Chalkboards at Home

It’s not a secret that chalkboard paint has made a huge resurgence recently, and it keeps popping up all over the internet.  It’s making offices functional, giving kitchens a fun place for children to play, and it’s dull finish looks uber chic when painted on furniture.

Is anyone surprised that Martha Stewart jumped on this bandwagon??  Not only did she feature an entire chalkboard wall, but also featured various shades of chalkboard grey that make up a perfect calendar grid – ingenious!  Bravo Martha… bravo!

Martha Stewart

This next wall – a feature in the dining room – actually has magnetic chalkboard paint – a double whammy 🙂 If the room were busy, it would all be way too much, but with simple furnishings, clean lines, and natural materials, it looks amazing – even once it’s covered in doodles.


Ok, try to tell me that this isn’t the most clever idea yet!!  Using chalkboard paint to create a whimsical headboard in a child’s room.  If our bedroom weren’t so dark, I’d be seriously considering this for our headboard!!


Kate from Centsational Girl recently madeover an computer armoire, taking a once dingy dark desk, and making it bright and functional – I love that the inside doors are used to keep track of schedules, but that it can all be closed up at the end of the day.

Centsational Girl

And finally – chalkboard paint in a super formal dining room.  All that wood paneling is giving me a bit of anxiety to be honest, but I do love the creativity of creating a fun chalkboard border.  This room needs a can of white paint on that paneling, stat, along with a non-brown rug, but that’s beside the point.  Bravo to these homeowners to stepping outside the box a bit!

Apartment Therpay

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