Chalkboard inspiration you can steal

9 Mar

I LOVE chalkboard everything, so I’ve decided to gather a collection of the best chalkboard inspiration out there.

This is a must for a wall in my 100+ yr old home in the near future.  Just have to get around to doing it!

The best thing about chalkboard paint now is it doesn’t have to be black anymore.  At the bottom of this post you’ll find information about making your own chalkboard paint in ANY color!

Image: Magnetic Chalkboard Paint

Image: Style Files

Image: House Obsession

Image: Living Etc.

Image: Design Sponge

Image: Chelsea Connolly

Image: Michelle Lunt

Image: House of Chic & Penoche

Loving the trompe l’oeil idea!

Image: Swatches & Switches

This image above made me think about headboards.  I would love to paint the wall behind my bed with chalkboard paint, and then draw a gorgeous elaborate headboard on there, and change it up whenever I feel like it!!  Only problem is the pillows and the chalk being rubbed off.  But it’s not out of the picture.  Maybe I’ll just start the drawing up a little bit higher.  First, I have to convince the hubby it was his idea.  *wink*

Image: Moxie Fab World

Would love to utilize this chalkboard calendar in our studio/office.  Genius!

Image: Houzz

Image: Style Files

Image: Anthropologie

As usual, Anthropologie has some of the most inspirational set design out there!  Love love the idea of drawing frames, chandeliers, and more onto a chalkboard wall.  In real life though, the chalkboard rug isn’t such a great idea.

If you’re not digging the black because you’re worried it will be too dark, check out Martha Stewart’s article on how to make your own chalkboard paint in any color at the bottom of the article.  It requires a flat-finish latex paint in any shade & un-sanded tile grout mixed into it.

I’m planning to follow this post up with chalkboards in wedding decor, so keep your eyes peeled.

And don’t forget to send your pictures to us!!

3 Responses to “Chalkboard inspiration you can steal”

  1. offthefrontporch March 9, 2011 at 4:51 pm #

    I love these ideas. I like the thought of daily changes in home decor without too much work. A surprising element. Thanks for sharing!

    • lifeworkmediablog March 9, 2011 at 7:42 pm #

      Thanks. I’m completely inspired by them too & NEED the ability to make daily changes because I constantly want to re-do things!! 🙂


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