Why Don’t You…?

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…create a show-stopping, statement-making entrance?

We’ve all seen chalkboard walls, but I love how the above homeowners Briana and Dominic flipped the idea (quite literally!) onto its head with a creative entryway solution. By taping off a block of chalkboard paint that stops short of the floor and ceiling, the chalkboard “wraps” itself around two walls and leaves plenty of room for inspired messages – like the sideways phrase above. Such a lovely perspective to welcome your guests, yes?

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Why Don’t You…?

…write on your ceiling?

We’ve seen chalkboard walls, chalkboard headboards – even chalkboard dressers! – but never have I seen a chalkboard ceiling. Sure, you’ll have to pencil a lot more dusting time in the family calendar, but still, it’s an inspired look, yes?

I’m imagining a sweet nursery with chalky stars at night and dreamy clouds during the day – perfectly interchangeable, temporary and educational! Tell me, where would you try a chalkboard ceiling? And just what would you write on yours?

Image Credit: Fran Parente via This is Paper

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Dusty Dreams

I know, I know…the chalkboard wall trend has seen its day, come back again and has seen its day again and yet is still 'up there' in ranking of 'cool-things-to-do-in-your-house-to-make-your-neighbors-think-you're-the-saaviest-decorator-ever'.  Seriously…I equate painting a wall in your home with chalkboard paint as the equivalent of having a photo booth at your wedding: anyone who knows the industry knows that it is 'sooooo 2006', but 99% of your guests don't know the industry so who cares, right?

And yet, I can not seem to get the idea of installing a chalkboard wall somewhere in my home out of my head.  The one, and I mean ONE, thing that is keeping me from heading out right this second and heading to my nearest paint store and scoring some paint is a major concern that has been chipping away at my resolve daily.  Specifically…what do you do with all of that chalk dust?

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