I saw this chalkboard organizer at Jo-Ann Fabrics, and I couldn’t leave the store without buying it. The best part is that I had a 50% off coupon, so I only spent about $7.50!
I knew that I was going to spray paint it because I had two cans of paint left over from an earlier project. I also knew that I wanted to add a map to the organizer because I’m kind of obsessed with all the map crafts I found on Pinterest.
I started by covering the chalkboard with masking tape and paper, then I spray painted the wood.
Krylon Blue Ocean Breeze is one of my favorite colors. I enjoy using Krylon spray paints because the paint dries quickly and the nozzle doesn’t get clogged.
After the paint dried, I began to decoupage the strips of map on the organizer using Mod Podge (satin).
I applied a layer of Mod Podge on the back of the map strips as well as on the four wooden boards. Then I adhered them together and removed any wrinkles or bubbles with my finger.
I let the paper dry for a couple of hours before I used an X-acto knife to trim the edges.
For the last step, I applied another layer of Mod Podge to seal the map.
This chalkboard organizer is hanging on the wall in my bedroom/office. I love it because I can leave myself notes throughout the day, and I can store my mail without it getting lost under a pile of papers on my desk.
I hope everyone enjoyed this project. Please feel free to like, share, and comment.
8 thoughts on “Painted Chalkboard Organizer”
Great ideas for organizing stuffs.
This is fantastic! I love the color you chose!
Such a neat idea!! Thanks for sharing! 😉
This is SO cute! I love it. I need this in my kitchen.
The organizer turned out beautiful and I love the color you painted it. I have to say that there’s nothing like getting a great deal! I love coupons from craft stores!!!
LOVE THIS! Just love it.