You may remember Jen Ramos from her Love Candy prints or from her blog, MadeByGirl. We just found her house tour posted on her blog, and her fancy chalkboard caught our attention. It's got potential to be a fairly easy DIY project (we're not sure if it was originally), especially if you're looking for an alternative to the generic boards or always wanted (but were afraid to) chalkboard-paint your walls.
If you've got an old picture with an ornate vintage frame, you could get a piece of masonite cut to fit the frame, and coat that with chalkboard paint. Then, paint the frame white (or any color, really), wait for it to dry, and then pop the masonite in the frame.
Check out Jen's glimpse of her home on her blog, MadeByGirl.