Tuesday, 10 April 2012

For the love of chalkboard!

I've loved chalkboard since the time I was a kid, not so much the ones at school but definitely the plaything we had at home. I remember the excitement when my folks got my sister and me a blackboard that came with an easel and a boxful of coloured chalk, we spent many afternoons fighting over it and my poor sister always got bullied into playing the student. I guess we were from that generation where role-playing games were far more popular than the hi-tech games that today's kids have at their disposal.

I'm almost halfway down my 30's now and still haven't lost that love for chalkboard, except these days I'm role-playing a super efficient chef who uses the board to display her daily menu...
My cafe themed dining room
And to indicate whether she's in the mood to cook...
Sign on my kitchen door
In case you want to read more about my dining room cafe, click here.

I am definitely not alone in my love for chalkboard coz I see so many amazing ideas out there. 
Here are some fun ones that I found...

Message on a bottle - chalkboard paint on bottles

Chalkboard labels...slap them on to anything and scribble away!

Sign boards, tags and chalkboard sticks

More tags, wine charms and a chalkboard painted pan

Entry board, trays and little message boards

Chalkboard goes anywhere...even on cups, frames and notebooks!
Maybe it's a good thing that I don't have easy access to chalkboard paint out here coz I'd have gone nuts painting everything black!

*All images from Etsy, except the ones of my own chalkboards.

14 comments:

  1. Just the thing thats been on my mind for a while. I have been dying to get my hands on chalkboard paint & start painting whatever I can! I think I know a place where I can get it in Noida...after seeing your post, I am inspired :) BTW, where did you get the super cute sign on your kitchen door? If at all I can get one & considering the summers in Delhi NCR, mine will read 'closed till October!' :D

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    1. Hey Pooja, I picked up that cow sign from an annual arts & crafts fair that's held in Bombay. Have fun with the chalkboard paint :)

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  2. So enjoying a spate of posts from your end...fun! I am commenting because our handwriting is eerily similar...as always, i get very excited when I find stuff common between me and a much loved blogger....the varanasi connection, my penchant for stringing any stray bottle to hang and our handwriting...am so tickled. 'louly'. :)

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    1. Thanks Harshika! You must have a fabulous handwriting, haahaaha!

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  3. Love this post and the cows are too cute! Your dining room looks like such a fun place to hang out. Way to go Sahana, love your style.

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  4. such a lovely addition to the cafe theme sahana... loved the blackboard esp the wee cow!

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  5. oh god, one more favorite post from Home is....! lovely. I wish I can be so creative like you (lil J)...! he..he.. I am yet to try chalkboard paint..! May be the only reason is my kitchen and home is too small to have it..! but I am gonna get one soon now.. You motivated my sleeping thoughts girl..!

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  6. love the personal touch that comes with these chalk board messages!!the crow and the cows are total show stoppers:)

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  7. Sahana,I love reading your posts...they are so interesting....this chalkboard idea is super intersting.....must try it out....the Mr and Mrs look so cute!

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  8. Hey Sahana!

    Been reading your blog for a while now.. Lovely home you got there.
    Curious to know where you got the wooden framed chalkboard from.
    I have looked all over bangalore without much luck. All they got these days are small chalkboards with plastic frames. Some people even offer to sell a whiteboard when i ask for a chalkboard :)

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  9. hey....did u use chalkboard paint...have not been able to find any...can u tell me the brand name
    ?????

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