Another One Of Those “Seemed Like A Good Idea At The Time” Ideas

You all know about my Pinterest obsession. I love the sharing, the great ideas. The things I pin make me feel all Martha Stewart-y, without the legal drama and notoriety, of course. And most of my pins, okay almost all of my pins, just sit there. Pinned. Looking pretty. Never to be tackled or tried. Just filling up my boards. Making me look all productive. And crafty. And smart.

Just want you all to know.

The intention is there.

The pins that baffle me are the ones using chalkboard paint as a decorative highlight in your home.

Remember these?

Forget the math. (I have.) If you were a teacher way back when, your hands and clothes would be covered in chalk dust at the end of the day.

If you were a student and had to go up to the board  to show off your math skills or bang a couple of these:

…you were also covered in chalk dust.

So why do the pins keep popping up using chalkboard paint in your home? Does anyone actually think this…

or this…

…is truly a great idea? That your home and bed sheets will always look this pristine after using chalk inside your home?  Near your head where you sleep? Or inside your pantry for your shopping list, dusting your cereal and crackers and canned goods in a fine mist? Or an entire wall in your child’s bedroom? Can you imagine what the baseboard is going to look like after a month?

I can.

And it isn’t pretty.

Maybe I’m a little too OCD for my own good, but chalkboard paint, inside a home, is a bad idea.

It’s the kind of idea that sounds good. At the time.

But trust me.

It is much better suited as a pretty, little picture on your Pinterest board.

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6 Comments

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6 responses to “Another One Of Those “Seemed Like A Good Idea At The Time” Ideas

  1. Technically I think blackboard paint is a good idea but chalk dust isn’t. ;)

  2. I’m fundamentally opposed to chalkboard walls and I’m glad you have a logical reason. Mine is simply that it is hard enough to teach kids to draw on paper or skin only, without having a special wall that is okay. So I’m lazy, basically.

  3. Wisdom must go along with creativity. You’re right!

  4. I think a great many things I see on pinterest should stay there really. :D

  5. It’s right up there with the mirrored wall thing. Pass

  6. So true! When I taught in person (instead of online like I do know) I hated chalk! I wouldn’t want it all over my house!

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