The idea of running my bare hands over a dusty chalkboard gives me an uneasy feeling. Almost as bad as fingernails dragged across its surface. Even so, the idea of chalkboard as decoration, art or furniture and it’s ever changing surface is really appealing.
We had a chalkboard as a prop at our wedding reception with guests writing messages that got continuously more risqué as the night progressed.
A chalkboard kitchen
I’m not entirely sure how you would get past all the chalkdust this would inevitably invite into your kitchen, but it does look pretty cool. I’ve always had a thing for black kitchens. Even if you didn’t mind eating a little chalk dust for these designs, it just seeing chalkdust around the kitchen would probably annoy the crap out of you.
Here are some of my favourite chalkboard kitchens from around the web.
11 Magnolia Lane’s chalkboard pantry doors.
I love how she used chalkboard contact paper instead of paint so that it could be removed fairly easily. I’ve never thought about using contact paper before and now I’m thinking I could contact paper my kitchen too. Chalkboard contact paper is cheap from Amazon, although the shipping will probably kill me.
Another example of a chalkboard pantry from Country Living.
Anne, Aimee and Nathan’s chalkboard cabinet kitchen in Sydney snapped by photographer Todd Selby.
Photographer Erik Zappon’s modern chalkboard kitchen cupboards.
Negs26’s chalkboard spice rack.
Lauren Liess from Pure Style Home’s chalkboard fridge.
Danny Seo’s DIY chalkboard fridge.
A fancier chalkboard fridge from The Handmade Home.
A feature wall in Danielle Deboe’s pink kitchen.
House Obsessed Leah’s kitchen recipes wall.
Some cute placemats.