Some bloggers and stylists have called out chalkboard paint as being a fad that's overdone and now out-of-date. But we think the objection here isn't a re-writable surface, but big gray walls in interiors where they don't really work.
So, it's totally awesome to find this tutorial, which allows you to make DIY chalkboard paint in any color you wish. The technique comes from Living, and uses unsanded tile grout to regular latex paint to create a chalk-able surface.
[Via and excellent image comping by Sean Michael Ragan at Make ]