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
Just linked this article on my facebook account. it’s a very interesting article for all.
Kimm at Reinvented
Love your chalkboards! I have been looking for some cupboard doors to repurpose, they are so versatile!
Pam @ This Humble House
I just HAVE to do this! I know exactly where to get doors like that, too! Thanks for sharing!!!
They turned out so cute! I bought some chalkboard paint a while back, but haven't used it yet. I have got to get busy!!!
Great idea for putting the chalk on there.
Looks nice!! We are working on our laundry room door (off the kitchen) making it into a nice chalkboard door and dutch door...I'll put pictures up next week hopefully. For now you can see my saved entertainment center doors if you care to look! http://theshadesofpink.blogspot.com/2009/08/free-art.html
I really like your chalkboards from the cabinet doors. It seems that these are all the rage! Yours are really nice and special places for your family to leave you love notes! Thanks for sharing.
This is very clever--especially the chalk holder! Hope your nephew's life has returned to normal!