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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.

veronicaraye veronicaraye 10 years
I have been seeing this. Love this trend!
leahlarocco leahlarocco 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 years
I love chalkboard stuff. I want a chalkboard paint wall.
beingtazim beingtazim 10 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 10 years
The plant pots are so cute. I love those for herbs.
mellie_608 mellie_608 10 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 10 years
sorry, **** chalkboard
Ejmcmis Ejmcmis 10 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 10 years
I found wine glasses with little chalk board surfaces so when you have parties ppl can write thier names on them !!
Ashenturtle Ashenturtle 10 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 10 years
the pots are very cute!!
SassAndBide SassAndBide 10 years
lol back to school! cute
workofiction workofiction 10 years
Really like the flower pots.
dguillenm dguillenm 10 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 10 years
Not a fan.
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 10 years
Aw those are all too cute!
ccsugar ccsugar 10 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 10 years
i love the flower pots!
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