Turning Wall Nooks into Art with Chalkboard Paint!

Hi friends!  Happy Halloween to you!  It’s finally here…the pumpkins are carved, the kids are costumed and the minute by minute countdown to trick or treating is on!

But today’s post is not so much about Halloween, well it kind of is, but mostly it’s not.  Let’s talk nooks mmmmkay?  You know those spaces on the wall that are meant for hanging art or placing some sort of arrangement?  The ones that kind of don’t have a purpose?

I have 3 in my home and I actually find them very annoying.  They’re too big and nothing fits in them nicely.  The one in my front entry way has even sat empty for the last 3 years.  It was too big for a piece of art, and it was a weird shape.  So it just sat there all lonely and annoying.  Then an idea out of no where struck me…why not turn it into a chalkboard?  YES!  So that’s what I did.  And now I have the perfect space to play with chalkboard art, and welcome in seasons and guests.  Look out!!


So here is the nook in my front entry.  It’s big.  It’s empty.  Just to show you how big it is, the picture on the right is a view into the main space of our home.  See how big it is?  What on earth was I supposed to do with that thing?  I mostly just used it for the light.

But not anymore…I slapped on some chalkboard paint!


I just bought a can of chalkboard paint from my local big box hardware store and followed the directions on the box.  So easy.  The only hard part about this project was having to wait 3 days for the paint to cure before I could draw on it.  In these pictures, I was finally able to get some chalk on and get writing!
SO fun!

Now back to the Halloween part…first art up…Halloween themed chalkboard art!


I went on Pinterest and looked at different types of Halloween chalkboard art, then came up with my own design.  The great thing is that chalk is so forgiving if you make a mistake, all you have to do is erase and try again!  So I didn’t stress too much about what I was drawing up there, and just had fun with it.  Isn’t it so fun?!  I love love love it!

I am going to have so much fun with this nook I just know it!  I can’t wait to put up some Christmas chalkboard art!  Then New Years, then Valentines, then St. Patrick’s day…ooooooh I can’t wait!

So if you’ve got a lonely sad nook taking up space in your home, this just might be the solution for you!

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  1. Amazing!! Great idea 🙂 You are definitely going to have fun changing it out each season 🙂 I am hooked on chalkboards (as I’m sure you know). They are so versatile! Happy Halloweeeeeeen!

  2. Love the nook’s new look … to clean it, use WD 40. Seriously, I use it on mine and it works – fish oil being one o the main ingredients – it’s shiny black and ready to use right away.

  3. Great idea and for those allergic to chalk dust, there are new markers that work especially on chalkboards!

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