Chalkboard Indecision

I have been considering a big chalkboard in my kitchen for sometime and have been collecting some of my favorite images and ideas.  Mainly, it has come down to painting a big chalkboard on the wall (similiar to image 1 or finding an old frame and incorporating a chalkboard like in image 2).  I like the idea of the children being able to draw but then I suppose that could bring a mess about.  What do you think?  Do any of you have walls with chalkboard paint at your house?  Also, if you have seen any other chalkboard images please share!!!!
Image 1 :  Home of jewelry designer Emma Cassi.  I thought this was pretty fabulous when I saw it.  Looks like a mix of chalkboard & magnetic paint!  The rest of her house is pretty fabulous too and worth a peek (click on the link above).
Image 2 :  Fancy framed chalkboard via This is Glamorous.  
Image 3: Chalkboard peel & stick squares via My Notting Hill which can be purchased at Paper Source.  This is a pretty clever idea.
Image 4:  And last another favorite of an actual wall painted with chalkboard paint which I saw over at Made By Girl via Belle Maison 23.  I have to say there is a good chance that I favor this one because there is brightly colored Union Jack on the board.
UPDATE
A Few more links for some more inspiring Chalkboard pictures!

*Made by Girl just made a fabulous one – great pics!

*More pictures & How To’s at One Pretty Thing

*Chalkboard Door @ The Inspired Room
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Responses

  • Melissa Lewis
    Commented on August 12th, 2008 at 5:07pm

    I love the idea of something chalkboard in my kitchen as well. I don’t have any kids to worry about, however I do have a husband with allergies. My concern is the chalk dust. But I still just think its a great idea!

  • Dianne
    Commented on August 12th, 2008 at 6:05pm

    After teaching school for 10 years, I never want to see another chalk board!!! The dust is terrible. You’ll be sorry. Even the schools have now gone to wipe off markers.

  • Melissa @ The Inspired Room
    Commented on August 12th, 2008 at 10:44pm

    I have a chalkboard door in my kitchen and LOVE it. No problem with the dust! You can find the link to see it on my blog post for tomorrow when it publishes.

    Gotta run, in the thick of wedding set up for my daughter’s wedding Saturday. Just popped into say hi!

    xoxo

  • pve design
    Commented on August 13th, 2008 at 7:20am

    Take a look at “brooklyn limestone” – she recently posted about using a magnetic paint – chalkboard paint. I like the idea and for kids, it is a great tool to learn. Nothing more fun than drawing on a chalkboard or a driveway. Now in most schools, chalkboards seem to be a thing of the past. We have “smart boards’ at our elementary school and dry erase boards. Love all your posts!

  • la la Lovely
    Commented on August 13th, 2008 at 9:15am

    Melissa- so glad you love your painted door.. can’t wait to see it. Hope everything goes well with the wedding…. I know it will!

    PVE- Thanks for the support on the paint! It is fun for kids, isn’t it? Who posted on a “brooklyn limestone?” Can’t wait to see!
    Happy day to you!

  • Jennifer Ramos
    Commented on August 13th, 2008 at 10:26pm

    HOW odd you posted this…after posting the picture of the kitchen with the chalkboard and the union jack on it…i had my hubby make one for me. So we now have a big long chalkboard in our kitchen similar to Emma's/ I will shoot it one day and place on my site.
    We made it with special paint onto a large piece of wood. :)

    Jen Ramos
    '100% Recycled DESIGNER Cards & More'
    http://www.madebygirl.com
    madebygirl.blogspot.com

  • The Lil Bee
    Commented on August 16th, 2008 at 12:01am

    2!

  • Georgie
    Commented on August 22nd, 2008 at 9:12pm

    You should check out the fabulous kitchen reno that Leah from House Obsession had done – it features a chalkboard and looks fab. It is featured on this blog here http://morewaystowastetime.blogspot.com/2008/07/house-voyeur-leah-s-remodeled-kitchen.html

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