Thursday, August 6, 2009

Take Note

I know chalkboard paint has been around for awhile now, but I have yet to use it in my own home.


I don’t think I could commit to a whole room in my house.  But I finally decided to paint one door panel in the kitchen. Jon wanted to use magnetic paint as well so we are not finished with this little project yet, but it’s been quite easy to far.


My hubby has now turned into a decorator himself and told me we could use  the chalkboard paint on my desktop as well. Ah perfection it will complete the look of the desk. Can’t wait to do that this weekend.


I know the idea of painting a room partly black is not for everyone so there are a variety of wall decals you can choose from.

My favorite find has to be from a Lillian Vernon that I almost tossed out in the trash without giving it a second glance, but I’m so happy that I didn’t.


At only 19.99 for 4 panels it is one of the cheapest options I have seen and they totally reminded me of Erin and how it would be perfect her weekly meal plans.

So are you over the chalkboard trend or do you have it/still want it in your home?

Images via 1. Style Files, 2.Apartment Therapy, 3.Good Housekeeping 4. Lillian Vernon

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Blogger Annie said...

I think I'd like to give it a go in our home, but I'm just not sure where. We don't have an infinite amount of wall space and our kitchen is on the small side with very few cabinets. So, maybe THAT will be the challenge! ;0)

August 6, 2009 at 12:34 PM  
Blogger Blueprint Bliss said...

Don't have it. But if I had a random door in the kitchen- I would paint it. I loved the one Fran Kennan did in her house (published in Cottage Living).

August 6, 2009 at 12:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like the look, but honestly, I hate CHALK! If they could come up with different chalk I'd do it :-)

August 6, 2009 at 12:57 PM  
Blogger LindsB said...

I love my chalkboard frame thing. I'm only sorry I didnt use the magnetic paint as well. I saw it at home Depot when we were getting the chalkboard paint but didnt get it. Kinda upset now about it.

I think its great stuff and its always nice to be able to write stuff down on the walls :)

August 6, 2009 at 1:16 PM  
Blogger Sweet Nothings said...

i love it. its going into my kids playroom when i have them. in like 500 years. i have to find a husband first i suppose.

August 6, 2009 at 1:36 PM  
Blogger High-Heeled Foot in the door said...

Danielle, you crack me up. I love the way it's done in Tori and Deans playroom. Where there is chalkboard paint from the chair rail down, but of course I couldn't find any images of that to post.

August 6, 2009 at 1:54 PM  
Blogger Sarah Jane said...

i want a chalkboard wall, i love it:)

August 6, 2009 at 1:57 PM  
Blogger Lynett said...

I'm actually working on the same project this weekend. Just limited to this tiny corner space I have in my kitchen! I can't wait to see yours!!

August 6, 2009 at 2:05 PM  
Blogger DesignerGin said...

I used the magnetic paint under the chalkboard paint on one wall of my baby's nursery. I love that my hubby write a new note to the baby everyday.

August 6, 2009 at 2:10 PM  
Blogger Beth Dunn said...

I'd love to have some more, I only have a little on one door. xo

August 6, 2009 at 2:47 PM  
Blogger Yansy said...

I can't wait to see how it turns out. I want to something similar in my kitchen but it will have to wait until after we move.

August 6, 2009 at 3:31 PM  
Blogger New England Girl said...

I am not sure I would enjoy this in my home, but I have seen it used creatively other places!! :) It's such a neat idea.

August 6, 2009 at 3:42 PM  
Blogger Gwen said...

I am with urbansardines, I don't do chalk. Therefore I never got on this bandwagon. Chalk makes me sneeze just looking at it, even when I use it for sewing I wear gloves.

I do love that border look in the arts and crafts style picture that you chose.

Magnets are cool though:)

August 6, 2009 at 4:47 PM  
Blogger highglossblue.blogspot said...

I have not used it yet either, but would love to find a spot for it. I love the idea of interacting with your space! Read about whiteboard paint not too long ago in MET home, love to try that, too!


August 6, 2009 at 5:57 PM  
Blogger Rita said...

I love the look - in the right place. For those tempted but afraid, start with painting a door on the inside of your pantry or kitchen cabinets. It's usable for shopping and 'to do' list, but no one knows it's there except you. Test drive it, and then decide if it's a look you'd want on a wall.

August 6, 2009 at 7:53 PM  
Blogger my favorite and my best said...

i am kinda over it.

August 6, 2009 at 7:59 PM  
Blogger MyLittleHappyPlace said...

I still love it - there's some really cute chalkie-stuff on Etsy, too.

August 6, 2009 at 8:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I really wanted one for a while but heard that it gets really messy so I decided against it. I still like them a lot though and think one wall would be really striking.

August 6, 2009 at 10:31 PM  
Blogger Courtney said...

I love that Jon's getting all into it now! Can't wait to see the kitchen part.

August 7, 2009 at 4:13 AM  
Blogger down and out chic said...

i am totally fine with the trend b/c i love using the paint. it's so easy!

August 7, 2009 at 11:22 AM  
Blogger Style Court said...

I still like the look too.

Camilla, thanks for your comment on the fabric covered boards -- hanging jewelry on them is a great idea!

August 9, 2009 at 8:53 PM  
Blogger Dallas Landrum said...

Before you spend the money on the Lillian version take a look at this website:

It's contact paper that is chalkboard. No joke, it's the best thing! You can stick it on, it erases very well, then if you want to move it, it comes right off!

August 9, 2009 at 9:01 PM  
Blogger PS~Erin said...

That was so fun to get to the end of you post and see a link to me :) Thanks!

I love chalkboard paint. I recently made my first one and love it so much that I'm set to make another. Wish I had the guts to do a whole wall, but the idea of all that chalk dust makes me a bit apprehensive. Looks so cool though. And we all love our one. Don't think I'll tire just yet of it.

August 9, 2009 at 10:22 PM  
Blogger Kotori said...

I have mixed my own colors of chalk board paint and painted it on my kids doors - a little more subtle than the black. I like that it doesn't have to look like a chalkboard all the time!

These images all look great and get me thinking about where else I could put some!

August 10, 2009 at 11:28 AM  
Blogger Lauren said...

haven't used the paint but we love our big chalkboard in the kitchen!!


August 10, 2009 at 5:11 PM  
Blogger Stephanie Sabbe said...

if I thought I had good handwritting I so would have done this a long time ago

August 11, 2009 at 5:24 PM  
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