A few weeks ago I got very overexcited when I discovered the amazing existence of a product called Black Board Paint. I found out about it through my blogger friend Kate, see her post on it here: The Great Sunflower Race. Yes, you can actually create blackboards yourself simply by painting them in this stuff!
As a former teacher and lover of the good old trusty blackboard (there is something very satisfying about writing on a blackboard) I knew I had to get some of this paint and start turning unsuspecting things into blackboards. I bought mine on Amazon for about £6. So far I’ve used it to create a label on a wooden box and to create labels and patterns on plantpots. I have found the less porous the material, the better it works. It tends to seep into the surrounding area of porous materials making it look less neat, but you could use this to your advantage and create an interesting look from it. The labels were created using masking tape to block out an area, which I removed once the paint had dried.
The possibilities are endless with this stuff. You could pretty much turn your entire home into One Massive Blackboard. My Home Rocks has a great post about lots of different uses for blackboard paint in the home, click on the image below to read their article.