DIY Chalkboard Wall Calendar

I have always been a huge fan of this Ferm Living wallsticker, although I was never a fan of the price. With this summer filling up fast with events, bbqs and weekend trips, keeping track of everything was getting tough. It dawned on me that I could create our own chalkboard wall calendar with some painters tape, a level and chalkboard paint. It turned out awesome!! It almost creates a piece of artwork on the wall. I love having a large family planning center in the kitchen that we can keep track of everything. You could create it any size you wanted to depending on what size space you have to work with. I painted ours rather large so there was plenty of space to write in. I hand painted “This Month…” on top, but you could just as easily add a block to write which month it was too. Half the fun is planning out how you want it to look and function.



DIY Chalkboard Wall Calendar

DIY Chalkboard Wall Calendar


  1. Hannah •

    I love this! And the feature on the ABM blog today, your living space is beautiful!

  2. This is such an awesome idea! Looks amazing!

  3. Wow this is so super cute!

  4. Wow! I LOVE this! In college, I used to have a “sticky note” calendar on my wall. This is even cooler. Great idea!

  5. I just love this!

  6. WOW! This is so fun! I wish I had the wall space to make this happen!

  7. PS. LOVE your home tour on a beautiful mess!

  8. awesome! that is so brave! It turned out wonderfully!

  9. I really want to do something like this. It would look so much cuter than a white board. My only problem is our kitchen has no wall for it. Too many windows! 🙁

  10. I saw this in your feature on A Beautiful Mess and LOVE it! Thank you so much for making a tutorial post!

  11. Jeanette •

    Just hopped over here from ABM and I love it already! Wondering if you’ll do a tutorial for the “Home is…” lettering in your living room – it’s so striking against the white walls.

  12. I would love to do this when I finally am able to own my home. Right now we rent so this isn’t really an option. It looks SO COOL though! And LOOOOOOVE your home tour on A Beautiful Mess today!

  13. I popped over from ABM today and am so excited to have found your site! This DIY is brilliant! I look forward to perusing your space 🙂

  14. I saw this calendar on your feature over at A Beautiful Mess! I love this idea and can’t wait until I have paintable walls to do this on. Though now that I am thinking more, I have a flat piece of scrap wood that this would be perfect on! Thanks for the inspiration!
    Leah Faye
    e plus l

  15. love this idea! so fun.

  16. Your calendar looks lovely! Such a wonderful addition to your kitchen space.

    And how excited you get to spend a long weekend in Ogunquit! My boyfriend and I spent some time there a few years ago while we were in Maine, and I loved it. The little candy store right in the center of town had the most delicious caramels! The beach was also lovely. Enjoy!

  17. So cute! I’ve always wanted to do something like this, but I’m afraid when I erase the chalk, it will get all over the walls. Has this been an issue for you??

  18. I love this an so know just the wall I can do it on!!! Thank you for the inspiration!

  19. Ashley •

    so cute! that wouldn’t happen to be ogunquit, me..
    would it?

  20. I saw your house tour on ABM today and loved it! I saw this and wondered if it was bought or if you diy’ed it so thanks for doing a mini tutorial! Such a good idea!

  21. this looks great! we turned one side of our pantry into a chalkboard – so fun for the kids and practical for notes and whatnot. i’m thinking of turning the upper half into a calendar, so this post is inspiration! ps. check out this pencil style chalk by peg and awl! so great for writing in smaller spaces.

  22. I loved this sooo much that I actually did it 🙂 Here’s our intepretation if you’re interested 🙂

  23. Jen, this was inspiring to me and perfect timing for us since we just moved into our new home and really needed to keep up with so much this past summer that we followed your tutorial!!! THANKS!!
    Just wanted to share . . .

    Oh, I love Sarah’s interpretation too!!

  24. […] on 18 July, 2013 by Sarah Spring A little while ago I came across this gem of an idea from JenlovesKev. I have seen many a wall and cupboard painted with blackboard paint and I have always liked the […]

  25. Amazing design! I am going to move to a new apartment soon and I need some inspiration for the design of the rooms. I love the ideas you gave here! Thank you so much!

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