Design Bites: Chalkboards Aren’t Just for School Anymore

2010-11-02T07:00:00Z 2010-11-02T08:42:03Z Design Bites: Chalkboards Aren’t Just for School AnymoreWritten by Erin Callier Feast Magazine | Inspired Local Food Culture/Midwest
November 02, 2010 7:00 am  • 

Who can forget the satisfying thwack and cloud of white when your teacher chose you to clean (read: bash together with all of your first-grader might) the chalkboard erasers behind your elementary school? Although your eraser-bashing days might be behind you, a current kitchen trend (we'll call it classroom chic) proves that chalkboards are not just for school anymore.

Chalkboards have taken on many forms of late, from painted to framed to stickered and even coaster. Offering a timeless combination of quirkiness, functionality and a dose of nostalgia, chalkboards are an ideal DIY touch for any kitchen.

Perfect for busy families, jotting down recipes and to-do lists, or those who want to let out their inner artist on the kitchen wall, chalkboards are great for getting the message across.

Four trends we discovered:

  • Trend 1: Chalkboard Paint
  • Trend 2: Old School
  • Trend 3: Removable Decals
  • Trend 4: Odds & Ends

Click here for tips - and tons of photo ideas - on how to incorporate these trends into your kitchen or dining area.


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