Oh, chalk paint; one of my greatest loves. My heart skips a beat when I get a new container of it or start new chalk paint projects. For real.
If you haven’t hopped on the chalk paint bandwagon yet, I’m thinking it could be because you think it’s really only used for furniture. And let’s be honest – painting a piece of furniture can be a little scary.
But the good news is that because it is the most fabulous type of paint on earth, chalk paint can be used on virtually any surface. That means there are tons of chalk paint project ideas out there for those who do not want to paint furniture! And I searched high and low to gather up some of the best and most creative chalk paint projects to help inspire you to try the stuff out (or to use up your leftover paint)!
I just know you’re going to love these chalk paint crafts and chalk paint DIY projects! To get the full tutorials for any of these projects, just click the link to be taken to the original blog post! Also, these projects are PERFECT for doing with spray chalk paint (check out my review of chalky finish spray paint at that link!).
Chalk Painted Pillows – White House Black Shutters
That’s right – you can paint fabric with chalk paint! Why not update a plain pillow like White House Black Shutters did?
Chalk Painted Glass Vases – Pet Scribbles for Pink When
I bet you have lots of leftover florist vases sitting in a cabinet somewhere, don’t you? Give them a breath of new life with some chalky paint like Pet Scribbles did!
Chalk Painted Wreath – Average But Inspired
To help my plain grapevine wreath stand out against my wood door, I gave it a chalky paint finish!
Chalk Paint Fancy Frames – Confessions of a Serial Do It Yourselfer
These plain frames were turned into gorgeous chalkboards. You could keep yours as frames or do what Christy did to give them a different purpose!
Chalk Painted Candlesticks – Dwelling in Happiness
Update some candlesticks in minutes with a coat of chalk paint!
Chalk Paint Pencils – Blooming Homestead
Give your pencils an adorable, custom look with chalk paint like Blooming Homestead did!
Chalk Painted Plates – Canary Street Crafts
Plates and serving platters are a thrift store staple! Freshen them up or antique them with chalk paint like Canary Street Crafts did, and you have unique wall decor in an instant!
Chalk Painted Lamps – Uncommon Designs
Give an old lamp a new look with a coat or two of chalky paint. So much cheaper than buying a new one!
Chalk Painted Baskets – The Inspired Hive
Baskets are perfect candidates for a makeover with chalky paint! Follow Nicole’s tutorial to achieve a washed look on any old basket you have lying around.
Chalk Painted Garden Pots – Our Southern Home
Add some color to the garden or porch with chalky painted pots! Our Southern Home fills you in on how to properly seal them so that they will withstand the elements.
DIY Chalk Paint Art – Table and Hearth
If you’ve got a plain piece of scrap wood lying around, turn it into a special work of art for your home with some chalky paint. Emily from Table and Hearth made a special anniversary gift for her husband!
Chalk Painted Serving Trays – Mad in Crafts
A plain wooden tray doesn’t have to be plain if you give it a color injection with chalky paint!
Chalk Painted Jewelry or Keepsake Boxes – The Bold Abode
Such a perfect project to use up some leftover chalk paint! Plain wooden jewelry or keepsake boxes are a great makeover candidate for a little bit of paint.
Chalk Painted Mirror – Sincerely Sara’d
This project inspired me to repaint the mirror hanging in my foyer! It was time for an update!
Chalk Paint Mason Jars – Making it in the Mountains
What could be easier than chalk painting some mason jars and using them as decorative objects around the house? Kristi from Making it in the Mountains gave hers a special touch with some gold finishing wax. The options for mason jars are endless!
Chalk Paint Shutters or Doors – Brepurposed
It’s easy to upcycle an old shutter or door with chalk paint! Use it as a decorative accent or pop on some baskets and turn it into a functional piece like Brepurposed did!
Chalk Painted Magnet Board – Average But Inspired
Turn a plain magnet board from Ikea (or anywhere else) into a piece of functional art for any room with chalk paint!
So are you ready to put your paint brushes to work? I hope these chalk paint crafts and chalk paint projects inspire you to get painting!