Chalkboard paint has been out for years but, let's face it, chalkboards are inferior to dry erase any way you look at it. That's why IdeaPaint kicks all kinds of ass.
That's right, you make any surface doodle-ready with a few coats of paint. It's perfect for offices, kids rooms, the fridge or backsplash in the kitchen—anywhere that it might be useful to jot things down. Hell, you could coat an entire room and put up crazy artwork. The possibilities are endless. And the best part is that you can request a free sample from the website—although purchasing enough for a project is going to run you about $4 per square foot. [IdeaPaint via Apartment Therapy]