Chalkin' It Up

some of you may or may not know - i have a degree in teaching (Special and Regular Education) - so i have a fondness for chalkboards - i even painted my office's 1 wall with chalkboard paint - so i wanted to see how else people use a chalkboard for inspiration .. (make sure you entered the give-away)

here's what i found:
this was an old door - repurposed - LUVS!
the chairs got me here :o)
what a perfect lil office space, right? - another door repurposed!
what kid wouldn't love this?! - loven' all the elephants in the decor
traditional kitchen uses a chalkboard backsplash - LUVS!
lil chalkboard paint make old furniture come alive!
what a great way to resurface your kitchen cabinets!
again, tired ole globe can be painted and funk-a-fied!

DO YOU HAVE ANY CHALKBOARDS IN YOUR LIFE?
CONSIDER THE IDEA OF USING THEM?



54 comments:

  1. I want to paint one of my kitchen drawers with chalkboard paint...I love that look!
    Hugs,sweetie

    Ps: I am hosting a great GIVEAWAY today :) Hope you will join in :)!!!

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  2. Yes- I made the monkeys a chalk board table- great for drawing roads onto!

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  3. Chalkboards are my long time weakness! These pictures are fabulous!

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  4. I will totally have a chalkboard of some kind in my new kitchen. I things its a great way to get the message across & it looks soo cool!! I didn't know you were a teacher! COOL! I like the globe one especially!

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  5. Wow! That globe chalkboard is pretty cool!

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  6. I love this idea of adding whimsy to a room. The chalkboard globe - fantastic!!!

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  7. I love the idea of chalkboards! So many possibilities with a splash of chalkboard paint on a wall!

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  9. I am in LOVE with the refurbished door! I honestly think I will do that someday, Such a great idea!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting!

    I am officially following now on Twitter and Blogger!

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    -Morgan (Blackbird Fly)
    Blackbird Fly

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  10. I didn't know that about you! Very cool! I love that chalkboard on the one cupboard - cool idea!

    xo - jami
    i m a g i n e

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  11. I've always been a big fan of chalkboard being used in the home! Lovely illustrations here too!

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  12. I love the chalkboard globe! What an awesome idea.

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  13. LOVE!!!! chalkboard anything is my favorite!!

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  14. Loving the old door and kitchen backsplash. I wonder how they continued on in the kitchen with that paint. My kitchen is very similiar and I am struggling with the sink/window area. Any suggestions?

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  15. I don't have a chalkboard yet... but someday, I will have an entire wall in my kitchen that's a chalkboard. Like a Starbucks. I can't wait :)

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  16. I'ma painting one of the kitchnet walls in chalkboard paint;)

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  17. Dear Erika! Thank you for your fun and kind comment!

    I actually do have two chalkboard's in our house, one in the kitchen that says "Life is Beautiful" On right now. My husband wrote it:) And one in the boys room, they have a chalk art table.
    I do admire your teaching credentials!

    Have a fabulous day:)

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  18. I love the added element of the chalk board in these rooms!

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  19. Check out Isabella and Max Rooms- she has some pretty amazing chalkboard lamps she made for her sons room

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  20. I adore that 2nd picture, meals would be tastier just eating there.

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  21. Oh I didn't know! My sister is a special ed teacher :)

    Totally love chalkboards too. I have a weakness for them. Love that one in the kitchen!

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  22. love this!! especially the globe!

    thanks for your sweet comment yesterday!

    p.s. i have a surprise giveaway to help with a DIY project today! + don't forget to enter my featured jewelry giveaway! xo

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  23. I didn't know that!
    I can't stand the sound of chalk squeaking on chalkboards but apart from that, great idea, I love the "dog" one in the kitchen!

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  24. Every time I see a chalkboard I think of nails screeching down on one and that chalky feeling on your hands after writing on it so I'm not very fond of them : ( If I could get over that shuddering feeling these would be lovely in my home!

    Were you able to use your degree?

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  25. I love CHALKBOARD everything! I already have one wall in my office painted in black chalkboard and a red one in my kitchen!

    I love these!!

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  26. How cute is the dog cabinet? I would like a chalkboard in a gorgeous gold frame for my house! xo

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  27. oh my gosh, that chalkboard in the kitchen is fabulous!

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  28. I love it at the kitchen!!!!
    Thanks!! I'll go for the giveaway right now!!! ;)
    xoxo

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  29. That chalkboard wall...the one with the pouf in the room...SO very cool!

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  30. Great ideas...so inspiring! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  31. I love the globe chalkboard! I teach a seminar group once a week so I get to use chalkboards on a semi-regular basis...I kind of love them, although I typically wear dark colors and I've smeared myself with chalk pretty good on many occasions.

    xoxo ~ Courtney
    http://sartorialsidelines.blogspot.com

    P.S. I'm hosting a giveaway this week - check out my blog to enter

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  32. Wow, that's such a good idea! All of these ideas look amazing. I think I'd make an entire wall a chalkboard and doodle all over it :P

    xx

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  33. What a great post! I love chalkboards and all the wonderful uses here. Kitchen cabinets, globe (although I love globes...) genius!

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  34. when i have my own house one day, i'd love to resurface a door or wall or anything with chalk board paint. loved this post!

    happy wednesday, friend!!

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  35. When I have a permanent space, I thought I'd paint the space between the counter and the cabinets (in the kitchen) with chalkboard paint. Then you can write recipes and lovely little messages there.
    I really like the chalkboard cabinet - thanks for the inspiration!

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  36. The old door is priceless! It just gave me an idea! Thanks for commenting on my blog!!

    www.plentyforpennies.blogspot.com

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  37. when i get a place of my own, i would love to incorporate a chalk board into the design of either my kitchen or living room or both. :D

    <3, Mimi
    http://whatmimiwrites.blogspot.com/

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  38. I love the chalkboard idea, especially the backsplash!

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  39. I want that dresser so bad!! I could entertain myself for hours with that thing!

    And, be sure to check out my giveaway! Tis the season! lol

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  40. This is so great, and yes I have chalkboard in my life. I painted the wall below our kitchen bar in chalkboard b/c feet and food kept really bad looking most of the time. The chalkboard paint looks great and is user friendly. A perfect spot for the activity as well. It's fun to draw pictures and write things according to what is going on.

    My favorite idea here is the globe!! I'm on the hunt now for a big one and it will be painted :)

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  41. I have been seeing things with chalkboard paint everywhere recently! I love it!! I want one in the kitchen so I never loose another grocery or to-do list again!

    -Samantha
    http://sincerelysamantha.com

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  42. I love the idea of decorating with chalkboard paint! Great inspiration photos.

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  43. i love all of these uses! i really want a chalkboard in my kitchen!

    stayfabulous,
    zarna
    http://zarnasrunway.blogspot.com

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  44. I LOVE chalkboards - I have an extra big one in my family room! xx p.s. lovely image choices!

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  45. Planning to paint one wall of the basement in chalk... I think it's a fabulous idea and my kids love it!
    Thanks for your sweet comment! Truly appreciate it!

    xo

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  46. That globe is probably one of the most unexpected things I've seen in awhile!

    If you're interested, I'm hosting a giveaway that ends tomorrow for a gorgeous necklace: http://style-obsession.blogspot.com/2010/09/giveaway-acanthus-necklace.html

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  47. Love it, darling!

    I am a teacher too :)

    xoxox,
    CC

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  48. Oo I love chalkboards, and I really like the chalkboard on the cabinet, that says 'dog', great idea!


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  49. Yes I do! I actually did blog about some chalkboard inspiration a while back but we still turning back and forth on whether or not to paint our door :) But its a really good idea!! Good luck!

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