If you read the title and yawned and sighed, prepare to put your jaded chalkboard paint opinions aside. While the calendar idea may be a teensy bit overdone, and the show “Brothers & Sisters” may have caused those of us with gigantic chalkboard walls in our kitchens to think up another idea, there remains one indisputable fact about a wall of chalkboard ready and waiting for the fun to begin — it’s always a one of a kind work of art.
I’ve moved my office six or seven times since I tore The New York Times cover off this December, 2004 issue. I’m mad the page has been folded once and, despite my unconventional filing activities, I’m not at all amazed I found it in a snap for this post. Looking at it today, I’m more fascinated by the amalgam of ideas depicted on the simple black surface than ever, and it won’t be long before an entire surface somewhere in the house is primed and painted in chalkboard paint.
Fun with chalkboard 2012 style is not altogether different than fun with chalkboard paint has ever been. We can use chalkboard paint to keep our plants straight . . .
And organizing keys, our schedules, and our stuff . . .
I’ve transformed many a boring door into art, in motion . . .
And who can resist a little chalkboard in the kitchen, especially to solve a problem like it does so well here, acting as both message center and backsplash.
from Do It Yourself magazine
Our friends over at The New York Times, who never fail to inspire, showcased the bedrooms of the lucky (and artistic!), kids who inhabit this fabulous home in the September 21st magazine issue. Each child has certainly made the case better than I ever could that chalkboard brings out the artistic flair in all of us.
photos by Tony Cenicola, NY Times, Home and Garden
It may be the use of colorful chalk that adds to the enhanced artistic bent. Likewise, it could be that the simplicity and modernity of creating an entire feature wall with such bravado adds panache to a simple room. No matter the cause, the effect is indisputable — unique, charming, exciting and fun — the adjective is of your making and as distinctive as the doodling artist. So come on, you know you want to paint another chalkboard — a more fun, colorful and clever wall of chalkboard paint. And please, oh please, share your artistic expressions with us here at Color Chats.