How to Turn Baking Pans into Chalkboards

Sorry that this post is late.  I have been busy with finals, work, and getting ready for Haley’s graduation on Saturday.  But I digress.

I have seen these chalkboards online and made one for myself, so I have decided to post how to turn a simple baking pan into a chalkboard.

First thing you need is these baking pans.  I bought these three at a thrift store for 10 cents each.  What a deal, right?

I have 3 pans here, but I only ended up using 2

I have 3 pans here, but I only ended up using 2

Next I painted the pan.  I wasn’t too particular if the paint for the outside of the pan got on the inside because it would be painted over anyways.  I chose pink and turquoise as my outside colors.  Shocking isn’t it.

Pink and Turquoise

Pink and Turquoise

Next, I taped off the edges of the pan to protect the color and not get chalkboard paint on the outside.  This was a little tricky because I wanted to cover the entire edge of the pan.  So I had to use quite a few pieces of tape to cover the edges.

Tape for Days

Tape for Days

Now, it’s time for the chalkboard paint!  I sprayed the inside of the pan completely to get a nice coat of chalkboard on the pan.

And Voila!  They are done.

Voila!

Voila!

I decided to make a checklist on the turquoise pan of things that need to still be finished before the graduation and graduation party.  Fortunately, I was able to mark one thing off already.  And the last two things won’t be able to be checked off until after the ceremony on Saturday.

GRADUATE!

GRADUATE!

For the second pan, I decided to put my salutation.  Because I love the saying and love pink, it worked perfectly.

Pretty in Pink

Pretty in Pink

These chalkboard pans are really easy to make and really easy to use.  I use chalk markers to write on them, and the chalk marker comes off with a wet washcloth so you can change what it says.  Check out my apartment bedroom blog here to see the chalkboard pan I have in my bedroom.

sparkle

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24 thoughts on “How to Turn Baking Pans into Chalkboards

  1. Zan says:

    What a great idea! I am kind of bummed out now because I recently threw out an old baking pan because it was always burning my cookies. Could have used your idea with it since I love everything chalk! Thanks for sharing with us at the Home Matters #homematters linky party. We love having you and hope you join us again.

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  2. Amanda Kolb says:

    Now I have an excuse to turn my old worn out pans into something like this! Just wanted to let you know I’ll be including your project on My Favorite Things roundup tomorrow! Have a great weekend!

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  3. klaur2222 says:

    Love this idea! I’ll be featuring your post on the next Brag About It Link Party! Party starts Monday at Midnight – hope we’ll see you there!
    ~Laurie

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  4. Laurie says:

    Wonderful project!! I’ll be featuring your project on the next Brag About It Link Party which goes live on Monday at Midnight! Hope we’ll see you there!
    ~Laurie

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  5. rmclellan1949 says:

    These are really cute and look easy to make. You could decorate them to match your kitchen too. Neat. Thanks for sharing. From Sat. Soiree.

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  6. rcsc49 says:

    I love chalkboard projects and these are so cute. I have used these pans for magnet boards but not chalkboards. Thank you for sharing at Share It One More Time. Cathy

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