DIY Chalkboard Projects

Since it’s back-to-school time, the first thing that comes to my mind is chalkboards.  So today I’m talking about DIY Chalkboard Projects.

11 Upcycled/ DIY Back to School Chalkboard Project Ideas from Knick of Time|

Chalkboards seem out of date in many classrooms, but they are still hugely popular, especially as chalkboard projects.

Most of these projects were done with good old Chalkboard Paint and a brush.

It’s inexpensive and makes a lot of projects.

Some were done with spray paint and one was a purchased chalkboard, cut to size.

First up is a School Primer Alphabet Chalkboard Sign on Salvaged Wood, just like an actual antique school primer page.

Antique School Primer DIY Alphabet Chalkboard by Knick of Time


Years ago, I made this Repurposed Headboard Chalkboard as a welcome sign when my parents were coming for a visit.

Repurposed Headboard Chalkboard

While on a road trip with my husband, I bought two vintage camping stools and turned one of them into a Hanging Chalkboard Sign.

repurposed stool chalkboard

One of my favorites is the Chalkboard Wall that’s in my entryway.  I did it years ago and still love it.

Chalk Couture Explore World Map Home Decor Wooden Sign Chalkboard Wall by Knick of Time

And then there was a Repurposed Chair Back Chalkboard.

Repurposed Chair Back Chalkboard by Knick of Time

Here’s a Garden Inspired Framed Chalkboard Sign that I made earlier this year.

Spring Framed Chalk Art Chalk Couture Harvest Home Grown Chalk Stories Collection by Knick of Time |

One of my more recent chalkboards was this Pallet Frame Farmhouse Chalkboard.

Farmhouse kitchen DIY pallet frame chalkboard by Knick of Time

Another golden oldie is this Repurposed Wood Folding Chair Standing Chalkboard that was one of my creations years ago.

How to turn a wooden folding chair into a standing chalkboard |

Our farmers market doesn’t have any chickens, but it does have farm fresh produce, like this Farmers Market Chalkboard.

Farmhouse Style DIY Home Decor Farmers Market Chalkboard |

It seems like an eternity ago since I made this Repurposed Window Chalkboard.

This Menu Chalkboard on Salvaged Metal started out as a piece of a typewriter stand!

metal menu chalkboard

A super easy project is a Christmas Tree Cake Pan Upcycled Into a Chalkboard.

Christmas tree cake pan chalkboard

I don’t have a link for this Chalkboard Folding Table.  It was a project I made and sold quite a few years ago.

It was a sturdy wooden table that only needed chalkboard paint and some fresh wood stain.

You don’t come across wood folding tables these days, but I wish I would.

DIY Chalkboard Folding Table

That’s a wrap for this round of DIY chalkboard projects!

Which one was your favorite?

In other news, there’s still time to get your hands on this month’s adorable Club Couture kit.

August Club Couture Looking Sharp

It comes to your door each month with a transfer and 3 chalk paste packets for $19.99 / US or $26.99 / Canada.  Free shipping.

Also included are PDF instructions, as well as this video how-to.


Vaya con Dios,



  1. My favorite was the wood folding chair standing chalkboard. What a clever idea.

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