First what has really gotten me on this chalkboard frenzy was that I went to a Pottery Barn Kids decorating class on Saturday and they showed and awesome idea for using an old (possibly out dated) world globe and painting it with chalkboard paint! It looks so fantastic! (shown on top of the desk on the left)
Now don't get me wrong, I am not just barely jumping on the chalkboard paint bandwagon, I have been loving this stuff for years now. I painted (what I think used to be a small ironing board closet) the front of the before said closet door with chalkboard paint in the first apartment Peter and I lived in. It was right in my kitchen so it looked adorable - however I don't think I have a picture to show you :(
But here is an idea that has been around for a while, painting the inside portion of a plate or platter with the chalkboard paint and hanging it in your kitchen or dining area for a fun twist on traditional hanging serve ware. "Bon Appetite!"
Another brilliant idea I just saw in the newest Crate & Barrel catalogue were these chalkboard painted russian nesting dolls!! I am on the hunt for a set of these that I can paint!!
Anthropologie has been doing a TON with chalkboard paint lately. In fact, their entire home section out of their last catalogue had all chalkboard walls and floors. It looked so cool! Here is some eye candy from that!
Even Martha Stewart is in on things - here she shows you how to make a chalkboard calendar. Its awesome! It also shows you how to make your own COLORED chalkboard paint!
Oh here is this creative lady over at Outside the Box who created these chalkboard labels using stuff she found at the dollar store. It would be pretty easy to use masking tape and tape off a small area on your jar then fill in with chalkboard paint too. (that is a more permanent approach though...)
If you just do a google image search for Chalkboard Paint you can find an endless supply of ideas for the stuff - speaking of here is one of my favorite finds from that approach! An entire kitchen painted with Chalkboard Paint! I would love to do something like this one day! Renting is getting so annoying!
Well I hope you enjoyed this trip down chalkboard lane. Hopefully this gives you a bit of inspiration to grab a spray can or basic paint can of chalkboard paint and go WILD!
Best of luck and show me your finished projects!