Wednesday, September 19, 2012

For the Love of Chalkboard Paint

I know it's been around for a while now and it's not the new, hip thing anymore, but I just love chalkboard paint.  There are so many possible ways to use it and it seems to me that it can only add fun and function to a space.  Check out these images showcasing creative ways that people have incorporated it into their spaces (all images from

This is perfect for forgetful people like me!

Loving the contrast between the black chalkboard wall and the white cabinets.

Assigned seats!

You always need a place to jot down notes at your workstation.

Fun for the kids

Just cover with a tablecloth when you don't want to see it.

Can you guess which picture inspired us to bust out the chalkboard paint in our house?  

If you guessed the second pic, you are correct.  Seth and I decided to paint the entire far wall of our kitchen (the one shared with our office) with chalkboard paint.   (We have also decided on our wall color but I'm going to keep you in suspense.  The cabinet color is still mostly up in the air.)

After three coats, here is how it turned out.

I can't wait to start using it to jot notes for myself like "need more eggs" or "give Amos a bath".  I think it will also be fun to write up an inspirational quote or two.  Maybe our artistic friends will even draw something on it for us when they come and visit.  :)

What do you think?  Have you guys used chalkboard paint to add some fun and function to your space?  What do you write on your chalkboard - lists, quotes, notes to your spouse?


  1. I love this idea!! I love the idea of a door or small wall painted in chalk board paint!
    You and Seth can make pig jokes on the chalk board! :) Hope all is well with you!

  2. we haven't used it in our house, but I have been wanting to do a small chalkboard in our kitchen, maybe paint a section and frame it

  3. Which artistic friends would these be? ; ) Love the wall!


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