Today’s easy cabinet door chalkboard project is my Thrift Store Decor Project! Yes, the second Wednesday of every month my blog friends get together to share our easy thrift store makeovers. Because a lot of people have gone to open shelving, reclaimed cabinet doors are fairly easy to come by.
Be sure to check out my friends’ projects before you dash off! They always inspire me with the creativity! I have some really good junkin’ friends!
Easy Cabinet Door Chalkboard Project
This cabinet door was only a few dollars at one of our peddler’s malls.
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The Best Paint Sprayer
I have been using paint sprayers from Homeright for almost 8 years. They have been and will always be my favorite way to get a great paint finish on any project.
The Homeright Spray Shelter comes in handy for medium to large projects.
Do you change your mind mid project?
You can see a metal candle holder on the table. This project was chosen with that candle holder in mind. I just couldn’t get it to look the way I wanted.
Smoked Glaze Paint Technique
Are you tired of me using Smoked Glaze? It’s so easy, and I love how many ways you can control the color going on. This may be one of the lightest coats of the grey glaze I’ve ever used. I did leave some behind in the cracks and edges to give depth.
You can see my How To Glaze Painted Furniture post for more ideas on what to glaze and how to do it.
Apply painter’s tape in small pieces around curve or arch
I seriously can’t love this color any better. Since I have now decided this cabinet door needs to be a chalkboard, I add tiny pieces of painter’s tape around the arch of the door. Because I’m an impatient crafter, I didn’t let the glaze dry very long, maybe an hour.
Butcher Paper aids when spray painting with chalkboard paint
Do you see that pesky fly photo bombing all my pics? Applying a second layer of tape to hold butcher paper aids in protecting the outer area of the cabinet door.
Apply several light coats of chalkboard spray paint
Applying several light coats of chalkboard spray paint gives a really nice finish on the cabinet door. I prefer to spray East-West. then North-South.
Remove butcher paper to reveal a flawless paint job with no overspray on the cabinet door.
Finally remove all of the painter’s tape and smile!
Add d rings to the back for hanging.
If you want to keep you chalk readily available, you can use a scrabble tile rack on your chalkboard. Simply add Gorilla Wood Glue like I did on this chalkboard hanging in my kitchen. A bin pull makes a great chalk holder as seen in my project, Chalkboard Key Rack Wall Organizer.
I'd love for you to pin this project before you run off to check all the other awesome projects!
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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.