Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: Chalkboard Paint

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Let me start by explaining today's post; I feel it's kinda necessary.

1) I'm addicted to chalkboard paint.
2) I sick of wasting paper on memos and to do lists.

I found the above image both lovely and amazingly inspirational. But, I have to be honest...I have way too much to do and not enough time to be doodling my dreams onto pretty paper and dropping them into a jar. So, I changed this little number up a bit and fashioned my "Bored Jar" into something similar. You might be thinking, "how is this a reduction?" Well, when my oldest tells me he's "bored" he gets to dip into our new jar and pull out a chore to do - one that helps me and minimizes my to do list. Reduction!

As I mentioned above, I'm not a fan of wasting paper on to do lists or personal notes. Cute little hand-made chalkboards/memo boards are proving to be very handy.

Here's the best part about these reductions - they're easy to make and extremely affordable. All you need is a small can of chalkboard paint, tape and a brush. Easy peasy! What's your favorite reduction? xo


  1. I just love the idea of using chalkboard paint on a clipboard! That's totally what I need to spruce up my office, functional + fun! The jar is also pretty cute :)

  2. love the clipboard...i might need to borrow your idea!!

  3. I am in love with that clipboard! Great idea!

  4. Just bought a set of 3 clipboards 2 wks ago on a whim with no idea what I was going to do with them...lovely idea!

  5. What fantastic ideas! I love the bored jar, and need that for my 14 year old :)

    I want some clipboards for the studio to do lists! :)

  6. Love this idea...especially the chalk paint! I've seen a friend label her jar "The Job Jar" and when her kids need a consequence for a minor infraction they have to pull a job from the jar and complete. Her kids are a little older, so a good consequence that is carried out right away...and like you said cuts down on YOUR "to-do" list! It's a win win!

  7. I copied you!


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