Interior Design

Chalk It Up to Sheer Insanity

Most people who have followed my steady decline into design-blog junkiedom for the past year are somewhat aware of my affinity for chalkboard paint.

I.  LOVE.  Chalkboard paint. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.

Now before you attempt to set me straight (and good luck with that, really), I am MORE than aware of the health issues that can accompany having chalkboard surfaces, and therefore chalk dust, in your home.  And yes, I know that chalk gets on your clothes, and that chalk dust floats around in the air, and that all of those things would theoretically detract from the initial appeal of using chalkboard paint to make EVERYTHING in your living space more exciting.  (And interactive!!  It’s FUN, people!!)

However, I believe that chalkboard paint makes almost anything at least 75% more awesome.  And so, I propose the following theorem**:

[Anything] + [Chalkboard Paint] = [Anything]*[MEGA-AWESOME!!!!!]

**This theorem may not be entirely mathematically accurate, but who’s counting?

Just LOOK at these.

I fully understand that, at least in REALITY,  there is a long list of reasons why it doesn’t make sense to paint every surface in my new apartment with chalkboard paint.  But in the unlikely story that is America, WHY CAN’T I DO IT ANYWAY???

Pretty much all of these images came from either Design Sponge or Apartment Therapy.  Bless their prolific, enabling souls for feeding my addiction.

5 thoughts on “Chalk It Up to Sheer Insanity”

  1. okay, so i have now officially decided to paint my breakfast nook with chalkboard paint. Thats right. my new place has a breakfast nook. HOLLA

  2. haha – I WISH these pictures were of my home! They’re all from Design Sponge and Apartment Therapy. We’ll see what ends up happening when we find a place sometime in the next month. I’m sure I’ll be going at the new apartment with chalkboard paintbrush in hand pretty quickly! I linked you in my blogroll – love your blog. xox

  3. When building the best table of all time senior year, we debated whether to paint small corners of it in chalkboard for easy reference of who was to be next on the table…oh what could have been

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