Blackboard, Chalkboard, introduced into the United States education system in 1801, the term “blackboard” dates from around 1815 to 1825 and the term chalkboard is used mainly in the United States and dates from 1935 to 1940. A blackboard or chalkboard is a reusable writing surface on which text or drawings are made with sticks of chalk. Some sources credit James Pillans, headmaster of the Royal High School, Edinburgh, Scotland with inventing the chalkboard. Some others trace back its invention to Reverend Samuel Reed Hall and credit him with being the first to paint pine boards black.
Seriously, Scrabble Chalkboard and even a Calendar ChalkBoard, nice!
LIz Gray in Creative Ways to Take the Chalkboard out of the Classroom offers ways to add the Chalkboard in our decor. The article highlights designs used on doors, fireplaces and headboards to mention a few. I also did some searching of my own. Are you as curious as I am to find out other ways the chalkboard features outside the classroom? well lets see what else is out there.