Chalk board walls have become a trend in the last few years due to the creation and marketing chalk board paint.   As with all home projects, the most important thing is, of course, figuring out where you want this wall o’ chalk to be.  In my case, a small area of wall in between the front door and the coat closet made the most sense.  I added a dry erase calendar, mail holder, a few clipboards and some framed photos.