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Icing on The Cake | It All Started With Paint | Design Sponge | Jones Design Company | House Seven | No. 29 Design | Country Living | Inspired By This | Smitten Studio | 1 Kind Design
I wonder if my love of chalkboard walls stems from my love of school.
Yes, I was that nerdy girl who truly loved to learn. Just call me Rory Gilmore. But not nearly as cute. Without the flawless skin. And single mom. And quick, witty, pop-culture-laden banter …
But I did love to learn. I sat in the front row. I took notes. I studied for every test.
And when I (gasp) received a B on a test, I panicked. Beat myself up. And made a promise that I would never, ever get another B.
So I moved my desk closer to the board. I took more notes. I studied harder. Every day.
And I graduated high school with a 4.0.
Yes, I was that nerdy girl in high school who loved to learn and refused anything less than an A+.
Now college? That’s a different story. Maybe all that studying had taken it’s toll. Maybe there was just too much freedom. Too many distractions.
Too many cute frat boys.
But chalkboard walls take me back to my straight-A-loved-to-learn high school heyday …
So I thought I’d share some of the inspiration I pinned and dreamed about before creating my very own chalkboard wall work space in a nook in the basement.
On a final note, I came across this genius idea for a chalk holder from Dimples & Tangles …
… but I’m not going to tell you what she used. You have to click here to find out for yourself!
And I am ABSOLUTELY going to duplicate her genius idea on my very own chalkboard wall!
Happy Friday! The long weekend is just a few hours away …
and it would be the perfect time to create a chalkboard wall of your very own!
Linda I love your chalkboard wall especially in an office area. I just put a chalkboard over my office desk and love it. I think it does bring back great memories of school days!!!! Have a great week end.
Thank you as always for your very lovely comments!!! Wishing you a fabulous weekend too!!! 🙂 Linda
I so wish I had a big wall that I could paint w/ chalkboard paint. I have to settle for my other black walls. Long weekend?
Marian@CMShaw Studios says
Yay for having your very own chalk board walls. Chalkboards were one of my favorite parts of teaching. Now your kids and their friends can leave all kinds of snarky comments and funny pictures for you.
The Other Marian
Oh, no, the kids are not allowed near the chalkboard wall! Ha! But they did leave me snarky comments on the chalkboard chargers I made a few years ago … 😉
I love chalkboard everything… I tend to over do chalkboard.. but how can it be wrong when it feels so right 🙂
Caitlin Wallace Rowland says
Thanks for including my office in your round-up! I really love my office space, the chalkboard wall is my favorite. 🙂
I love your space too! And, yes, the chalkboard wall is my favorite too! 🙂 Linda