Chalkboard Walls

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

It seems chalkboard walls are here to stay. I am okay with that of course, there is something about them that I must admit I love too. I actually have two doors painted with black chalkboard paint. The truth is, though, I never use them because I feel like they look crazy and messy when I do - my handwriting is not good enough or straight enough, so I end up wiping everything I write down off, eventually obsessively trying to get all the chalk residue off. Why can't I love it as much in my own home as much as I do in these photos? I am not giving up though, for awhile now I have thought about making a chalkboard wall in M+L's room because someone (milo) really likes to draw on the walls. I think the perfect places are really the kids room and the kitchen (one of mine is on a small pantry door in my kitchen and I do actually use that one once in awhile). But how cute is that bathroom? I am not going to be painting my bathroom in chalkboard paint anytime soon myself, but I love the photo of it. What do you think about chalkboard walls? Yea or Nay?

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12 comments:

  1. I'm with you in my flip/floppiness on chalkboard paint. We had a section of it in our kitchen (magnetized too), but I ended up painting over it. Cal had a chair rail high border of it in his room when he was young... and again. Painted over it. :) However, here we go. We're needing to add a door to a space in our pantry (I'm thinking barn-style because the hall is narrow), and it seems like a good spot for chalkboard paint. Yes?

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  2. My brother had one in the kitchen of his old house, and it was a great way to wrangle all the girls in when he was making dinner and needed to keep an eye on them. They loved coloring on it for hours. My only beef with chalkboards is the chalk dust and the clean up (the THOUGHT of handling a chalk eraser makes my blood run cold, eeeps, the texture just freaks me out) so it would be me wiping it down constantly to get it to look good again. We'll see. I like the idea, and maybe when I have a little kiddo of my own I'll give in :) xo

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  3. I love the look of chalkboard walls, but I think I agree with you about not being happy with the way my own writing looks. And I can't stand the way chalk feels in my hand.. But I do think they can be so functional and fun. Great for the little "wall artists" in your life for sure.

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  4. I think an overall nay for me. I love the idea though. It's so customizable and you can change it all the time, but they start to look so messy so soon and it's so hard to get the chalk residue off. Plus if you make something really great and then rub against it you have to fix it and it will never look as good as it once did.

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  5. I would definitely be one of those who would end up with a layer of chalk dust covering everything in the house. Love the idea, maybe not so much the actual practicality of it all

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  6. i love chalkboard. i think it's because it wakes the childhood memory in me. i always want to install one in my kitchen

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  7. i really like the chalkboard walls - for kids! i think i would be like you and would be too ocd when it came to it in the rest of the house. but since milo loves to draw on the walls - it only seems fitting he should have some!

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  8. My friend just put a chalkboard wall in his home for all his niece and nephews. I thought it was pretty darn adorable, but it went pretty well with his decor as well.

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  9. I like chalkboard walls, as long as the chalkboard doesn't take up the entire wall. I think the kitchen and children's rooms are the best places for them, too.

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  10. I'd love to have one of those in my kitchen. I need the kitchen first, tho :) would be great if you had friends over for dinner and they could all leave their mark. an ever-changing map of your day to day life... xo

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