Flavors to Follow: Chalkboards

When we first moved into our house, my husband and I had toyed with the idea of turning our fridge into a chalkboard fridge.  What could be cooler than writing up your to-do list, drawing random pictures, and leaving each other sweet messages on one of the more frequently used appliances, yes we like to eat.  But because of our basement renovation, anything fun like that had to be put to the backburner.  Well guess what??  Our basement is DONE as of this week, so those things that used to be at the bottom of our list can make their way on up, woohoo!   And what perfect timing that Emily from Sassy Smolak just had a post this week about her DIY chalkboard fridge, which by the way, looks TOTALLY cool!  So I decided to search high and low on the web for some more chalkboard inspirations, and this, my friends is what I found… Enjoy!

{1} brought to you by the amazing sassy smolak, learn how to make your own chalkboard fridge
{2} seen on 74 lime lane, draw your own interpretation of the world with this chalkboard globe
{3} seen on isabella & max rooms, light up a room with a chalkboard lamp
{4} thanks melissabxoxo for sharing this chalkboard calendar, perfect for the type A’s!
{5} label bins, tins, and buckets with chalkboard paint, great idea not your average ordinary!
{6} seen on in honor of design, decorate your office space with some chalkboard wall decals
{7} seen on creature comforts, dress up your packaging with chalkboard gift tags
{8} seen on apothecary fox, record your grocery to-do list on this chalkboard tote!
{9} seen on poppytalk, decorate your room full of chalkboard
{10} seen on happiness is… chalkboards are a perfect prop for engagement photos

P.S.  Sorry if I haven’t checked out your blogs lately, it’s been a long week and an especially long yesterday…  Long story short, flight was delayed going from Detroit to Chicago, now staying overnight and blogging from my hotel room (that’s how much I love you), and finally heading back home tomorrow!  So excited for the weekend, all I’m going to be doing is RELAXING.  Then it’s off to Orlando on Monday I go… can’t wait to meet up with Sonja from SoNgDesigns!

P.P.S. Today is the last day to get 20% off of anything in Carol Hannah’s etsy shop!  Yes, she’s the designer from last season’s Project Runway.  Just mention “Sandy a la Mode” and this blog post in the “Message to Seller”.  I really hope that someone can take advantage of this awesome discount, her dresses are AMAZING!

P.P.P.S. Don’t forget to enter the We Heart Paper custom letterpress GIVEAWAYS (yes two) on here and Janie Hearts!  You have until Monday! 🙂  Hope your weekend is FABULOUS!


  1. July 30, 2010 / 1:00 am

    That would be absolutely awesome if you turned your fridge into a giant chalkboard.

    I’ve always thought about getting a few chalkboard decals so I can have them scattered around the house!

    And again I want to say thank you for the beautiful bunting!! It’s perfect with perfect colours and prints. I can’t wait to figure out where I should hang it up. And the cute little pins too 🙂 xx You’re so lovely!

  2. July 30, 2010 / 1:28 am

    Wow, grat collection Sandy! That’s definitely a hot trand lately!
    HAve a lovely weekend!

  3. July 30, 2010 / 5:14 am

    It’s official Sandy you are too good to me…. thank for such a nice shout out and what amazing chalkboard things you found. Totally rockin!! If you do the chalkboard fridge you better share pictures would love to see someone else’s. XOXOX

  4. ChantaleP
    July 30, 2010 / 6:03 am

    I love that chalkboard fridge by Emily of Sassy Smolak! She’s such an amazing blogger as well. Like you! Wow, amazing array of ways to create a chalkboard anything. Have a great weekend Sandy!

  5. alely
    July 30, 2010 / 6:38 am

    love that idea of the chalkboard fridge. i will have to head over to emily’s blog to check it out. i know you’ve been quite the busy traveler. how do you manage that pace. reading your updates on twitter tires me out already! : ) however, i think thats totally cool you can experience all those different places through your job. what an amazing opportunity! hope you get some r&r this weekend with the hubby before you take off again.

  6. July 30, 2010 / 8:39 am

    i LOVE all of these. i dream to have one wall in my house one day painted in chalkboard pain (kinda like in 500 days of summer). maybe in my art/craft room. loved this post. 🙂

  7. July 30, 2010 / 10:14 am

    such a great variety!! i’d love to use them for labels on pots, or in your office like the decals!

    can’t wait to see you next week! 😀

  8. July 30, 2010 / 10:59 am

    I love chalkboard walls. A chalkboard fridge sounds AMAZING! Can’t wait to see yours once you do it! Thanks for the round up of all of these awesome links!

  9. July 30, 2010 / 12:19 pm

    Fantastic collection, Sandy! Thank you so much for including me. Chalkboards are lots of fun…and so many things you can do with chalkboard paint.

    I hope you don’t have any more travel delays, Sandy — those are never good. Safe travels and have a great weekend!!

  10. July 30, 2010 / 1:11 pm

    I soooo love what Emily did to her fridge – genius right?? I’m thinking of doing the same…anything to cover our old fridge!!

    Great collection (love the photo bottom right)! Have a wonderful weekend 🙂

  11. July 30, 2010 / 1:58 pm

    Love chalkboards. I always wanted a chalkboard wall when I was younger. And still now! haha

  12. July 30, 2010 / 3:51 pm

    OMG, the engagement shot is soooooo cute!

  13. July 30, 2010 / 6:58 pm

    we’re totally on the same page, sandy! i’ve been crushing on chalkboard recently. these are fabulous!

    xo Alison

  14. July 30, 2010 / 7:09 pm

    these are awesome! i love the chalkboard calendar! have a happy weekend!

  15. July 31, 2010 / 2:00 pm

    love love love the chalkboard idea! would love to see pics after!!!

  16. jennifer young
    July 31, 2010 / 3:58 pm

    hmmmm….time to bust out the chalkboard paint that’s sitting in my cupboard! thanks for the inspiration ms. sandy!

  17. July 31, 2010 / 5:37 pm

    i’ve been loving them too!! especially when anthro posted them with their new colorful bed spreads! LOVE!

  18. August 1, 2010 / 8:14 pm

    cute cute cute!!
    i love the idea of chalkboards more than i actually like them though. the texture of chalk always bothered me for some reason lol. but i love the way they look!!


  19. August 1, 2010 / 9:10 pm

    I love the chalkboard idea! Though it would bother me to have all that chalk dust all over the floor. I’m OCD about having clean floors.

  20. August 1, 2010 / 11:28 pm

    I toyed with having a chalkboard wall in our house for the girls to draw on but decided against it for two reasons 1) afraid of chalk dust everywhere, and 2) afraid the kiddos would have trouble understanding which walls are okay to draw on.

  21. August 2, 2010 / 10:32 am

    Thanks for the round up! These are all so much fun, I am in quite a chalkboard frenzy!

  22. August 2, 2010 / 1:37 pm

    Sandy, I adore chalkboards! I’ve been trying to figure out how to incorporate them into our decor and you post helped me out so much! You sure sound like a busy lady…I hope you get to relax! Have a wonderful day. ♥

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