Thanks to Passionate Penny Pincher for passing along this thrifty and creative idea to use Chalkboard Contact Paper to make the inside of your cabinet doors a chalk board.  First off I had no idea Chalkboard Contact Paper or Gowrite Dry Erase Paper  even existed… But my mind is swirling with all the creative ideas I could make this it!  Love this idea and hope you enjoy it as well.

Chalkboard Contact Paper, 18? x 6? $7.84

Gowrite Dry Erase Rolls, 18? X 6 Feet, White, ( if you want to do dry erase instead) $13.80

Here’s what you’ll need ~

  • Chalkboard Contact Paper
  • Scissors to cut contact paper to size
  • A plastic card to smooth down any bumps
  • Chalk

And here’s how to do it . . .

  • Cut contact paper to fit board.
  • Smooth down with credit card (I actually used the card to smooth it down with, and then creased it very tightly in the corners. The card did the cutting too!)
  • “Cure” the contact paper by using the flat side of the chalk and completely covering the contact paper
  • You’re all done! You could also add vinyl letters to write “menu” and “grocery list”


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  1. I’m confused, I’m frowning, brows creased!! I can’t believe no one has posted a comment here or on the post I read before this one, telling you how awesome and wonderful you are. You are awesome! 
    I’m wondering if the “sign in” could be something that’s discouraging them. We’re always in a hurry these days and I was almost discouraged myself but I couldn’t bear to not try after you have given such wonderful ideas… thriftymom, please find a way to let people comment without having to sign in. Bless you!

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