Chalkboard Canvas Bins & A Winner

I’m still on my quest to get this house organized, digging into all those forgotten and messy places! I wanted to get our coat closet organized and functioning better. This in one place in the house that can get out of control fast! I was tired of going to grab a hat and having the whole pile come tumbling down.
So I picked up my supplies:
4 canvas bins
Chalkboard paint
Paint brush
That’s it!
I got these bins for cheep at Walmart. They have an opening on the front to slide in a label. The idea of cutting a piece of paper to fit the opening, writing what’s in the bin, just to have to do it all over again when I want to change what goes in the bin, does not thrill me.
So I decided to just use chalkboard paint instead. I used DecoArt’s paint as I have a ton of it and it’s a pretty good product!
I used my paint brush and applied the paint directly to the plastic window. I just used a small brush and free handed it.
I gave the window two coats of chalkboard paint to give full coverage.
Once the paint was dry I let it sit for a couple days before I labeled the bins with a chalkboard pin.
I just love bins and chalkboards and organization! It makes me so happy!!!

Simple. Easy. Functional.
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It’s time to announce another winner!!! The winner of the Embellishing Life giveaway is…….
Who said….
“I’m a follower!! :)”
Congrats Janet! Please contact me within 48 hrs at adiamondinthestuff at hotmail dot com to claim your prize!!!
Remember to enter the The Shabby Creek Cottage giveaway, it ends today!!!


  1. great idea…I’m doing this when I return home….thx for sharing…Mariaelena

  2. What a great idea and congrats to Janet!

  3. This is a fantastic idea!

  4. Great idea! I have the same bins and I can not wait to try this with them.

  5. This is a fabulous idea. I didn’t know you could find chalkboard paint in these little bottles! awesome!

  6. I absolutely love these bins. I am running to my Walmart to find some.


  7. Great idea!! I have these same bins! love it!

  8. Just in time – I need organization ideas for back to school! Thanks for sharing on Momspiration Monday 😉

  9. I love chalkboard paint labels! I’m totally going to copy this!

  10. Love the chalkboard signage!

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