Back to the (chalk)board…

Still reeling from the lovely chalkboard room in 500 Days of Summer, Gadora recalls early on entertaining a teaching profession. I’d line up my stuffed animals, and prepped with my easel chalkboard and a bucket of colors, would get busy teaching them a few things. (These were the days before PowerPoint presentations, so I had a small space in which to make a big impact on my subjects.) It’s little wonder as an adult I’m still quite enamored with all-things-chalk.

Jen Thompson's chalkboard screen door
Jen Thompson's chalkboard screen door

Jen Thompson’s screen door chalkboard is adorable. I love that hers retains the doors’ original peely paint, and that it’s portable. Prop it in your kitchen, or slide it into your office. Anywhere you place it, this screen door will add a bit of interesting whimsy to any area. PS. DesignSponge’s post offers a how-to!

Full-length blackboard
Full-length blackboard

Easily accomplished from a full-length mirror or frame, this propped chalkboard makes a great focal point for your dining or bar area. A forever fan of chocolate walls, the combo of this black chalkboard placed against the dark wall is good eye-candy. Thanks Loving. Living. Small.

Chalkboard kitchen
Chalkboard kitchen

Caldwell Home has pulled together a few chalkboard ideas, too. My fave? This modern kitchen. The solid chalk-painted wall behind the modern concrete table and stainless steel kitchen adds a bit of playfulness to the otherwise seemingly serious kitchen.

Tabletop chalkboard
Tabletop chalkboard

If not the kitchen wall, how about the kitchen table? A closet graffiti artist, and proud doodler, I LOVE this tabletop chalkboard surface.

Danny's chalkboard house
Danny's chalkboard house

And finally, here’s a fella who took his chalkboard obsession to the extreme. “I’ve had a weird obsession with chalkboard paint ever since I discovered it at the local home improvement store.” Beginning with Danny’s resurfaced “eyesore” fridge, featured in Country Home, he’s nurtured his enthusiasm, and moved it outdoors…

Hudson chalkboard paint
Hudson chalkboard paint

Hankering to paint your own canvas? Check out Hudson’s Paint. With this discovery, I think I’ve found my next project inspiration…



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4 thoughts on “Back to the (chalk)board…

  1. LOVE me some chalkboard paint. I have a huge framed chalkboard in my kitchen. It’s so much fun.

    I just clicked over from the tie chair on Apartment Therapy. Your blog is wonderful, I just subscribed. I’d love to link to the tie chair if you didn’t mind.

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