Instant Chalk Board – No paint needed!



Every once in a while my mind will the blown by something so simple and yet so wonderful that combines to make something absolutely fantastic. I bring to you my lovely creative readers…chalkboard contact paper. I shall wait now while you wrap your mind around the never ending, numerously fabulous, absolutely wonderful things that you can do now that you know that this does indeed exists. The possibilities are endless; you can create artistic decals for your living room or foyer, a lovely place to leave a message.

You can throw some up in your master bath to keep inspirational quotes on; yes you are focus and driven and beautiful! You can cover your kid’s door with the stuff; go to your room never sounded so fun. Use it to cover up an old tabletop and get creative after school; showing your work was never so satisfying. What if you lined your cupboards and with a chalk pen outlined where to put the dishes; husbands you have no excuses now! You can even cover up a tiny awful looking dishwasher with it, like I did. This is a perfect spot for all my friend’s kids to stay out of trouble and play while we are nearby in the kitchen whipping up some trouble. Plus it does double duty for me to let my husband know when the dishes are clean or when they are dirty. Like I said the possibilities are endless!!


How to:

Measure twice and cut once contact paper to fit your desired location

Gently peel off the top of the contact paper and start to slowly stick onto the desired location

Adhere very slowly pushing out air pockets as you move along

Pull out chalk and get creative!


Note; you may want to wipe down the space frequently if you plan on using it a lot, chalk left on too long can sort of stain the paper…but I think this is a charming problem.


Chalk it up!

Marcella Rose




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Marcella began cooking early, learning from her self-taught mom who prepared brilliant meals nightly. At thirteen, cooking on a Ranch, she learned how to get creative in the kitchen. With an eye for the beautiful, a growing palate, and keen organizing skills she soon began hosting parties and catering events. Moving to New York she was graced to have worked with some of the best interior designers in the city. Taking these skills to the Internet with Marcella Rose’s she shares her passion and innovation hoping to inspire the modern woman.

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  1. Well, this just rocked my world!!! I love how you applied it to your dishwasher within reach for little creative hands. Like you said, so many endless possibilities for this stuff. Now I’ve got to go find me some chalkboard contact paper…Michael’s here I come!

  2. Ooh what a great idea! Contact paper is so much easier than paint, and then it can come off and you have your original wall back.