Fun + Easy Chalkboard Paint Ideas

Chalkboard paint is available in many colours now.

Creative & Easy Chalkboard Paint Ideas

Turn any space in your home into a writing surface with these chalkboard paint ideas. From a reusable, eco-friendly list maker to a drawing surface, wall calendar, or child's activity centre, these creative ways to use chalkboard paint will make your home even more functional. Explore our chalkboard paint ideas below, and look for Benjamin Moore Chalkboard Paint (308)—available in any colour. Learn how to apply chalkboard paint for best results.

Dynamic Day Planner

Keep track of meetings and deadlines with an erasable day planner. Apply chalkboard paint to a specific area, like the rectangle shown here, or your entire wall. Then, label the space with the days of the week and use it to keep track of your schedule.

Kids' Activity Centre

Paint a child's table with chalkboard paint to create a space for drawing or playing games like checkers or tic-tac-toe. Be sure to keep a container of chalkboard chalk handy and teach your children how to erase their work with a clean, damp cloth or paper towel.

Easy-to-Update Family Calendar

Create a family calendar that you can update each month. Then, use it to keep track of everyone's schedules, from school events to meetings and games. Assign each family member a different pastel chalk colour, too, so that each person can recognize their schedule at a glance.

Cabinet To-Do List

Keep track of all the things you need to get done by applying chalkboard paint to the inside of a kitchen cabinet door. This way, your message space will be easily accessible to you, but not visible to visitors.

Daily Menu

In the kitchen, paint a chalkboard square on the wall, frame it with decorative moulding or colourful paint, and use the area to display each day's menu. This makes an especially nice touch for family gatherings or when entertaining special guests.

Serving Bowls

Add a square of chalkboard paint to serving bowls and label them so guests will know which salsa is the hottest. Apply this technique to mugs or glassware, too, to help your guests keep track of their own drinks. For best results, we recommend using a primer—such as High-Hiding All Purpose Primer (046)—for this project.