Thursday, February 6, 2014

Chalking It Up

Terrible pun aside, I have a soft spot in my heart for all things chalkboard (except where my classroom is concerned-there I much prefer my whiteboard).  In fact, soft spot might be too weak a description for my chalkboard love.

Exhibit A: The fridge
While it may be tough to tell in this photo, this is the front of our fridge.  Last winter we decided to     take our plain white fridge and give it a bit of an update, so with a few cans of spray chalkboard paint we gave it a new look.  And, we love it.  It is fun for me to draw on (though my artwork, as seen          above, still needs work) and it has been a big hit with our small visitors, too.                                                   
Exhibit B: The Giant Menu Board                                                                                                           

While it isn't updated every week, this large chalkboard hangs in the kitchen, also.  And, don't worry too much. We aren't making zombie burgers....we are headed to Zombie Burger  in the East Village neighborhood of Des Moines for a birthday celebration.                                                                         

Exhibit C: The table runner                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
If you consider the collection of chalkboard napkin rings and the giant chalkboard in our daughter's room, too, you have a glimpse into my love of all things chalkboard.                                                  

So, how much is too much?  That question needs an answer relatively soon.  I want to paint one          entire wall in our new dining room with black chalkboard paint.  It is images, like this one from           House Beautiful, that help convince me this is a good plan.                                                                                                        
So, the other three walls will be what color?  Teal.                                                                                  
We painted our current dining (above) room teal (from red) a couple years ago, and I love it.  It compliments the wood tones in our furniture, floors, and trim well.                                             
So, yea or nay?  Is a whole chalkboard wall a good idea?                                                            



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