How to Turn a Cutting Board Into a Chalk Board

With Mother’s Day around the corner, I’m sure there’s bound to some need for gift ideas.  I’ve got a great one for your Mom and/or that foodie lover in your life; a cutting board turned into a chalk board!

You can do this with just about any surface but I thought a cutting board would be fun to make for the Mom who loves to be in the kitchen.  The video is under 40 seconds and will tell you everything you need to know. All supplies were purchased at Walmart for under $10 bucks! Enjoy!

Tutorial: A Cutting Board Turned into a Chalk Board


  • Rust-Oleum Chalk Board Paint
  • Cutting Board
  • Painters Tape (or any kind you might have laying around that is similar)
  • Foam Brush or Roller Brush (must be smooth to prevent bubbles)


  1. Tape off your area.
  2. Paint with Chalk Board Paint
  3. Let dry, then repaint. Repeat giving at least 3 or 4 coats.
  4. Peel off tape.
  5. Prime board with chalk by rubbing chalk all over it.
  6. Wipe off with dry paper towel.
  7. Ready to use!



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  1. says

    Love this. I just bought a cutting board at Goodwill with intentions of doing a wax paper transfer on it. But I’ve been there, done that, so I may try your idea instead. Have lots of chalkboard paint in the garage!

    • A Cowboy's Wife says

      Yay! My only big tip is to make sure your brush or roller is smooth. If not, it will cause bubbles and unsmooth surface. I know because I found out the hard way!!! Share if you do it, I’d like to see how it turns out!