Drawers labeled with whimsical chalkboard paint will help keep your family organized.
Is your home being overrun with clutter? The best way to overcome clutter – and keep everything tidy – is to ensure everything has its place. Labeling is a great way to stay organized and alert family members where items are – and where to put them away. Using stickers and markers for identification can sometimes look plain and boring, and are more permanent. Luckily, there is another way to label: chalkboard paint.
Drawers are ideal for storage and come in a variety of sizes to store anything from toys to jewelry. Plus, you can find great deals on old sets at yard sales or thrift stores. To start, simply clean and paint your drawers in a color that coordinates with your room’s decor. Once the paint is dry, create a border around the front of each drawer with painter’s tape. Next, spray several even coats of Krylon Chalkboard Spray Paint inside the taped area. When the entire project is dry, use chalk to identify the contents of each drawer. And, don’t limit yourself to white chalk. Colored chalk can add a stylish twist to your project.
To organize your schedule – or your whole family’s – keep track of time with a fun and creative schedule clock. This unique project replaces traditional hours and minutes with your daily activities.
Start by finding a large, flat, wall-hanging clock and carefully remove the hands. Then, apply a coat of Krylon Indoor/Outdoor charcoal black primer to cover the entire clock, making it the same even color. Once the primer has dried, apply three coats of chalkboard spray paint. Finally, when the clock is fully dry, reattach the clock hands and finish by designating certain hours for your daily tasks. This project is especially ideal for young children who don’t yet know how to tell time; simply use drawings to help them know when it is time for their activities and you’ll avoid the everyday question of “is it time to (fill in the blank) yet?”
Labels for entertaining tables