Our city had some flooding recently. My nephew was affected by the rising water. He removed his kitchen cabinets. I used the doors from the upper cabinets to make several chalkboards.
I don't usually use painter's tape when I paint walls and such, but when doing this sort of project it gives such a nice crisp definition between painted and non-painted surfaces. I did not have to paint these doors because they were in such good condition. I did, however clean them well to remove any kitchen grease. I then sanded and primed the insets so that the chalkboard paint would adhere really well.
I have never used spray chalkboard paint. I'm sure it works great, but I really like the brush on.
I like to use good sponge brushes to apply the paint. It gives a nice smooth writing surface. I always do 3 coats, allowing each coat to dry 6 hours (per instructions)
There were 2 wide doors and 3 narrow doors.
I offset the chalk holder to hide the hole where the cabinet door knob was.
My daughter was visiting the day I hung this chalkboard in my kitchen. She left me the first note. I look forward to lots more notes from the kiddos when they stop by and find me out and about.
Here's another cabinet door chalkboard that is also a coat rack.
A really easy chalkboard easel
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.