The Friday Fluff Up: EASY Chalkboard Contact Paper Fluffs Up The Pantry!



I love (love, love, love!) this idea from Life with Both Hands Full that I found over on Pinterest! So, of course, I had to try it. I have exactly the same pantry, but even if you don’t have this pantry you could add this to your kitchen cabinets . . . I love the idea of adding it to my baking supply cabinet and will be adding it there next!


When I saw the idea initially I thought it used chalkboard paint, which I thougth would be cute, but also a bigger project than I was up for today.  But, when I saw in used chalkboard contact paper (brilliant!), I knew I had to try it. 


(I have to confess: I have a contact paper addiction . . . when my hubby & I were first married I wallpapered the kitchen walls with contact paper because I couldn’t handle how ugly they were.  It peeled right off when it was time to move!  I wouldn’t recommend this because there’s no guarantee it will peel off, but I got lucky and it made a really ugly kitchen pretty cute. 🙂 )


Here’s what you’ll need . . .

  • Chalkboard Contact Paper (I ordered it at Amazon for $6.96, but as Kristen mentioned on the PPP Facebook page, you could also use Gowrite Dry Erase Rolls for just $8.99 if you have chalk allergies or prefer a dry erase board.  Note that the amount included in what I ordered would have been just enough to do both sides of my pantry had I measured before I cut . . . so if you’d like to use it in another spot be sure to measure and get just what you need!)
  • Scissors to cut contact paper to size
  • A plastic card to smooth down any bumps (I used my hubby’s Lowe’s gift card from Christmas)
  • Chalk (All I have is my children’s fat sidewalk chalk which is difficult to write neatly with . . . I’ve got to hunt down some skinny 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” like Krista did in her post.
I absolutely love it, and am so excited to have it done! And, believe it or not we’re completely out of peanut butter, so that’s the first thing on my grocery list. 🙂

Have you made any fun crafts this week? Check out my ideas over on Pinterest (you can follow me under ppennypincher if you’d like to get started . . . I love that place!) If you have a blog and have done a little fluffing in your home, I’d love to see it, so leave your link in the comments section. Also, if there’s a craft you’ve seen on a website that you’re hoping to make, feel free to share that link as well (I’m always looking for new ideas!)

Check out previous Friday Fluff Up projects and ideas . . . and Happy Fluffing.

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  1. I got Dave a chalkboard mug for Christmas and leave him early morning greetings. But the best find was a chalk marker. Yes a chalk marker! Very easy to write with and once it’s dry, it doesn’t smear but it’s easy to clean off. I love that marker so much I’m looking for places to paint with chalkboard idea. What a great idea you’ve given me!

    • A chalk marker? LOVE that Theresa! I gotta get one! Okay…. the mug idea is also great – I guess the contact paper would get wet, but I’m thinking I can come up with other places to add it. I was so frustrated when I was writing w/ the sidewalk chalk that I knew I had to get something better to write with, so I can’t wait to find one! 🙂

  2. I was at store, and I found some White Erase Contact paper…I was so excited for my daughter. I had seen those white erase stickies that you can put on the wall that look like big blurbs and they can write their little saying on them. Well…I get this contact paper, and I make the blurbs, put them strategically around her desk, and then take another roll and put it on her closet door…So, she takes her dry erase marker and starts writing…..Then she comes to me to tell me that it doesn’t erase!!! omg! I was upset! And so was she…I was sooooo disappointed, and, yes, I tried everything to remove the marking, and nothing worked, you could still see it. Needless to say, I hesitate to try that again

  3. Amy Johnson says:

    Not sure if someone already asked this, but does the chalk erase well from the contact paper?


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