Where to Use Chalkboard Paint

It’s practically impossible not to be in the school spirit at this point of the year (even if you don’t have any school-aged kids) – every commercial is advertising a back-to-school sale, every store crammed with school supplies… you can practically hear the big yellow bus rumbling down the street.

What better way to jump into school season than by bringing a bit of (old-)school into your home? Chalkboard paint is an easy way to add some fun to every house. Here are five unexpected places on which to use chalkboard paint – we’re going beyond the typical playroom wall.

In the kitchen

True, chalkboard walls in eating areas and on backsplashes are not so uncommon. The kitchen is a perfect place for chalkboard paint – it can serve as the family message center and a running shopping list. But you can take it past the typical with a chalkboard refrigerator or even chalkboard cabinetry!

eclectic kitchen Where to Use Chalkboard Paint
eclectic kitchen Where to Use Chalkboard Paint
So much more fun than magnets.
contemporary kitchen Where to Use Chalkboard Paint
In the dining room

…the actual dining room, not the eat-in kitchen. A chalkboard wall will give your dining area a relaxed bistro-like atmosphere and inject a bit of amusement into a normally formal room.

eclectic dining room Where to Use Chalkboard Paint
In the bathroom

Don’t you have the best ideas when you’re in the shower? Never lose your solution to world peace/new hit song/scientific theory again just because it occurred to you in the bathroom.

contemporary bathroom Where to Use Chalkboard Paint
eclectic bathroom Where to Use Chalkboard Paint
Don’t like black? Forget the chalkboard paint and get a magnetic dry-erase vanity.
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Sonia Lesson 1 White Wall-Hung Two-Drawer Vanity

Or you can try the blue chalkboard paint featured in this bedroom for a less stark look:

contemporary kids Where to Use Chalkboard Paint
On the door

This may be where you need it the most. Wouldn’t you love a huge reminder board that you can check when you’re literally on your way out the door?

traditional bathroom Where to Use Chalkboard Paint
family room Where to Use Chalkboard Paint
midcentury kids Where to Use Chalkboard Paint
Or, alternatively, in the entryway for maximum impact and effectiveness.
transitional hall Where to Use Chalkboard Paint
On the furniture

For those of you who love to label everything, apply a coat of chalkboard paint to any piece of furniture:

contemporary kids Where to Use Chalkboard Paint
eclectic dining room Where to Use Chalkboard Paint
eclectic bedroom Where to Use Chalkboard Paint
So go ahead… let your kids color on the wall.

Happy back-to-school!

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