I just had to share an idea I came across on the blog, Pure Style Home, by Lauren Leiss.
Check out the sideboard. It’s actually an older piece that was lacquered in white, and the top is …
… simply a wooden board painted with chalkboard paint! How fun is that?
It kind of looks like slate, doesn’t it? (Much less expensive.) What an elegant way to repurpose an old piece of furniture. Especially, perhaps, if you’re dealing with a surface or top that has seen better days.
Of course, the entire room is quite swoon worthy … you can read all about it here.