Our Top Chalkboard Paint Ideas

Go ahead, write on the walls — and the table and the cabinets and the ceiling. Flip through our favorite ways to use chalkboard paint at home.
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Black Is the New Black

Forget white walls — bright accessories make a bigger impact when arranged against a black chalkboard wall. Bonus: The wall art (and its shelf life) is totally up to you!

Just Add Art

When creating a gallery wall, leave room to create your own artwork. Blogger Janel Beals painted her walls with chalkboard paint, then included empty black frames to house of-the-moment notes and quotes.

Chalk on the Ceiling

When creating a chalkboard surface, don't forget the fifth wall. Get inspired while you sleep with a bold, hand-drawn graphic, like this Pegasus seen on Home by Novogratz.

Custom Quotations

Fill the void behind your sofa with an artful display of a favorite quote. Designers Anissa Darnell and Julie Holloway of Milk and Honey Home painted panels of wood with chalkboard paint, then framed them with rustic wood and stenciled on a meaningful saying.

Create Found-Object Art

When the design team at Birdhouse Interior Design opted not to use an original door in this 1910 farmhouse remodel, they repurposed it as an art piece in the bathroom. It's coated in chalkboard paint and scrawled with a whimsical Dr. Seuss quote.

Cool Kitchen Art Space

Here's a new way to display kids' artwork on the fridge: Let them draw on it! Designer Lauren Liess transformed her almond-colored fridge into a functional chalkboard perfect for her son's latest artwork or family grocery lists. Want to paint your own refrigerator? Clean thoroughly, then lightly sand before cracking open the chalkboard paint.

Temporary Memo Board

Create a refrigerator chalkboard, without the commitment, with an eye-catching (and removable) decal.

Art Within Reach

Another option to keep little hands occupied while Mom and Dad cook dinner: chalkboard cabinets. Designer