Chalkboard Love

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

I love chalkboards. I love how vintage-y they feel and how anything written on them just seems like so much fun! I have a dream to have a huge wall painted with chalkboard paint in my kitchen someday but until then, I have this framed chalkboard hanging in my hall.




I actually got this chalkboard from Liz from Say Yes to Hoboken in San Fransisco. She made it from an old frame with magnetic and chalkboard paint. She also drew the sketch of the Golden Gate Bridge in the corner (I could never do that) and its so good I don't have the heart to erase it!

This is so nice to have in the hall because I pass it anytime I go in or out of my room or the bathroom so I see it a lot. This picture was taken a while ago but right now it is covered in paint samples of colors I love and more instant pictures. I had big dreams of long lists of groceries and things to do written on this board but I realized after I got my first pack of chalk (did you know chalk is really hard to find?) and wrote that messy list you can see in the photo that I hate the feel of writing with chalk! So until I conquer that fear I guess I will stick to photos and paint samples.

Getting back to my chalkboard dreams, here are some other chalkboards from around the web I am adding to my chalkboard dream house. 


I can only imagine what a good chalk artist could do with this chalkboard, imagine the dinner party conversation!



I love the idea of a chalkboard on a pantry door!




On a closely related note, how cool is this chalkboard globe? My dad traveled a lot when I was little and I wish I had this in my room then to mark where he was when he was gone! 

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28 comments:

I Dream Of said...

LOVE the chalk board glove. That would be the perfect gift for my world-traveling husband...

Cheryl E. said...

I love the chalkboard frame. It is gorgeous!

Tamuna said...

Adorable ideas! I still love writing and drawing with chalk whenever I get a chance, I'd love to have a chalkboard frame like yours hanging in my hallway!

xx
A Journey to Style

Joanna said...

I love chalkboards, but like you, I sometimes really dislike writing on them. I'm always afraid the chalk will make that awful screeching sound against the chalkboard. Ick. I'm getting chills just thinking about it. Haha. But I do love the look and functionality of them. Especially the ones you've shown here!

Kristen said...

Yeeeeah I'm pretty much obsessed with your chalkboard... I love the vintage frame! So so pretty!

Diana Mieczan said...

I love the idea of having the chalkboard framed:) It looks so beautiful:) Amazing post and wish you a lovely Tuesday
Kisses

elizabeth / sophisticated pie said...

very cool! That drawing is pretty amazing, but then again, so is Liz's blog! I'm obsessing over that chalkboard globe too, how cool!!

Design Elements said...

wonderful ideas! lovely greetings from Germany

Mo Pie, Please said...

Love it! I think it's so much fun to have chalkboard paint but especially in the kitchen. What a great way to write grocery lists and notes to one another!

Sarah said...

I love the pantry door! Very functional (grocery list). I also love the globe. I'll be homeschooling one day and that may come in handy =)

- Sarah
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Mandy said...

Very cool!! I love this idea. I have a friend who chalkboard sides on her desk. It's so cute!

Gloria said...

our apartment came with a floor-to-ceiling chalkboard wall in the kitchen - it's such a sweet perk!

MG said...

We have chalkboard walls at my office. OK, so not MY personal office, but the office where I work and it is marvelous.

Haley @ Cardigan Junkie said...

I like your chalkboard - the Julie banner is too cute!

Señorita said...

This is such a great idea. That is one of the perks of being a teacher. I actually really enjoy that moment before the students walk in and the chalkboard is all clean and I can create something for my students on the board before they come in.

Really like that big chalkboard in the kitchen; what a concept ;)

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alli/hooray said...

We have a chalkboard in our entryway and I always wish our drawings looked cuter on it! I love the one you got from Liz.

la petite coquine said...

I love your chalkboard-the illustration is so lovely! We had several chalkboard walls in one of my apartments, but I've learned that if you don't like someone's decorating style (or worse, hand writing!), you shouldn't share a chalkboard!

Liz Stanley said...

Looks great! Glad to see my chalkboard has a pretty new home :)

natasha {schue love} said...

The chalkboard inspiration is wonderful! Love all the different ways it can be incorporated into the house! xo

Amanda* said...

Chalkboards are brilliant!

Emily Marie said...

So so cute! I think the boards that fill up whole walls are awesome - great for if you have kids...or even just a realllyyy big "to do" list :)

Pilar said...

Oooh, a chalk wall seems lovely! My friend found some chalk paint in different colors and painted one of his walls in green.

Kelly said...

An entire wall of chalkboard? How incredible would that be!?

Tee, Passports and Postcards said...

I love your chalkboard! The vintage frame, Golden Gate bridge drawing, instant pictures, etc. I really want to get one of my own now!

Robin said...

I love this idea too! I also love the idea of having a collection of white water pitchers. random but cute.

Life love, clutter and other beautiful things. said...

Oh me too!! wonderful inspiring images xox

Heather said...

the globe is precious!! how cute would that be in a child's playroom or in a classroom!! precious!

Jackie said...

I love that chalkboard especially in that gorgeous frame!

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