3.10.2008

The Record For The Most Mentions of the Word Chalkboard in a Single Post Goes to...Me.

Images via Matthew Mead Style

My obsession with blackboards can be traced back to the endless sessions of playing "school" with my younger sisters when we were kids. I would set up a little chalkboard against the wall of my bedroom and actually managed to get away with bossing them around for an hour or so in the name of imaginary play. Bliss for a type-A older sister...

With a giant chalkboard found in the salvage shed at a local University hanging on our back patio, a couple of IKEA chalkboard easels, a chalkboard coffee table in the den and a pantry covered in a gazillion coats of magnetic chalkboard paint (a project I'm not sure I would recommend to others), we might actually be reaching maximum chalkboard capacity in our house. And despite that, I'm can't stop thinking about the two "chalkboard" projects on Matthew Mead Style... Looks like I'll be figuring out how to work those into our abode as well.


p.s. I'm actually loving all the images on the Matthew Mead site. The mellow, earthy color palette that he uses throughout is pretty darn dreamy.

7 comments:

a cat of impossible colour said...

Those are brilliant! Looking at that cube made me think of a coffee cup covered in blackboard paint - don't know if that would be feasible, but imagine the fun you could have changing your coffee cup's message every day. Good one to take to work (doubt it would be dishwasher safe, though!).

Andrea

Joanna Goddard said...

love this.

letter9 said...

This post cracked me up... the title, the blackboard love. Teehee. : )

Jane said...

Jos,

You do know that there is chalkboard fabric out there now? Now sure who's blog I saw it on, but I'm pretty sure the big fabric stores carry it. Go crazy!
-jane

mominaledo said...

After Hillary's shower at the Modern - I bought a "chalkboard" candle. The big glass holder is chalkboard and it came w/ a big piece of chalk.

Rachel said...

Great ideas.

a cat of impossible colour said...

Hi Joslyn - just found this awesome post about chalkboard paint ... don't know if you've come across it yet :)