A Game Dresser with Chalkboard Drawers {DecoArt Chalkboard Coating}

I’m so excited to share this fun and colorful game dresser with you!  Thanks to DecoArt Clear Chalkboard Coating, the drawers all have chalkboard surfaces so they can be written on.  It’s the perfect solution for the game and puzzle storage in our gameroom.

DecoArt Clear Chalkboard Coating, game dresser

I started with this {free} dresser that came out of a friend’s garage.  I put the call out on facebook for a free or super cheap dresser and had this one promised to me within the hour.  Gotta love social media!

Our gameroom has a lot of fun colors but the main color is blue with pops of green and orange.  It’s such a fun and vivid color combination, especially for an area of the home that caters to the kiddos.

game dresser, DecoArt Clear Chalkboard Coating

I painted the dresser in those colors: blue for the main body, green for the drawer fronts, and bright orange for the knobs.

After a couple of coats of paint and plenty of drying time, I painted the drawer fronts with two coats of DecoArt Chalkboard Coating.  You may remember the washi tape chalkboard I made with this product … I’m such a huge fan!  It can turn any surface into a chalkboard.  To me, it’s truly one of the greatest craft products I’ve used!

game dresser, DecoArt Clear Chalkboard Coating

I let the Chalkboard Coating dry for 24 hours and then seasoned the drawers by coloring over them with chalk and erasing it.  I moved the dresser into our gameroom …

game dresser, DecoArt Clear Chalkboard Coating

… filled the drawers with games and puzzles …

game dresser, DecoArt Clear Chalkboard Coating

… and started labeling.

game dresser, DecoArt Clear Chalkboard Coating

The chalk wipes off easily with no trace of the writing and the drawers look and feel like they’ve been painted with regular paint, not chalkboard paint.  Isn’t that a fun way to label the drawers?

game dresser, DecoArt Clear Chalkboard Coating

Once we get used to the new storage system, I may label the drawers with the actual names of the games in each drawer.  That might make it easier for my little ones to find what they’re looking for.

I’m so thrilled with the way this project turned out: a free dresser transformed into the perfect storage system for our games.

Have you tried DecoArt Clear Chalkboard Coating?  I’d love to hear what you used it for … or what you’d like to use it for.

DecoArt provided the Clear Chalkboard Coating used in this project as well as further compensation.  All opinions about this product are my own … it’s one of my favorites!

Randi Dukes About Randi Dukes

I’m Randi, a wife and stay-at-home mom of five kids, ranging from preschool to high school. I love strong coffee, craft and DIY projects, my planner, my laptop, and my big ol’ family. When I’m not creating something for my blog, I can be found in the car, running kids from one place to another. I’m the one knitting at the red light.


  1. This is so cute! I love the colors!
    House on the Way

  2. Fantastic idea! I love the colors too. :)

  3. What a great idea! I hadn’t heard of the Clear Chalkboard Coating, but definitely want to try it! Thanks for sharing!

  4. That’s so cool! Where can I find the coating Randi? At Michaels?

  5. That turned out SO CUTE Randi! Love it!

  6. I haven’t tried the Chalkboard Coating yet but now I have to! :) It would be great for our playroom & my daughter’s dresser for finding her clothing items!! Thanks for sharing such a cute idea!

  7. this turned out amazing! and what an easy way for the kids to stay organized. i might have to do something like this for legos…

  8. This really is super clever Randi! I will confess that I had no idea there was such a thing as chalkboard coating! I will have to give it a try!!

  9. Love it girl!! Super cute- I never ever doubt your craft-i-ness! You worked that dresser! :)

  10. LOVE! I’m so glad that dresser is finally cute and useful!

  11. Seriously? I’ve never heard of this product – and I love chalkboards!! I think we were destined to meet, date, marry and have kids (hope my husband doesn’t mind)!
    Pinning this so one day I will find a free dresser I can do this to!!

  12. Great project Randi! Genius idea for game room storage! I love that chalkboard coating!

  13. Thanks so much for sharing. I’d love to have you come link this up to our Teach Me Tuesday Linky – it’s brand new and in need of creative contributions! http://www.somedayilllearn.com/2013/02/18/teach-me-tuesday-5/

  14. I absolutely love this and I might do it myself. :)

  15. What a great idea – and I love that if you move things around, you can easily change the labels!

  16. Randi!!!!

    This is such a fun project! I love the idea of the chalkboard drawers! Thanks so much for sharing!


  17. Very cool! Gives me a ew idea for a twin headboard I am working on. Hmmmm Wonder if I can find it in my little hick town!

  18. Such fun colors, Randi! I love it!!

  19. I didn’t even know clear chalkboard paint existed! Woohoo!

  20. I love it! That is awesome. Chalkboard paint makes me happy!

  21. I love the clear chalkboard paint! I am planning on posting about using a dresser with chalkboard paint for my craft supplies! Great minds think alike! :)

  22. Love it and I am so wanting the clear chalkboard paint!! Have a wonderful weekend!

    Take care,


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