Monday, February 7, 2011

Back to the board- Chalkboards

Even though chalkboards have been exhausted, I'm not over them yet.  I'm joining Sixty-Fifth Avenue's Chalkboard linky party today.  She asked what messages we post on our boards. I tend to write on mine for the season.  This week, of course I'm all about Valentines and love.  Here are some other seasons.









I like some cloudiness on my board. But it's getting to be a little too much. What do you clean your chalkboards with?

49 comments:

Pamela said...

I love the frame your chalk board is in. I also have to comment on your dining room. That chandelier is gorgeous!!! I also love your drapes...so elegant!
Pamela :)

Ann said...

I use a wet rag to clean my chalkboard door. I wish it did a better job...the kids use colored chalk on it to so it is hard to get all of it off. I will be anxious to see what people suggest!

yours looks great by the way!!

Blondie's Journal said...

Your chalk board is nice and big! I love the frame. I am probably the only person in all of Blogland that hasn't made one! You did a nice job!

XO,
Jane

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

I think the frame on your chalkboard makes it special. And then of course your clever comments is the cherry on the top.

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

PS No Jane, I haven't made one yet either!! I do have a stick on wallees type chalkboard that goes on the wall that I use. A no commitment type chalkboard!

Allyson Pecilunas said...

I love your big beautiful chalkboard! Thanks for coming by and visiting me I am now following you.

Diann said...

Hi Tammy!
I loved this big gorgeous framed chalkboard when I first saw you post it! I have no idea how to completely clean a chalk board. If you find out, let me know!

Andrea said...

I love your chalkboard in that frame. In fact, I hope to do the very same thing in my new house. One can never tire of a good thing!

Melissa Miller said...

Tammy this looks beautiful. I love the unique idea and pretty frame. :)

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

Oh...I've been wanting a great big chalkboard like that. I only have a smallish one. I'm on the look out for the right frame. Love your's.

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

I haven't made one yet either....I always seem to be a bit behind! Love yours....the frame is so pretty!!

Lou Cinda

Gina said...

I love your chalkboard...the frame is so pretty & I like the size of it.

I clean mine with a wet cloth.

Lynn said...

Hi Tammy,
Thanks for visiting Cottage and Creek and for following me. I'm following you too and now I'm going to go check out the chalkboard party. I posted about mine on Friday ... so many parties and not enough time! LOL.
Blessings to you,
Lynn at Cottage and Creek

Dena E's Blog said...

Lovely Lovely Blog Sweetie,,,and thanks for the note on PINK Saturday... Soooo sorry for the lateness of my reply.. I'm neveer this tardy , honest... Thanks for sharing about God ,,, its GREAT to find others that share in the wonderful journey on His path...
Blessings and Love from our Savior above~~~
Hugs Dena

Donnie said...

I wish I had a chalkboard. What a cute idea. I just don't have any wall or counter space but I love what you have done there.

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Stacey said...

Your whole room is gorgeous. The chalkboard is the crowning touch. :)

Thanks for visiting me today and leaving a sweet note.

Cindy said...

I love the frame you made your frame out of......LOVE IT!!!! i see those frames in all of the goodwill/thrifting blogs but i never see those ornate frames around here...lol

i guess i'll keep looking, maybe i'll get lucky.

thanks for visiting my blog, Tammy...

hugs, cindy

Dena E's Blog said...

I had just remember to add on as a follow,,,sometimes I'm just a bit shall we say,,slow ;0).. Also I'd meant to mention that your home looks GORGEOUS...
Blessings and Hugs
Dena

Susan said...

The frame you chose for your chalk board is gorgeous! I absolutely love your home. It is so beautiful!

Sharing Shadymont said...

Thanks for becoming my 50th follower. I am following you back! I love your blog. Your chalkboards are GREATTTTTTTT!!! I haven't done one yet, but I plan to soon!

Again, thanks for following and for your nice comments.

Blessings,
Kathy

Janet said...

great post. I love your dining chandelier!

Cindy said...

Hello sweet B,
Your chalkboard is beautiful! I need a large pretty one, I have a small one that I don't write on much.
I wash mine down when I change the message on it.
Hugs, Cindy

justlivesimply said...

Your blog is beautiful! thanks so much for your sweet comment on my chalkboard chandelier. I'm so glad you recommended the Sixty Fifth chalkboard link party to me, it's so fun to see everything & share my obsession with chalkboards : )
-kristen

Martina said...

Love the chalkboard the whole room is beautiful! Thank you for visiting my new blog and becoming a follower,I just became a follower of yours too, now I am off to visit more of your blog. Martina

Donna said...

Yours is beautiful!!! It really fits that space and looks wonderful! Then the cute things you write are also timely and fun!!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love this...I need to find a place to put one! I remember using a damp cloth back when I was in school and got to help clean! lol Back in the olden days! ♥

Dolly said...

Hi Tammy,
Our chalk boards frames are similar! I love it!
I love that you have yours hanging in the dinning room! You have me thinking if my dinning room needs a pretty chalk board!
We mostly use ours to leave each other messages!

I am your new follower!

Smiles ~
Dolly

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Such a gorgeous room... and love the chalkboards!!!
Blessings~~~ Daphne

The Hopeless Romantic said...

Hi Tammy, omg, i love chalkboards too. Maybe too much , lol. Not sure if u noticed , but the my whole dining room is done in chalkboard paint. All the black above the beadboard is chalkboard. I like to do more than just write on mine. A stencil is a great way to "draw" on it.........thanks for stopping by my blog:-)

Opie Dawn said...

Hi Tammy! Love the chalkboard and the fun messages too. Thanks for finding your way over to my blog. Glad to meet you.

Grannys Attic said...

Tammy that is just beautiful! I have a large vintage frame that I want to make a chalkboard with as soon as the weather gets warmer. Don't have a great place to paint inside! I did a chalkboard table for the grandkids and it was getting a little to chalky for me too! So I just re-sprayed it with three more coats of Chalkboard paint and its holding up better with just using a wet cloth. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving sweet comments. Hope you have a blessed day, Vicky

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Tammy, your personality shines through every time, my friend! What love you show through your chalky messages each season...

I like the little bit chalky look myself but from what I remember of chalk boards, just a little water and damp rag work fine for clean up.

Bises,
Genie

Sami said...

I saw this blog post the other day. She uses baby oil to clean her chalkboard - http://countrykingdom.blogspot.com/2011/01/sleek-chalkboard-tip.html

Julie Harward said...

I love this idea...how fun for the whole family. Surprise messages would be fun too ;D

☞ ⒶⓃⓃⒺ ☜ said...

You make the simple chalkboard so elegant with your gorgeous frame!!! All I use is a damp paper towel, give it a good wipe, and I'm good to go!

Anita said...

Now that's a chalkboard!
It's serving two purposes: adding beauty and something eye-catching to your dining area, and allowing messages to be seen by everyone.

LESAPEA MUSINGS said...

I love the messages very much and your dining room is gorgeous.
Lisa xx

Wendy said...

I love your chalkboard frame. You have very neat handwriting/printing!! I use a wet sponge to wipe mine down when I change the message. Usually I post a scripture, and the weekly menu. Our chalkboard is divided. The bottom half is for the kids to doodle on :)

KATHY said...

your chalkboard looks fabulous!! I so love the frame.

Kathy

Judy said...

I love the frame around your chalkboard. It makes it look so elegant. Also, that chandelier in your dining room is just gorgeous. Thanks so much for stopping by today and for your kind comment.

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

Your chalkboard is AWESOME! You just have gorgeous taste and a wonderful home...so warm and inviting. I would not tire of that chalk board at all.

Angeline said...

You have a gorgeous chalkboard there! Thanks for following me- your blog is also beautifully styled-( Did you also know about dustless chalk? I think it's still available through teacher supply sites)

Martha said...

I like your chalkboards and you get good use from them!

It's a Wannabe Decorator's Life said...

That chalkboard is so pretty! Love all the different sayings on it! I am answering your question about my tile. So far, it is rather easy to clean up and is holding up very well. I'm tempted to put it in the kitchen, but oh, what a chore!!! I am in love with it so far!!

Shelley said...

Hi!
I love your chalkboard and especially the sayings! Thanks so much for visiting me. . . I'm your newest follower :)

Kristin said...

You have a wonderful blog!

I have a frame exactly like yours that I have been wondering what I should do with it ... NOW I know - thanks for the inspiration!

I'm following!

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady.
I love your frame chalkboard sweet lady so Elegant~~~ Thanks so much for your lovely comment about my Tablescapes for two ~~and becoming one of my followers also !!!
I hope you come back next week to see more, and have a Great Week end xxoo
Diane

Donna said...

I love chalkboards, too! Yours is wonderful, love the size! I enjoy searching for neat frames that I can transform into chalkboards, I think they will be here to stay awhile:)