Easy Chalkboard Labels

I’m holding out on y’all a bit… my custom desks are done but I haven’t been able to photograph them between cloudy days and our beach trip!!  They are coming VERY soon!  (It might have to wait until after the littles start school and I have some time on my hands.)  In the mean time, I have been trying to outfit them for maximum functionality.  I scored a few seagrass baskets at Michael’s for 40% off PLUS an additional 25% off but they seemed a little blah in the all white desk cabinets.  Enter a can of Rust-Oleum chalk board paint, my new handy dandy spray paint handle (these are AWESOME!!  No more painter’s finger!!), and some dollar switch plate covers  …

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…for a couple of durable and easy peasy chalkboard labels!!!  I used a little raffia I had on hand to tie them to the baskets.

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I’m super excited about how they turned out and can’t wait to finish up this entire room!!
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And seriously, the whole thing took about three minutes!!


We’ve got a fun day ahead – movies, mini-golf, pool, who knows what else.  The world is our oyster.  (Or at least our neighborhood!)

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18 thoughts on “Easy Chalkboard Labels

  1. This is truly one of those posts that makes me realize why your blog was added to my favorites :)
    A total "oh my goodness, why haven't I thought of that before" kind of moment! Hope your having a wonderful end of summer!

  2. I can't wait to make the chalkboards! I have adored the baskets that have these on them -but not their price. Thanks for another brilliant DIY!

  3. Brilliant!!! Why have I not thought of this myself?? I just bought some similar baskets at Home Goods last week to store toys in. Now I'm going to label them. Thank you so much!!!

  4. Amanda! How genius! Too bad I already went to the hardware store once today, because I would so be on my way there to copy this great idea. So smart. I love it.

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