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I know I have said it before - but Chalkboard Spray Paint in a can has to be the coolest thing ever invented.  But it is also kinda expensive (well compared to regular spray paint).  Normally it runs about $7 a can.  Obviously, you want to maximize that investment and use it on as many things as possible!  So what all can you turn into chalkboards?  Any smooth surface!  I have complied a list of 9 things that you can spray to your hearts content to create that great chalkboard effect!

1.  Cardboard
I know you remember my cardboard chalkboard project. I just used the cardboard from the back of the frame of this mirror to make my chalkboard! 

You can also use cardboard to make chalkboard labels like these from Rachelle @ Fingerprints on the Fridge!

2.  Mirrors
So Kate @ The Centsational Girl did this adorable redo of a mirror into a Chalkboard.  Just sprayed right on top of the mirror.

But you can do both sides of a mirror.   How adorable is this medicine cabinet redo from Jamie @ Red Roof Blue Door?  She just spray painted the inside of the door with chalkboard spray paint!  Perfect for notes and reminders!

3. Cabinets
Yes - you could spray paint the inside of a medicine cabinet like the above, or you could take an old cabinet door and make it into this beautiful message board.  That is what Nell @ Wranglers and Ribbons did! 

4.  Glass
Sure I have seen projects where people just spray painted the glass in frames - but lets take it to the next level.  How adorable are these little spray painted votives?  These are from DIY Bride

5.  Tabletops
Love this tabletop redo by Julie @ Less-Than-Perfect.  BTW - the post is touching and hysterical!  I highly recommend reading it!  Let's just say that a good BFF is a great thing to have! 

6.  Metal Signs
Spray painting metal is a great idea.  I love these PB Knockoff Garden Tags that Kristen @ Restored Style did!  At about 90% off the price of the PB ones I think these turned out fantastic!

7.  Silverware
Yep - I went there.  Silverware!  Of course you can't eat off it but it also makes adorable garden markers.  See how you can spray paint silverware by hopping over to Christy @ From Glitter to Gumdrops

8.  Terracotta
Terracotta planters have never been cuter than when done up with Chalkboard!  Love these bright planters that Tyna and Katie @ We Heart This did! 

9.  Ceramic
This PB Knockoff Platter is a great example of how you can spray paint ceramic.  Emily @ The Rubber Pumpkin did this one!  Love it!

There you go!  Feeling inspired?  I know I am!  So what do you want to run out and spray right now?  Got a project you want to share?  Link it up in the comments or hop over and share it on my Facebook Fan Page!  You can add it as a link or upload pictures!  I know we would all love to see it!

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Kate Riley said... @ August 23, 2010 at 8:47 PM

Fantasticness all around, thanks so much for the linky love friend.

Christy said... @ August 23, 2010 at 9:38 PM

Thanks for linking up with my spoons....most people don't need spoons when they come to my house anyway, so....their safe. :O) Now I need to go try out the rest of these ideas. :O)

Elizabeth said... @ August 23, 2010 at 11:08 PM

Just bought my first can of chalkboard spray paint the other day...went to paint a plate I was no longer in love with - just as I was peeling off the tape it slipped from my grasp and SMASH. :(

Now I have to think of another project. Thanks for the inspiration!

Julie said... @ August 24, 2010 at 7:13 AM

So sweet of you to highlight my table! Thanks so much. Please visit my blog anytime!

Anonymous said... @ August 24, 2010 at 8:14 AM

Oh, thanks for this. After I did my chalkboard, I didn't know what to dowith the rest ofthe chalk board paint. But those metal signs are great. And so it the terracotta. Love love love it!

Unknown said... @ August 24, 2010 at 8:44 AM

Wonderful highlights! I haven't even done one chalkboard project yet :( But it's on my ever-growing 'to-do' list. Thanks for the great links!

re:Inspire said... @ August 24, 2010 at 11:46 AM

Loving the ideas!!

fafner said... @ August 24, 2010 at 2:41 PM

Where have I been that I didn't even know this product existed? I need to go home and chalkboard my life!

Sarah said... @ August 24, 2010 at 7:51 PM

Hey, Jess! Great post! I haven't had a chance to jump on the chalkboard band wagon yet (or use spray paint either recently, for that matter) but these are some great ideas!!! And your patio make-over is beautiful!!!!

Kitty Deschanel said... @ August 24, 2010 at 10:13 PM

The medicine cabinet is my hands down favorite! We have a chalkboard door in our kitchen and have so much fun with it :)

The Damsel In Dis Dress said... @ August 24, 2010 at 10:14 PM

So cute! I love the chalkboard idea. Found you on Blogfrog...I'm stumbling this.

Lucky's Luna said... @ August 24, 2010 at 11:34 PM

Wow really cute ideas! I love them!

Kimberlee Jost said... @ August 26, 2010 at 9:04 AM

I just found you on Hooked on Houses, and I love all these ideas. Truth be told, I've always wanted to try chalkboard paint and think that I'll mess it up. So, now that I've admitted that fear publicly, I'll probably go out and spray everything that I see. It could happen. :)

Oh! And I linked to you under the "Love It" section on my blog. :)

Oh, My Darling said... @ August 26, 2010 at 5:53 PM

Cool, love the spoons idea!

Rachelle said... @ September 27, 2010 at 11:28 PM

So many lovely chalkboards! I love them all!

Love the frame on yours.. gorg!

Chalk Paint Ideas said... @ September 25, 2011 at 12:59 AM

I have yet to make my own chalkboard surface, but I love your ideas! If you haven't tried chalk paint yet, I highly recommend it - it is my new favorite thing! I've read that you can also make chalkboard surfaces using the chalk paint...but it really shines in refurbishing furniture!

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