I love our monthly Thrift Store Décor Challenge. It always keeps me thinking outside the box. This cabinet door chalkboard magnetic memo board was quite a challenge. I know! It looks so simple, but there were some kinks in the process along the way.
Be sure to check out the other projects below from my friends. It's so fun seeing what they come up with every month.
I have had some small sheet metal pieces for a few years now. I’ve never quit known what to do with them. Once I decided to use it on a cabinet door—the task at hand was to find the perfect match from my stash.
Paint Cabinet Door
You can see I really love using these cheap chip brushes over and over again. I haven’t painted anything blue in a while.
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The paint went on very quick and easy and dried very quickly. I painted a little of the stir stick so I could test my favorite glaze.
Glaze Cabinet Door Chalkboard
After checking out the smoked glaze on the paint stick I knew it would look fabulous on the cabinet door. I allowed the glaze to dry completely before starting the chalkboard portion of the cabinet door.
Roll on Chalkboard Paint
A small narrow paint roller works perfect to paint on the chalkboard paint. It did a smooth job without wasting too much paint. If I were doing many of these I would have used my Super Finish Max Extra like it did in my post Finish Max Chalkboard Paint.
I did three light coats of chalkboard paint and allowed it to dry.
Add Sheet Metal to Chalkboard
Using a very small bit, I drilled a pilot hole in the small piece of sheet metal. I actually drilled it over the garbage can, but couldn’t take a photo while doing it.
To make a small pilot hole I hammered a small nail.
These are the small thumbtacks I used to hold the sheet metal in place. It took a couple of small whacks with the hammer to get them in place.
Glue super magnets to Scrabble Tiles
Looking for a fun magnet for the sheet metal memo board, I decided to use scrabble tiles. The magnets were really tiny, but still elevated the scrabble tiles a little too much. Carefully holding the tile with a pair of pliers I drilled a divot in the wood.
Gorilla Glue Hot Glue Sticks are my favorite. The small magnet fits perfectly in the groove and allows the scrabble tile to rest flat on the memo board.
Chalkboard Magnetic Memo
I love it! There are several more pieces of the sheet metal in my stash, so look for more great ideas down the road.
I love this sentiment! It’s a Chalk Couture Transfer from The Junky Chalker. It’s so incredibly easy to use the Chalkology Chalk Paste to make the words pop on the black chalkboard.
Have you heard about our new Club Couture subscription service?
It really is this easy.
1) apply transfer
2) spread chalk paste
3) scrape off excess chalk paste (add back to jar)
4) remove transfer
Wash transfer, replace on backing and save for next time. If you take care of your transfers they will last through many uses.
Before you hop over to see the other projects, I’d love for you to pin this!
Now, let’s see what my friends have been up to!
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DIY Tray Makeover My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Beachy Glass Décor Domestically Speaking
Repurposed Spice Rack Petticoat Junktion
Gail Wilson is the author and mastermind behind My Repurposed Life. She is obsessed with finding potential in unexpected places and believes that with a little hard work and imagination, any old thing can be made useful again, including herself!
Gail reinvented herself during a midlife crisis and has found purpose again. She hopes you will find new ideas for old things and pick up a few tools along the way.