Jeremy and I are thinking of painting the one wall in our kitchen (or the side of the cupboard, if you've seen my house before) as a Chalkboard Wall. They sell black or green chalkboard paint (and magnetic paint) at hardware stores and I am jumping on this idea.
Here is a link to Martha Stuart's Chalkboard Wall Calendar that I think is a great idea! This will probably be finished by this weekend. I'll let you know how it turns out.