you need are round wooden medallions which they sell at Hobby Lobby and Michaels for less than a dollar. Spray paint them with your chalkboard paint and then apply them to the storage bins with hot glue. I wrote on mine using the chalk markers. Another plus is that the chalk doesn’t rub off like normal chalk, you have to wipe it with a wet cloth so the boys aren’t going to smudge the words!


I have a lot more ideas up my sleeve for Mr. Chalkboard paint! Here are some really cool ideas I found on other blogs.

chalkboard view 2

Mirror turned chalkboard from Marsha Mpressions

Chalkboard Flower Pots by Plaid Kids Crafts

Chalkboard Containers – PB Knockoff – by The Country Chic Cottage

Chalkboard Accessories by This Blessed Nest

Do you have any chalkboard paint ideas? Do share! I’m sure I’ll be sharing more of mine soon! Like I said I’m O-B-S-E-S-S-E-D!!



  1. Cute, Cute... did you see the chalkboard coasters tutorial @ A Thoughtful Place? Adorable.


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