One wall of Paige's room is covered in chalkboard paint. It starts at the light switch and goes all the way to the baseboard. We did this about a year ago, maybe longer. She's such a little artist. She just loves to draw and color. It seemed like a no-brainer to me to give her a wall she can color on.
Some people said they don't think they could do it. What if the kids color somewhere else? So far we haven't had that problem. We have a sand bucket full of chalk sitting by the wall. We've spent many happy hours coloring on the wall.
The one drawback to it is cleaning it. To really get the chalk off you need to use a damp cloth. After a while, it starts to wash away the chalkboard paint as well. I'll probably need to repaint this spring. The painting is more like glooping it on. It's very thick, and does require a couple of coats. It's a wall she can use for years. Most kids love to draw. When she finally outgrows it, or we move out, it'll probably require a can of Kilz to get rid of it. A small price to pay for the amount of fun we've had!