Several months ago, our Chalkboard Easel Broke. I must say I’m not too sad, because it took up so much space and in our small area, space is at a premium. I went on a hunt for a large chalkboard I could hang on the wall and to my surprise they began retailing around $100. I loved it, but at that price I preferred my kids stick to paper and crayons. I tried Chalkboard spray paint which is great, but messy. Then Until I came across this little secret…
I have not been ready to reveal my secret until now…
Chalkboard Contact Paper….AND AGAIN I SAY REJOICE!
And again I Say Rejoice!
This Chalkboard Contact is phenominal for many reasons:
-it has a sticky back. It is removeable, reusable and does not leave a sticky residue on surfaces.
-it washes clean easily
-there is a lot in one roll, so you can make multiple chalkboards or cover a chunk of wall
Its many uses:
-Picture Frame Chalkboard: Buy $1 Foam Poster board, Apply the sticky contact paper to the foam board. Cut to size of picture frame. Place in picture frame and hang.
-Cut your own custom Chalkboard Labels
-Cut and apply to your refrigerator for a magnetic Chalkboard.
Apply Direct to your Refrigerator
-Apply to a framed cork board. One side Cork and cover the other side with chalkboard contact paper.
-Place direct on walls in your kids play rooms or over a dining room table.
-Make travel sized chalkboards using foam board, they are light weight and fit easily in a back pack.
-Apply to any magnetic surface for a combination Magnetic Chalkboard.
-Make chalkboard placemats for the dinner table.
-Place a strip on the dashboard of your spouse’s car and write him love notes.
-Cut out wall decals and apply to any room!
-Shop for unique frames at a thrift shop or garage sale and fill with contact paper for a stylish and unique chalkboard.
Shop thrift shops/Garage sales for unique frames
Covering a Larger Surface?
Spray-on Chalkboard Paint is recommended.
*Please note when painting, to not use in a breezy area, the paint will go everywhere.
Want a Magnetic Chalkboard Surface?
Spray Chalkboard Paint on a metal magnetic surface or Use Spray-on Magnetic Paint first. Let it dry.
Once dry. Spray Chalkboard paint over top or roll on Chalkboard Contact paper.
If you complete this project, I would love to see your photos!
Cheers to your Thriftliving!