Chalk It Up – Repurposed Baking Pan into Chalkboard

In its younger days, this was a regular silver cookie sheet, but it had browned as much as
the cookies that had baked on it and I loved the way it aged.I planned to use it as a magnet board in my kitchen, but alas, it wasn’t magnetic. I knew I could still bake up something with it – just not cookies.  It just needed that chalkboard ingredient!

When my youngest son saw it, he said, “You haven’t baked cookies in forever.”  Well, forever is an exaggeration, but not since Christmas and I can’t remember when before that, so this will be a good reminder for me.

I love the chalky residue left by “priming” it with the chalk – it’s almost like flour on the pan.

Since I already had the paint out and didn’t want to clean the brush after using it just that little bit, I looked around for what else, needed a little blackboard love.

I bought a stack of small, old dry erase boards last week and planned to turn them into framed chalkboards, but spotted my stash of old metal clothing hangers.  I’d rather have something hanging on the wall than setting somewhere so this was a better choice.

I’ve got chalkboard fever right now, so nothing is safe from my paintbrush.


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  1. What a cute idea! When my grandmother died, I inherited most of her kitchen… she has some old pieces that aren’t really cooking-worthy right now, but I had to hang on to them for the sentiment… Maybe I’ll have to do something like this to them! 🙂

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  2. I hope I catch your fever next week, I have a few spots I’d love some chalkboards.


  3. I love your projects, Angie…and anything with vintage hangers is great!

  4. so very cute, angie:)

  5. As always you cteate wonderful items.

  6. Love these! I really like the way you used a hanger, just gives it that special touch. Very nice.

  7. Sweet idea with the cookie sheet, Angie! I love it! I’m waiting to spray paint a frame for a chalk board. But it is too chilly right now here to spray paint in the garage!! Brrrrr!!! ;0)

  8. I love a chalk board in the kitchen and the old cookie sheet is perfect!

  9. So adorable and that hanger would go well with my hanger collection in my laundry room. Hmmmm

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  11. Very creative! I love chalkboard paint!!

  12. I’ve never used chalkboard paint, but I can see how it could get addictive! Great ideas and inspiration 🙂

  13. sure is fun coming here to all these cute ideas!!

    barbara jean

  14. Very clever!

  15. Oh I adore this, and I LOVE the little hanger–it is beyond adorable!!!

  16. Great idea for the cookie sheet! I have a few of them that have browned!
    Thanks so the inspiration!


  17. Great idea for chalkboards, especially the ones hanging! Thank you for hosting again this week.
    Mary Alice

  18. I have “the fever” too…those little clippy hangers come in handy don’t they? Cookies are on the “back burner” at our house too…too many other “projects” taking space in mt brain 🙂 laurel

  19. Love this post! I enjoy all things kitchen. Thanks so much for sharing this and your other treasures at Show & Tell. I love having you!

    Sharon @ mrs. hines class

  20. This is so cute! So glad I saw you at Cindy’s Woman Thing link party. ~Diane (I am #31)

  21. I have old brown pans and that’s a clever idea! Thank you for sharing at Potpourri Friday!

  22. What an amazing idea – love the cookie sheet! My six year old daughter was sitting next to me and gasped and said, “Oh, that is so cute!!” when she saw it! She is my little baker. May have to borrow that idea. Simple and lovely.

  23. So fantastic! The cookie sheet is such a great idea and how clever of you to use the hanger. Love it! Thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us at Inspiration Friday! 🙂

  24. I really love chalkboards right now and I love how you made such a whimsical one with the cookie sheet! AND, now I need to go see if I kept all the old clip hangers we had cuz I would love to have one of these in my laundry room! I’m now a Linky Follower!

  25. I love these fresh ideas for chalkboard paint, alas I still use my stones. Thanks for linking up at Beyond The Picket Fence.

  26. Cute, cute ideas. I love the look of the baking pan. It looks so good with your vintage pieces……..especially with the chalk finish.

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  27. There’s a lot of chalkboard fever goin’ round! Good thing it’s so much fun 😉 Thanks for linking up!!
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  28. Lora McKee says

    Did you paint or use stain on the cookie sheet. I love the reddish brown tint.

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