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Chalkboard Organization

By: Crazy Little Projects
January 29, 2014

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Chalkboard Organization
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Is there something about January that really gets you going on the organizing/getting life back in order cycle like me? I get a little nutty. Then again, I always love organizing and goal setting and things, so maybe I am always nutty.

I've got a major thing for this Americana Chalkboard paint, so I thought it would be fun to create something chalkboardy to help me get organized this year.

I was thinking this would be perfect to hang in a mudroom, laundry room, kitchen, or anywhere that you can see it and use it often.

It's a chalkboard and cork board all in one!

Items needed:

  • Americana Chalkboard Paint 2oz - Black Slate Chalkboard Paint
  • Americana Acrylics 2oz - Whispering Turquoise
  • Cork board of any size
  • Paint Brush
  • Chalk
  • Adhesion Medium


I started out by taping off the edges of my cork board. BUT, let me tell you that I later decided I didn't really need this step because the black chalkboard paint probably would have covered any blue that I had gotten on the cork. So, this step is optional:

Instruction #1 - Readytopaint
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Then I painted the edges of the board in my turquoise paint.

Next, I recommend doing a coat of paint adhesion medium on the cork. This will help your chalkboard paint stick. Then give it a coat or two of chalkboard paint:

Instruction #2 - Chalkboardpainting
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And then let it dry and you can write on it with chalk AND pin things on it!

Instruction #3 - Chalkboardcorkboard57
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Be sure to visit Crazy Little Projects  for more projects and to learn more about Amber.


I love this project. What is Adhesion Medium. Is It a spray or liquid? Do you put anything behind the cork so you don't push pins into the wall.

Diane Snow

May 20, 2015

We love this idea, def a cool DIY project!


October 12, 2015

I did this with my cork board in my classroom. But I am now facing an issue. I used chalk markers and they will not come off. Any suggestions?

Tori Frasher

September 2, 2021

Hey Tori! We're sorry you're having an issue with your chalk paint. Have you tried using soap and water to get off as much of the chalk paint markers as you can? After that, we recommend rubbing regular chalk over the surface to condition it and then wiping it off with a dry cloth. This will help condition the surface for chalk and help prevent sticking.


September 2, 2021

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