I like the idea of a big chalk board wall in the kitchen.

Susan & Ryan's Less-Is-More Kitchen — Kitchen Spotlight

Large Counter Height Bench @Mary Powers Mathey

Bench stool on castors for replacing barstools The gray striped bench stool was custom made by a local upholstery company and unfortunately is not available ready made(although Lee Industries makes a similar one)

Via Decor Demon

wainscotting with chalkboard paint--Lauren Rubinstein. For my front dining room

board and batten, paneling, dining room, farm table, gray dining room, farm house style,  Four Generations One Roof Fall Home Tour 2013

Our Finding Fall Home Tour 2013

Loving the orange chairs and the green rug in a mostly white room.

An excellent use of Orange! The round table and bright orange chairs against this white room create open flow and airy welcoming feel. dining room and interior decorating ideas.

color: Plumage by Martha Stewart

Enter Now: Room for Color Contest 2012

How cool is the blackboard wall in this dining room. Love the embrodered numbered fabric on the chairs

A Heather Chadduck design. Love the numbered chairs, the chalkboard, the candles and the TOILE!

Vintage Revivals excellent board & batten tutorial showing how to deal with bull-nose (curved) corners  ~~

How To Install Board and Batten

HOUNDSTOOTH RUG /(*o*)\ "Love all these living room projects; from the yellow mirror, the turquoise & white lampshade via yarn, & the painted rug.