Chalkboard paint has become popular - we've seen walls done with it plenty of times, and almost always like the effect. We really like what Anastasia of Faiella Design has done with it here though - a border above the wainscoting, that manages to look fun while staying completely grown up.
See more of Anastasia's work on the Faiella Design website. Related Posts: • Look!: Chalkboard Paint Wall Calendar • Look!: Chalkboard Paint on a Kitchen Wall • How To... Make Your Own Chalkboard Paint