Monday, July 26, 2010

Chalkboards In The Kitchen


I love the idea of a GIANT chalkboard in the kitchen.  Hang it in a classically simple frame, or go for something more modern (and dramatic!) by painting the entire wall with chalkboard paint!  Either way, they serve a functional purpose while looking oh-so-chic.  Kitchen chalkboards are the perfect place to jot down grandmas's favorite recipe, the menu for your next dinner party, or today's grocery list...  and if you have kids running around, the creative possibilites are endless.

Here are some of my favorite examples...































If you want to add a chalkboard wall to your kitchen, then try this fabulous product from Benjamin Moore.  It's less than $13.00 and it can change the look of the entire space. 



And, if you want a MAGNETIC chalkboard wall (yes!), try priming the space with this magnetic primer first, and then covering with the Benjamin Moore chalkboard paint!  Brilliant!



Happy Monday!

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8 comments:

A Country Farmhouse said...

What perfect timing!!! Just the other day I decided to put a chalkboard in our kitchen. I found a good size antique frame in my 'frame stash' but then sort of scratched my head as to how to find, or make, the chalkboard. ; + So I'll use the products you mentioned - thanks for info!!!

xoTrina

Lindsey said...

Love this post and thanks for the products listed....sometimes the paint aisles can be intimidating :)

P.S. I loved seeing that your parents were from Indy...that is where we live too. Do you have any design/thrifting spots you love to visit in town?

Stacey said...

Great post! I love how the use of chalkboard has evolved beyond the classroom.

AZCreativeStudio said...

I love having a framed blackboard in my kitchen! Not only that I use it to write from the Menu to Recipes to Quotes..but it is so so CHIC!

alexis said...

how perfect. I just responded to your tweet about the details by noting that I wanted to cover my kitchen walls with chalkboard paint and the lovely decals in the next post. it's such a creative, magical space that can instantly continue to transform the room with art and words. thanks for the paint advice!

Dana said...

Thanks for sharing as I enjoyed all of the pictures.

paula said...

we have one but we are yet to actually use it, ha!

jroxdesigns said...

What a great collection of chalkboard walls! I featured one of your images along with a some other great projects I found on my blog today as the inspiration behind my new kitchen chalkboard wall. I would love for you to stop by sometime!

http://jroxdesigns.wordpress.com/2012/08/29/bringing-chalkboards-out-of-the-classroom-and-into-the-home-inspiration-wednesday/

- Amber @ jRoxDesigns

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