Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Chalkboard Paint: Cliché
I apologize. Someone has to blow the whistle.
It's true...I too love the functionality and D.I.Y ease of painting something with chalkboard paint and have taken part in this trend.
Chalkboard paint is wonderful because it adds contrast to a space, is easily changeable and extremely functional for making lists, writing down ideas, leaving love notes...
I hope I'm not the only one who feels like this trend has gone a little overboard(Think birds on everything...that kinda overboard.) It seems like nearly every post on many of the major design blogs(not naming names.) features a chalkboard in the kitchen, on the fridge, anywhere! This trend is no longer surprising, exciting or inspiring. I think it's time to look into new ways of making notes. It can still be easy, it can still be edgy, but please lets not make it chalky.