10 Chalkboard Wall Ideas – Using Decals?

Writeable surfaces are both fun and functional. You can easily create them in different areas of your home using these 10 simple chalkboard wall ideas…

Chalkboard Painted Door (with a Peel-and-Sick Decal!)

1. Chalkboard Refrigerator Door

Chalkboard refrigerators work well for art, messages, reminders and more. Plus, decals can be used just as well as paint, and the project can be lot less time-consuming too.

For example, the decal shown on the left measures 17.7″ by 78.7″ and typically costs between $10 and $15. Therefore, you can get a lot of wall or door coverage or do multiple projects with a single sheet without having to spend a ton of money (or wait for paint to dry!).

2. Create a Write-able Surface Above Desk in Office

Chalkboard Office Wall
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For instance, you can leave yourself reminders, draw up a calendar, create a to do list or write down your goals. Therefore, you keep them in plain sight, and you can’t miss them: on the wall by your desk. (No more lost or misplaced sticky note – right!)

Wall notes can be especially functional if your desk faces the wall. However, you can also apply this concept to a side wall or even the side of bookcase or back of an office door.

Chalkboard Wall Below Chair Rail
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3. Paint a Chalkboard Below a Chair Rail on a Wall

Want to designate an area on the wall for young kids to color on or decorate? Then, go below the chair rail!

This strategy gives kids a special place to play where you watch them and enjoy their creations. Moreover, you can still keep your room looking nice and not have to give up an entire wall.

Chalkboard Tabletop
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4. Add Chalkboards On a Tabletop

Although many people use chalkboard paint to make chalkboard tables that you can draw on, there is no reason why you can’t use chalkboard decal panels. Well yes, there is.

If you have an uneven surface, you may want to simply paint the table. However, if the surface is smooth, you can go head and save yourself some work by using a decal and be done in less than a hour. (Plus, you don’t have to worry about dry time!)

Chalkboard Entry Art
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5. Entryway Art Chalkboard Wall Ideas

By the way, you can create chalkboards indoors or outside. In any case, they are useful for displaying welcoming messages to guests and friends.

Change them up depending on the season or event or simply create a message you want to display throughout the year. (Plus, they can also be used for friends or visitors to leave notes for you…)

Frame your board to create something smaller and more decorative. On the other hand, you can use a few panels to cover an entire wall.

Chalkboard Wall Behind a Bar
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6. Add a Writing Board Behind a Bar

Whether you want to list drink specials, personalize your watering hole with your own artwork or have a space where your friends can get creative while they are enjoying their cocktails, a bar can be a great spot to put a blackboard.

Change it up when you have special events, use it to play games or create a signature look that will last for years. Of course, your friends may decide that for you…


Chalkboard Pantry Door
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7. Write on the Wall Inside a Pantry Door

While being out of sight but still in a convenient location, a pantry chalkboard is quickly accessible and easy to use for grocery shopping lists, messages, menus, meal calendars and more.

Covering an entire door also lets you use the writable space for multiple purposes…

Leftover decal pieces can then be used to label spices or other food containers to give your pantry a more organized look and make items easier to find.

Chalkboard Interior Garage Door
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8. Add a Chalkboard on an Interior Garage Door

If you want to leave a message for someone in the family, an interior garage door is a great place to get someone’s attention. You can even leave yourself a reminder.=)

Consequently, you can make an otherwise un-used space very useful. For instance, you can take advantage of other similar spaces like mud rooms, laundry rooms, etc..


Chalkboard Headboard
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9. Idea for Creating a Chalk-Headboard

First, cut your decal to the shape and size you want it for a headboard, or have it extend the full height of the room. For example, use it for goals, thoughts, reminders or creative drawings.

Some people just draw a headboard shape or design. Alternatively, you could cut the decal to create the headboard look they want.

TIP: Keep scribbles and drawings a few feet above the bed so they don’t get smudged from pillows.

Chalkboard Wall in Bathroom
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10. Creative Wall Art in a Small Bathroom

Chalkboard decal panels can be a simple and inexpensive way to create a sophisticated or shabby-chic look with minimal effort. Not to mention, no fancy drawing skills required for these chalkboard wall ideas!

Consequently, with a small space, you don’t have to worry about covering a large wall. Thus, you have less work and, of course, less cost as well. Keep it simple for a clean, modern design or get more creative for a shabby chic look.

Tips for Chalkboard Wall Ideas & Application:

  1. First of all, choose a totally smooth surface that is clean and free from dust and moisture. You have a few easy options for cleaning your chalkboard surface.
  2. Second, peel off the backing paper from a corner, stick to desired surface. Next, use a soft cloth to squeegee out air bubble when peeling off the paper.


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