Tuesday

chalk

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Let's talk chalk.  We all know that chalkboards and chalkboard walls have been incredibly popular these past few years and I am definitely on board, no pun intended.  So, I thought I'd do a little roundup of ways to store that messy chalk.  I used to store mine in a drawer in the kitchen, but it always ended up smashed and broken.  I originally thought about using a bathroom cup holder, but couldn't find one that fit the budget and my style.

Then I came across this clearance find at Hobby Lobby.  I'm not sure what it was supposed to be originally, but my first thought was, "that would be great for my chalk."  Actually the two pieces didn't even go together originally.  I think the total for both was around two dollars.  It works great and keeps things out of reach from the little one.


let's not talk about my sad chalkboard writing skills...

and here are a few other ideas if you're looking for a way to keep up with your chalk


found via Pinterest, no source given







Do you have any clever ways to store chalk and still keep it accessible?

18 comments:

Mrs. DeVore said...

The yellow one can be found at a feed store or pet store where they sell small animal supplies. I have one in my pantry right now because I don't have a rabbit anymore. Mine has a screen bottom for the pellet dust to sift out.

Mrs. DeVore said...

Great idea! Mine is in a cup in the cabinet, but I love the drawer pulls idea!

Mrs. DeVore said...

great idea! i need to make something similar! and yeah, my chalk writing skills parallel yours.

Mrs. DeVore said...

So smart!

Mrs. DeVore said...

I love these ideas! I really want to paint a chalkboard wall and will definitely be using one of these ideas to store my chalk :)

Mrs. DeVore said...

I love your new holder, what a great idea! I wonder if that iron piece held a glass votive or something...hmmm. Great ideas, i have a black vintage match box like that yellow one that might be calling for a new bright color now! Thank for including my photo!

Mrs. DeVore said...

Very clever, love your invention for it! Do you think it was meant for the bathroom?? :)

Mrs. DeVore said...

Thanks Pam! I was thinking maybe some sort of votive holder, but it could definitely have been for a bathroom! :)

Mrs. DeVore said...

Thanks Jennifer! I loved your solution, I've seen it all over Pinterest! :)

Mrs. DeVore said...

Thanks so much Lindsay!

Mrs. DeVore said...

Thanks :)

Mrs. DeVore said...

glad to know I'm not alone :) I'm determined to figure out how people make theirs look so pretty! Obviously I've got a long way to go...

Mrs. DeVore said...

Thanks for the info! :)

Mrs. DeVore said...

Cute holder! I wish I was good at pretty typography for chalkboard walls. It can be so so cool if you can do it! ;-)

Mrs. DeVore said...

Very cute holder! I used clear display shelves for our chalkboard wall. I love them because they're big enough to hold all the kids' chalk plus an eraser. Here is a link: http://cleardisplays.com/card-display/greeting-card-holder/card-shelves-with-holes-for-hanging/

Mrs. DeVore said...

I actually used those exact shelves as bookshelves in my daughter's bedroom. Never thought to use them for chalk storage, great idea! Thanks for sharing :)

Mrs. DeVore said...

I agree, it looks so good when you have the skills! :)

Mrs. DeVore said...

Love that holder!

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