February 23, 2010

Chalk It Up

What do you think of chalkboard walls? Currently, they're all over the design scene. I spot them most in kitchens, kid's rooms, and workspaces. Creating one is as easy as buying a can of chalkboard paint!
I can certainly see myself experimenting with this 'easy to do' idea one day. They're whimsy, creative, practical, and you can write inspirational quotes all over them (that's what I'd do!).

27 comments:

Dagny @ Beautiful Living said...

I love that room! It has this girly, eclectic feel to it. I'm actually liking the chalkboard paint. :)

Caroline said...

Incredibly tempting! I definitely want to put some chalkboard paint in my son's room.

I love the photos you posted though, I'm not sure that I would be gutsy to do an entire wall in my kitchen. But these are soo cute!

Laura Trevey said...

I LOVE them in any room, and I'm definitely putting a large one in my new art studio!!

xoxo Laura

sanctuaryhome said...

Not to be a wet blanket, but just wanted to give you fair warning. They are a nightmare to paint over. I have a client who moved into a house with a chalkboard wall in the kitchen. After coats and coats of paint, the chalkboard is still visible.

Erica Cook said...

I love it... used to have a small chalk board wall in my last house. This is quite possibly inspiring a large wall in my new kitchen. My entire house is white on white... what a departure that would be! :)

Happenstance said...

I like the idea of chalkboard walls. Especially in an open area of the kitchen where the kids can stay occupied while I make dinner:)

Jaime said...

I love it! Def want in my next home.

Miz.November said...

I really love how dramatic that looks. I could really go for that in a space that has lots of natural light. Beautiful pics.

SogniSorrisi said...

I don't know if I would do it myself but they're cool. I love the idea for a kid's playroom.

Having one on the wall behind the bed like in 500 Days of Summer is also fun.

~ Kelly Ann ♥ said...

I love this idea- and have used chalkboard paint thru my entire house- in different rooms.

Have a great day!

Kelly

caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

is really that easy? i would make such a mess!

The Zhush said...

We have this in our playroom, love it...but now I suddenly want to go and write inspirational quotes and french sayings all over it!

Rachel said...

I love the idea, especially for a kitchen. Kids can play and you can write your shopping list on there. These shots you posted are so pretty!

Lisa said...

the chalkboard idea is my latest obsession...really cute idea!

Anna Liesemeyer said...

I am loving this idea, and think it fits perfectly in these settings as well. I just want to go have coffee there!

City Girl Chicago said...

I've yet to come across any little cafe or coffee shop with walls like this, but wouldn't that be so cozy?

Nikki said...

I love them, but hate the feel of writing with chalk...and the thought of touching the walls make me cringe. Which is why I have all glossy walls in my house. I can't do matte. It's sad.

vosges paris said...

I was just thinking today to make a picture of my chalkboard hallway... So I can only say ;yes I like it; and not only in childrens rooms.

Joelle Dolce Bebe said...

Hey sweets,
I Love it all.
This does have a girly eclectic feel to it.
I just found an all black kitchen I am in Love with.(funny from all white to Black)
painting alot of black lately but no chalkboards :(
I have 5 girls & I NEVER painted a wall for them.
shame on me.
I really am just so nervous about the chalky mess???
I never hear complaints though.

Thanks for all the Inspiration!

Joelle XOXO

Marija said...

I think I like the idea though I couldn't do it for my house - I"m too OCD and all the chalk and random scribbles would drive me crazy! I know, I know, I should just let creativity flow but I don't know about walls...

Marija

Hamptontoes said...

I think chalkboard paint is awesome! I like it in small doses though...I don't think I'd do a whole wall in a kitchen, but perhaps one area with trim around it for function (adding to the shopping list, writing memos to family members and keeping the kiddies occupied while wiping up some food)!

Dragonfly said...

I need one in my office. I'd paint it dark purple though!!
Cheers!

Andrea @ Andrea Reh said...

In NZ House and Garden they featured a beautiful picture (which I will be putting up soon on my own blog) of a dining room where an entire wall had been painted in chalkboard paint, feature wall style. Then, in cursive script, they had written up a scene from a Shakespearean play. It really worked.

Nienke said...

Such a cute and whimsical room! I'd love to sit there and have some pastries :)

I say: Go for it!! You could always paint over the chalkboard paint after a while.

Kathysue said...

think chalk board walls can be a really fun and casual look. Not for all rooms but the ones you have featured look great. Kathysue

Sarah Klassen said...

I love chalkboard walls! Highly recommend them!

We have our doors to our pantry done with chalkboard paint (in the kitchen) -- we painted them 3 years ago, and they still look pretty much brand new. We also painted sections above our large bay window, framed with moulding... David, being the artist that he is, drew out a maps of Paris, a city scene and lovely motifs.

You should definitely do this in your place, Crystal :)

Liz said...

i luv em! i know my hubby will go crazy if we had these kinda walls in our dining room, he's a doodler, lol. love that table too and cute chairs.

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