Let's talk about chalk(boards)

10_small
10_small

I love doodling, it's true. They're not always pretty but I enjoy drawing mindlessly. I think a huge (and I mean HUGE) chalkboard in our living room would be pretty awesome. I know they're a little played out, but what do I care? They're so fun and casual and a little unexpected. I could doodle away when I felt like it and it would be a nice, ever changing focal point. I want a really big one though so I might be making it myself. I'm trolling around the interwebs (aka Apartment Therapy) for inspiration though...

I love it in a kitchen, mine is too wee though.

072408chalkboard
072408chalkboard

A chalkboard accent wall looks pretty great, but I don't have an accent wall.

8-8-green
8-8-green

Green is fun and grade school nostalgic.

guest1
guest1

Now this is cool. I want this but it would just lean (or hang?) up against the exposed brick wall behind our couch. I think I could make something similar with wood and chalkboard paint. Also note that the lil' birdie is saying "Welcome Amy," so I'll take that as a sign.

040809-ideapaint2
040809-ideapaint2

Or, screw the whole chalky mess and go with dry erase paint?

What are your thoughts, I do sense an overwhelming painting project coming on (sorry Anthony).