Then one day I saw this on Pinterest, and fell in love:
I really like the white frame version, but living in a place where I can't paint the walls a contrasting color, I thought white on white wouldn't work. so...
Enter a can of chalkboard spray from Michael's (and a handy husband) and wuala!
I love how it adds a lot of contrast and personality to this side of the room. Plus we can write each other messages. And lists. Lots of lists!