Chalkboard+frame+wall sticker - talk about a trend mashup! We're often tempted to buy chalkboard paint to make a small blackboard on our wall, but living in an apartment we definitely don't want any leftover paint nor do we want to have to paint over it when we leave our rental. These cool chalkboard frame stickers solve both those problems and are also, happily, inexpensive.
Families have a lot to keep track of and blackboards offer a way to communicate if family members sometimes seem like ships passing in the night. We also love that these are removable and reusable which is not only great for renters, but for rearrangers and redecorators.
We discovered these at Mod Cloth. They sell for $8 each.