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Trend Alert: Chalkboards

It's back-to-school season, and even if you haven't been a student in ages, now is the ideal time to get out the chalk. From chalkboard paint to write-on vases, chalk-worthy surfaces are showing up on all sorts of home accents for both kids' rooms and adult decor.

Not only do I love the retro schoolhouse vibe of these products, but they are also a practical way to write yourself reminders, label (and re-label) boxes, or just keep the kids occupied. And while some of the chalkboard surfaces I've found are clearly toys, others — including this VivaTerra Barn Wood and Chalkboard Bin — just have a youthful spirit. For more on the chalkboard trend, just click on the photos below.

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veronicaraye veronicaraye 9 years
I have been seeing this. Love this trend!
leahlarocco leahlarocco 9 years
The chalkboard paint is cool at first, but after a while you just end up with a black wall that has smeared phrases on it.
aistea311 aistea311 9 years
I want my whole door to be a chalkboard. It would make me feel like a kid again and I could change it whenever I want.
koolbr33z3 koolbr33z3 9 years
Cute but I had that you have to clean it all the time when you erase something because of the leftover residue.
demeter demeter 9 years
I love chalkboard stuff. I want a chalkboard paint wall.
beingtazim beingtazim 9 years
i want to make one of those chalkboard signs to put on the fridge to show what i have that i need to eat - its better than opening the fridge all the time and i am always forgetting to eat things and they go bad
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 9 years
The plant pots are so cute. I love those for herbs.
mellie_608 mellie_608 9 years
I bookmarked these awhile back! Cute chalkboard items from World Market! Chalk Talk Glass Storage at World Market - Chalk Talk Glassware Sets of 4 at World Market -
Ejmcmis Ejmcmis 9 years
sorry, **** chalkboard
Ejmcmis Ejmcmis 9 years
As practical as the clackboard thing seems, it just always ends up being dusty and dirty. I was originally a fan of this stuff, but now, not soo much.
kwiles731 kwiles731 9 years
I found wine glasses with little chalk board surfaces so when you have parties ppl can write thier names on them !!
Ashenturtle Ashenturtle 9 years
What a great idea! I'm creating these since no matter how many times I tell her, my MIL always uses my recycle bin as a trash can!
tati33 tati33 9 years
the pots are very cute!!
SassAndBide SassAndBide 9 years
lol back to school! cute
workofiction workofiction 9 years
Really like the flower pots.
dguillenm dguillenm 9 years
I like the idea of the paint. I saw it in a room makeover but they ruined it by covering most of it with a tackboard.
msdyanelk msdyanelk 9 years
Not a fan.
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
Aw those are all too cute!
ccsugar ccsugar 9 years
My mom loves this trend. I need ideas for her for xmas gifts, so I'm adding this link as a favorite, thanks!! :wave:
chancleta chancleta 9 years
i love the flower pots!
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