Thursday, June 9, 2011

Kitchen Chalkboards

Gussy Sews Inspiration Workshop!
This week's Gussy Sews Inspiration Challenge is KITCHENS. There is currently nothing I am more in love with about a kitchen then chalkboards.

We bought our home last summer, renovated (almost all of it) and moved in in November. I love my kitchen (particularly the glass tile back splash, which I am personally proud of because I helped install it) and the only thing I currently want to change is the cupboards, which were one of the only things we kept. There technically is nothing wrong with them... they just BORE me. So hubby and I think painting them white would look nice and it would be far less expensive than replacing them, especially since we put new counters on them already. I have a secret desire to paint the middle panel on row of them with chalkboard paint though. I'm not sure if he would go for this, but I love the idea. I would also be willing to paint a large chalkboard on this wall:

Notice how there is already a small chalkboard on it. I use it all the time to list important reminders for the family or where I will be working that day (as a substitute teacher). Now imagine a wall size board! 

As part of my post for this weeks Gussy Inspiration Challenge I searched for inspiration kitchen chalkboards. While I would probably not be bold enough to do some of these things in my home, I think they are all creative and great idea starters.

This is what I was thinking for my kitchen... just a few cupboards. Check it out at Vintage Simple.

A Whole Wall from My Home Ideas. Love it!

Chalkboard Painted Fridge from The Handmade Home


  1. love chalkboards... I so want to add some to my home too!!!

  2. Oh my a chalkboard fridge! :) I've never seen one of those before! What a huge masterpiece that could be. ;)

  3. I love the idea of a chalkboard fridge!!! How fun to have the kids be able to be imaginative artists while I make dinner.

  4. I painted our fridge with chalkboard about six months ago and I still LOVE it :) Keeps my 3 & 1yo busy while I'm cooking too which is a bonus! Love the pics you included here!

  5. A chalkboard wall would be fabulous! You could cover it in lists, recipes, calendars, etc. Sounds like a fun idea to me...I'd go for it! :)

  6. i love the chalkboard over the stove...i painted my dishwasher with chalkboard paint and i love 3 year old draws on it all the time...


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