Want some cool new ways to decorate and organize at the same time? When I had kids, I learned that there is a need for functional and practical decor, but I am still not willing to let go of style. Chalkboard paint has become one of my new favorites when it comes to rustic, cute, but fashionable deocr that also is conveniently, umm, washable.. Yes, stylish and washable can be used in the same sentence and even found in your home if you find some ideas you like here. From creative DIY memo and menu boards to coasters, clipboards and cabinetry, we have a little creative chalkboard DIY inspiration for everyone. Some of these DIY chalkboard crafts make oh so cute gifts- budget friendly ones, too!
1. File Cabinet Chalkboard Makeover
Cute cabinetry with a twist. This otherwise dull file cabinet got a much needed update with chalkboard paint and now it also makes an awesome memo board for task lists, important notes and calendars. Follow the step by step instructions to get this fun black and white look for your home or office decor.
2. DIY Chalkboard Sign
Oh so pretty, these rustic wood slice chalkboard signs make some of the best things to make a lot of and either give as gifts or sell for some extra cash. Chalkboards are super popular right now, so you kinda can’t go wrong making these. Everyone seems to want them!
3. Chalkboard Serving Tray
One of the lovelier home decor pieces I have seen lately, this charming serving tray project is actually more like a large table organizer and super cool buffet server. I love using my slate cheese board to write the names next to cheeses I serve. Now I can label all the dishes and not just my cheese! Oh, now I have to throw a dinner party just so I can have an excuse to make this cool chalkboard craft. I must have it. Now.
4. DIY Monogram Chalkboard Paint Coasters
Chalkboard paint can be used to update and dress up just about anything to make it cooler and a lot more fun, too! Customize your coaster with chalkboard paint and the letter of the drink owner. Cute for informal dinner parties and get togethers, these cute home accessories make a good homemade gift idea when you have no idea what the person really needs, if anything.
5. Custom Chalkboard Headboard
Loving your inspirational quotes these days? I have some that I look at every day on my phone, but I love the idea of being able to write notes to read in the morning when I wake up and also before bed. You can literally give yourself pep talks in advance, which I think seems way cool. I guess this would also be a cool headboard idea for my teenage son, if I chose a less girly version, as he certainly needs to be reminded of everything. Selfishly, though, I really just want to make this for myself.