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31 July, 2013

More Fun Projects with Chalkboard Paint

The school year is just about to start up again and the teacher in me is thinking about freshly-sharpened pencils, book bags and…chalkboards!  Sooo…I thought I would round up my most recent projects using chalkboards and chalkboard paint!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Chalkboard Birds on a StringOne of my favorites is this one…my chalkboard birds on a string! The best thing about this project is that it was absolutely free! I asked you to help me think of six letter words that I could use in addition to spring and here are a few…summer, flower, blooms…and now we can add another one…school!

KITTYMiss Kitty thinks her idea is the best…catnip!

Here's  another way to use chalkboard paint...turn an old picture frame into a little chalkboard. I have this one, made with my Ballard bargains...a boxwood wreath and French script ribbon...hanging near my backdoor to welcome my "backdoor friends."

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Chalkboard Flower Pots Another fun project is my chalkboard flower pots! They make great containers for herbs or fun gifts with the greeting written on the chalkboard label. They are inexpensive and super-easy to make. Wouldn't it be nice to bring one to the teacher on "meet the teacher" day?

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Pottery Barn Inspired Chalkboard Tile Place CardsGot an old Scrabble game? Then you’ve got almost all that you need for these fun chalkboard tile place cards! As soon as I saw them in the Pottery Barn catalog, I knew I had to make my own version!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Yardstick Framed Chalkboard And finally, vintage yardsticks and some slate from Michael’s came together to make this yardstick chalkboard! I love the old-fashioned look!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Fun Ways to Use ChalkboardsAnd just in case you missed it, here is the first set of chalkboard projects that I shared with you earlier this year…everything from wine glasses to labels, tags and more place cards.

I have been having fun with chalkboards…can you tell? However, I have to confess that on the first day of school, this retired teacher will be on the patio having my first cup of coffee and listening as the school bus drives through the neighborhood! Ahhhh!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed having a little peek at my chalkboard projects! Please visit these wonderful bloggers and their beautiful blogs to see what they are up to and to find a list of this week’s participants!
Under the Table and Dreaming for the Sunday Showcase Party , Thrifty Decor Chick for Before and After Monday  , Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday , The Stories of A2Z for Tutorials and Tips Tuesday , Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday , A Stroll thru Life for Inspire Me Tuesday , My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia for Tuesday's Treasures, The Everyday Home for Home{work} Wednesday , Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays , The Shabby Creek Cottage for Transformation Thursdays , No Minimalist Here for the Open House Party on Thursdays , Stone Gable for Tutorials, Tips and Tidbits on Thursdays , My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday , French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday , Common Ground for Be Inspired on Fridays , The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday , Craftberry Bush for the Inspiration Gallery on Friday , Funky Junk Interiors for Saturday Nite Special, Tatertots and Jello for the Link Party Palooza
See you next time! À la prochaine!
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  1. Thanks for the post & links - all the little projects are great. The miter box video is EXACTLY what I needed, right now. Pinned!

  2. Cute! love the yardstick chalkboard!!

  3. Debbie, I love those chalkboards..My favorite is the birds and rooster.How very clever. xoxo,Susie

  4. Debbie
    I love your blog! So much fun and inspiration!

  5. I'm a director of an onsite after school program. I see roughly 100 students a day. I have gotten so tired of them leaving the cap off of white board markers I've been surrounding my room with chalk boards. I'm so happy they are back in fashion. I like the yard stick board. It would look good on my parent table. Thanks

  6. I love these ideas! I, too, have been going wild with chalkboard paint in my house. Can't wait to put some of your ideas to use!

  7. Fun projects, Debbie. You should open a booth at some little shop and see some of your creative pieces, or an ETSY shop. I'd place an order. '-)

  8. I love every one of these chalkboard projects. I guess I just love chalkboards! I love your ideas. Pinning :)

    I'd love it if you would share this at "What We Accomplished Wednesday," at Green Willow Pond. It goes live on Tuesday nights at about 6 PM EST. Have a great week!


  9. Is there anything that DOESN'T look cuter with chalk paint?! I love those scrabble letters -- how fun that would be for place settings during the holidays!

  10. Love all your chalkboard art ideas. I think the chalkboard flower pots would make such cute gifts. Chalkboard art is so fun!

  11. Love your chalkboard projects! Especially love the birds and the yardstick chalkboard! So cute!

  12. I can't wait to get me some chalk board paint!

  13. How fun, I love your chalkboard crafts, you are always so creative. Thanks for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  14. Such great ideas! I'd love for you to link up to The DIY'ers!


Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to comment! I appreciate my wonderful readers!... Debbie