Sunday, January 20, 2013

Chalk Board Paint

Amazing how a paint brush and a tin of Chalk Board paint (not to be confused with chalk paint) can be so much fun. I am grateful for the time and space to make 'stuff' into chalkboards.

Tweaked two trays, a vintage watering can, two clipboards, and a crayon holder. Brought out my chalk board painted banner letters too.

Chalk Board painted trays:

Thrifted some trays. Don't often find silver colored trays and was pleased to find this one. It was the easiest to paint, freehand, 3 coats and when very dry rubbed with chalk and wiped clean (think grade school).

Mid Century Modern Tray turned Chalk Board - this had a good surface, clean, smooth. Taped with Frog Tape, 3 coats of chalk board paint. 

Finished tray.

Wooden Frame Chalk Board - this is an upgrade to a cute little chalkboard, again 3 coats of chalk board paint. Painted the frame in CeCe Caldwell Cherry chalk paint. Antique wax finish.

Vintage Watering Can repurposed

Clipboard Chalk Board. 3 coats of chalk board paint (down/across/down), dried well, rubbed with chalk, cleaned with soft cloth.

Metal Tote Chalk board - crayon holder. Also tried out a tin can but the paint rubbed off it bits and pieces so I discarded that project.

Starting a bit of Valentine theme. Take a look at last years chalk board painted banner here (instructions on that post).

Sharing with One More Time Events (February 2/14), Elizabeth and Co.Green Eggs and Goats, Fluster Buster, Saving 4 Six, Have A Cup Of Mrs. Olson, I Gotta Create, Colorado Lady Vintage Thursday, House of Hepworths, {Primp}
The Girl Creative,  I Gotta Create Blog Hop,  Funky Junk InteriorsLinda of ALaCarte Gratitude Sunday, Alderberry HillLittle Red House Mosaics Monday, Creating My Way To Success, Clever Chicks Blog Hop

Brenda of Cozy Little House Tweak It Tuesday, Our Delightful Home,  Knick of Time, Coastal Charm, Mod Vintage Life, My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia


  1. I've heard so many great things about this paint! And it's addictive, too! I don't know if I should get started...I see so many things at the thrift store that could be painted with it! You did a great job and it looks like FUN!

  2. I have a can of chalk board paint and I need to use it! I want to paint a tray! Thanks for the inspiration! I really appreciate you joining in Gratitude Sunday!
    hugs, Linda

  3. I have always wanted to try something with chalk paint, you have inspired me to give it a try.

  4. The Chalk paint looks like fun! Looks like you found lots of fun things to paint. Thanks for sharing, have a happy week ahead!

  5. These are wonderful. The water can is so neat.

  6. Lots of great chalkboard paint projects. You've been busy! My favorite is the watering can also, never seen one done before. Very neat! Visiting you from Debbie Doo's.

  7. Very creative ~ thanks for the 'how to' photos ~

    (A Creative Harbor)

  8. Fun to see all these projects. I've used it a bit and now am going to try and paint a jar lid with the CB paint. I like the project in your last photo,

  9. I'm another one who has never tried chalkboard paint and this has inspired me to pick up a can!

  10. You've been busy recycling. The chalkboard paint looks like a lot of fun. You've shared a lot of great ideas with us.

  11. You have finished a lot of fun chalk board paint projects! They all turned out great!

  12. They are all so great, chalkboard makes everything look good!

  13. How fun, love how you did that tray and water can. :)

  14. Love the watering can. What a great idea.

  15. hi Joy ... lover all your chalkboards especially the tote and watering can. I have one that is really tacky and could use that treatment. Need to get busy and put all my chalkboards together for a blog too. Thanks for all the neat ideas.
    Audrey Z.

  16. You do a super job on the chalk boards. However, I will leave the making to you and just enjoy it.

  17. The watering can came out surprisingly well. I like the look it gave it.

  18. I am in love with chalkboard paint. I love the clipboard. Such a cute idea and useful too!

  19. I'm a big fan of chalkboard paint too! You've found some great uses for it!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  20. Chalk and a chalkboard is a great way to keep kids busy. To not have children of our own, we seem to spend a lot of time babysitting so we have quite a few things like that.
    Not as nice as yours obviously. I've never seen one quite like the one you made.

  21. Very cool entry! I'm about to use some chalk board paint in a small area of our house so the kids have an artsy spot. :)
    I wanted to invite you to join in my thrifted link up.


  22. You have so many cute ideas! I love the watering can and that Valentine banner! Will have to check out your tutorial for it!

  23. I saw you linked up at Fluster Buster. Lots of great chalk board ideas!!

    I am co-hosting a link party this week called Tell Me Tuesdays! I'd love for you to come check it out and link up!!
    Beth @ The First Year Blog

  24. What fun projects to make and use around the house. I haven't tried using chalkboard paint yet, but your post makes it look easy and fun! Makes me want to head to the nearest thrift store!

  25. Wonderful projects!
    Love the watering can.

  26. Love me some chalkboard paint!! Especially love the valentine banner with it!

    Jenna @

  27. A new coat of paint does wonders on a lot of things. I have got to start using it.

  28. I think almost anything looks better with chalkboard paint. Love what you've done with these things. What a great idea to use it on a banner! I would not have thought of that one.

    I would love it if you would link this to my new linky party, "What I Accomplished Wednesdays."

    Have a great weekend!

  29. Isn't chalk board paint awesome!?!?! I love it! I like the chalk board watering can!

    T'onna @ Submarine Sunday Link Party

  30. I didn't know I could buy chalk paint in a gallon container.......
    Lots of great inspiration!!! Love those dishes in the background..

  31. Hi Joy, I love chalkboard paint also. You created some really fun pieces! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  32. I just wanted to let you know that this is the featured post on the Green Eggs & Goats Farmhouse Style Blog Hop this week! Thank you for linking up! Feel free to grab a "featured" button and please link up again!


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