Wednesday, May 20, 2009

What to write on

The chalkboard wall trend has taken me a bit by surprise, but I kind of really like it. My friend Marilyn and I were talking at our Bison BBQ about chalkboards and she mentioned wanting to do a little DIY project with chalkboard paint. I think this a great idea and one I might have to steal (Marilyn a gracious lady and is kind of genius so I don't think she's going to mind).
Here's one of my favorite chalkboard walls:
via Canadian House and Home
Here's an example of a handmade chalkboard in a fun, painted frame...
Purple ornate chalkboard frame $28
source: nonookeys
Then, yesterday, heisschic from Technical Support sent me a link to IdeaPaint and now I kind of want a dry erase board to match my future DIY chalkboard.
The dry erase paint goes for $3.99 per sq.ft and I'd only need a little for a framed dry erase board. Wouldn't that be cool?
via Idea paint
Here's what it looks like actually covering a wall.
via Reliable Remodeler
If I had a big wall that I could write on, I'd never be at a loss for paper when an idea for my blog hits me...ok, no, that's not going to happen. But I am going to work on the framed small boards, just wait...it's going to be awesome.
How do you feel about the chalkboard trend?

33 comments:

Patricia Torres said...

Nice post!! I like the first image.. and like the idea of a wall where one can write...

*sigh*.. I'll have to start looking for a wall in my home for sure.. Love this idea!!

Blair said...

Oh, I have always liked it! I am now also wanting to use magnetic paint too--so that you can have the wall any color you would like and still be able to just stick things on it!

bananas. said...

i have always wanted a chalkboard door. wall are great too. love that framed chalkboard from etsy. i have plans to make a much larger one with a vintage frame. not sure when i'll get to it. still need to find the frame. anywho, to answer your question...i've been loving the trend.

xoxo
mayra

Mo said...

I have a chalkboard wall decal on the kitchen wall, and it adds a nice quirky touch to an otherwise boring wall.
I LOVE the big wall though! One of these days...when I have an actual house to call my own...le sigh

Rachel said...

My friend has a chalkboard wall and we have an absolute blast with it when we go over!!

Collins said...

I am moving into a new place on July 1 and my loft like bedroom already has a chalkboard wall...very excited about it!

Jillian said...

I mentioned both of these in my post about stuff at the MoMA store, I love it! I'm a screenwriter/film student so a chalkboard wall would definitely come in handy to write out my ideas. Gonna have to convince the boyfriend to paint one somewhere when we move to our new digs.

Federica said...

I really, really would like to have a chalkboard wall or door!
It's a pretty idea!

g. said...

My daughter will flip for this idea paint. Very cool.

Hanako66 said...

That's cool...I had never heard of the idea paint before!!!

I have been trying to figure out a wall to do the chalkboard paint on myself!

naphtali said...

I love chalkboard 'walls'. Had some friends do the same with a wall in the kids room. Love the framed idea!!

Annette said...

What I think? I think you should visit my blog this Friday - I´m having my fist give-away and the word "Chalkboard" is very much involved :-)

Amy said...

I like it - especially since you can get any paint color!

Amber said...

The office that I work at has a chalkboard wall in the boardroom. I've always thought it was such a cool idea!!

Kotori said...

As you know... I'm all over it. I have both the kids doors covered with chalkboard paints. I like mixing my own colors of it, though, so the fact that it's a chalkboard seems more like a surprise (and then, too, if nothing is written on it for a couple days it doesn't look like a glaring black wall!).

Love the idea of the dry erase paint - does it only come in white (there I go again with needing colors...)

Dallas Shaw said...

it's probably great for kids! my husband and i have had a small near the door where we can leave fun messages

dallas
http://dillydallas.blogspot.com

jaboopee said...

i love it, and in fact my 12 year old son has a chalk board wall in his bedroom thats great fun,he's practising his graffitti art on it ,i'm going to be doing a post on his room soon , his ceiling is covered in old all maps,another theme you've been talking about. spooky co-incidence or great minds think alike? i'll let you know when i post .

Ginger said...

Oh no. Now I am going to have to get massive pieces of plywood or drywall to make a chalkboard wall in my kitchen!I love the idea, but I live in an apartment, and am forbidden to paint! I love massively sized art, though . . . .

TERI REES WANG said...

I had a chalk board wall in the Kitchen but, it did not make it on the wall smooth enough, so it created a lot of dust and became hard to clean.

However, I would still like to attempt to paint the entire garage. Making notes and arrows pointing to find this or that. The idea paint may be the ticket.

TheDecoDetective said...

I love chalkboards - I have since I was little. My mom used to have one of those tiny, wooden framed chalkboards that they used in school, and I loved writing and drawing on it.
I can understand why chalkboards are becoming a trend; we humans just love tagging, don't we?

High-Heeled Foot in the door said...

Oh I love the idea of chalkboard walls, but I love the idea of dry easy even more. How fun would that be! All those different color markers. Love it!

Lauren said...

I love chalkboard paint. Some friends of mine have it painted in their bathroom, so you can write a little note/doodle whatever while you use the toilet!

drollgirl said...

i love the chalkboard wall idea! i think it is fabulous!

paula said...

That first image is going straight to my one day file:)

Sam said...

Chalkboards are the best in my opinion! So pratical and fun at the same time!

♥Aubrey said...

I actually just started up an etsy shop and this is what i'm featuring. I take old antique frames and turn them into chalkboards. I never could find one that i liked, so hence the idea came to me. It's a wonderful piece to place in the kitchen as a grocery list, daily reminders, etc...
{{Great post}}

Haven and Home said...

How have I not heard about idea paint? Where have I been? Love the idea!

Marilyn said...

Wait--you can make a DRY ERASE board? I have bad memories of those things from college, but great ones from teaching. I'm still on the chalkboard bandwagon, though. It could be just a matter of aesthetic taste. It's just so clean and old-fashioned, and when dolled up with a purple frame like you posted, gorgeous, I think.

Quixsa said...

I adore the chalkboard trend. The first picture was amazing! I am a huge fan! I found a tiny vintage chalkboard as a homage to the brilliant trend.

Jennifer Ramos said...

I like the chalkboard trend...i have one in my kitchen.
Jen Ramos
'Cards & Prints You'll Love...'
www.madebygirl.com
madebygirl.blogspot.com-

Diana said...

my old roommates and i used to have an old ugly chalkboard we picked up from a dump and i still miss it.

i love the painting idea! you can just paint over it if you are over the idea!

jess@noelmarie said...

I think everyone knows my take on the chalkboard trend. One wall in the office and a door in my master bathroom. Um, yeah. I like it.

Courtney said...

I just saw this used in the eating space of an apartment on a design show. It looked so cool in the space as there was a lot of natural light. What a great idea?!

Blog Widget by LinkWithin
 
Pin It button on image hover