Three Ways to Use Chalkboard Paint

By | 2017-06-21T18:08:23+00:00 November 8th, 2011|Archive|

Chalkboard paint is one of the best things out there right now when it comes to affordable ways to add fun + function in your workspace. After I received a box full of Rustoleum’s chalkboard paint I couldn’t stop thinking about what to do with it. Should I paint a wall? A notebook? Paint an entire cabinet? Instead of listing all 13094809382409 ways to use chalkboard paint, here are my top 3 picks for using chalkboard paint for the office so its both fun + functional.

1. In your Idea Room

If you have a space or room in your office where ideas + collaboration happens, it should have chalkboard covered walls (or at least one wall). Adding chalkboard paint to the walls allows for ideas to happen easily and plans to be made seen during meetings.

2. Cover a Cabinet

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You’ve got a cabinet you’ve never really liked or you think you can spruce it up a bit. Make extra use of it by covering it in chalkboard paint. It’ll double as a memo board or maybe it houses office supplies you need to keep track of.

3. For your Desk


Emily recently wrote a great DIY post on adding a chalkboard memo section to your desk. It’s a great way to be more eco-friendly (why waste 400 post-its?) and it’ll add something to your desk that’s just for you.

Want to use chalkboard paint but hate the color?

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If you don’t want to use black or green they now make chalkboard paint in a variety of colors like blue, pink, purple and a lot more. I love the idea of having a colored chalkboard wall because it not only adds a pop of color to a space but it serves as one giant notepad.