On a Roll: Chalkboard Paint Alternative

On a Roll: Chalkboard Paint Alternative

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Sarah Rae Smith
Feb 16, 2011

Chalkboard paint has been all the rage for several years now and although we love it so, there's a less expensive alternative. It's super simple, in fact, you'll probably hate that you didn't think to try it sooner (I did!) and comes on an easy-to-use roll.

It's contact paper! Over the years we've featured a million different projects with chalkboard paint and although it's quite stunning in large spaces, buying a smaller amount of it like a quart can be just as pricey as buying the larger gallon amount. Instead of letting half a gallon sit in your closet or garage until someday you have another use for it, try this chalkboard contact paper instead.

Over at Say Yes To Hoboken, they've put it to use making an oversized calendar on the wall — it could also easily cover a refrigerator or cabinet doors in a rental apartment or condo. Use it as a border on the bottom of a wall in a child's bedroom, allowing it to be peeled off when your little one grows tired of it or even in the wall in a dorm room!

Although it might be available at a store near you, good old Amazon carries it for less than $9 per roll (of 6'). How would you put this sticky product to use? Share your ideas in the comments below!

Image: Say Yes To Hoboken

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