For the longest time I have wanted a big chalkboard in my kitchen. They seem so fun, so retro, so French Bistro. But, alas, it is not meant to be since the price tags on these little beauties are astronomical. I have set out to find a super cheap way of doing this that doesn't involve nail guns or saws or measuring headaches at Lowes. I have an idea, which may or may not pan out. We shall see. Until then I'll just be satisfied with Pottery Barn's inspiring photos (I would be remiss not to mention that this little beauty of a chalkboard is $149.00 plus tax AND shipping). I love having a mission.