Isn’t that chalkboard in the kitchen above great? I love anything to do with chalkboards. Obviously I went a little chalkboard crazy in our playroom, and it is also in the kids’ bath, the study, and the boys’ bedroom too. Suppose I need to find a support group for this addiction?
Yes, I know that it has been used, abused,and misused over and over again in the last decade – but I still love it. I wanted to share some rooms with you that I think make great use of either chalkboard paint or chalkboards themselves. Do you still like it, or have you moved on away from its use? Maybe there are a few of us chalkboard
addicts lovers still around. Here is the kitchen from our first photo set for another party. (I wish I had every one of those little chairs!)
I love the use of the chalkboard on the side of this kitchen cabinet.houzz.com
How do you like this kitchen with its wall of chalkboard paint?houzz.com
Take a look at this fun bathroom. Do you think the steam in the bathroom streaks the chalk design? Since this photo was taken, they have added a real mirror to the room.
The next couple of pictures are from another chalkboard lover, Holly Mathis. Here is how she uses the chalkboard paint in a room belonging to her two sons. This shows the wall (and another cute little chair!)
This shows a dresser in a previous version using chalkboard paint. (It has since been repainted another color.)
She also has had chalkboard painted closet doors for her children.hollymathisinteriors.com
Here is another little boy’s room that makes wonderful use of chalkboard paint AND maps.blog.houseoffifty.com
And how about these lamps from that bedroom? Wow!blog.houseoffifty.com
Look how colorful this playroom is even with the black chalkboard painted walls. (Isn’t that the most precious little dog toy?!)
And then there are all these refrigerators out there dressed in their lovely chalkboard paint. How can you not love these?
Even if you don’t want to use it for room decor, it’s great for parties…like this Back to School birthday party….
and this children’s sidewalk chalk party.june bug parties via hiphiphoorayblog.com
Or perhaps you are planning a wedding? There are so many uses for chalkboards for weddings that it is overwhelming. Here are some chalkboards with lovely green painted frames.
And look at these signs. Simply gorgeous.etsy – customchalk.com via weddingchicks.com
And now for your further reading assignments.
1. The folks who made the chalkboard signs above have done some other beautiful work. Just click here, and you can view their gallery.
2. Dana Tanamachi does amazing chalk lettering…and I do mean amazing. Her work has been featured all over stores, publications and the internet. Click here, and you can watch a time lapse video of the artist at work. It is really neat (and she keeps a wet towel with her through most of her work.)
And last, but not least…
3. When this blog was merely an idea in my head, I was researching many sites and designers. One of my favorite design groups that I stumbled upon was Second Street Creative. At the time I came across them, they were about to launch the website and blog for a pair of photographers at Our Life in Balance. I loved that they used a chalkboard as the basis of their design and as an important part of their daily lives. Click here, and you can read all about them, how their name came to be, and the significance of their chalkboard.
So tell me…are you still infatuated with chalkboards or tired of their use? If you have them, where and how do you use them in your home? Having your children draw on them might be just a little thing to you, but I bet the children love it. Leaving little notes to family members might be just another little thing to you, but I bet those notes are appreciated.
Any chalkboard fans out there?