I found this chalkboard for $1 at a thrift store almost 2 years ago. I originally was going to put it in the boys' room, but kept rearranging things in there to where I just ended up putting it the back of the closet and forgot about it.
I recently remembered that I had it, and thought it would be fun to put up in our kitchen.
It will be fun to write notes on it, draw pictures, teach the boys the ABC's etc.
If you want a chalkboard and can't find any at your local thrift store, you could always make your own with chalkboard paint. I've never used it, but I've seen other people's projects who have & I think it is awesome!