Thursday, October 8, 2009

DIY: chalkboard cabinets

i've mentioned chalkboard paint before. man i love that stuff. if the Lord blesses me with a boy some day i hope to do part of one of his walls with chalkboard paint. super cute.

in the meantime, i will use it in my kitchen. i have seen people chalkboard paint their cabinet doors before and loved the idea and wanted to include it in my kitchen redo on my pantry cabinet door.

boy am i glad i did. it was so simple. so fun.

supply list:
- chalkboard paint {i got mine at home depot for around $11. this stuff goes a long ways though, so you won't need much. i've also used the spray paint version. i did not like it.)

- chalk

how to:
1.) make sure your cabinet door is primed if you are painting over wood.

2.) paint with the chalkboard paint like you would any latex paint. i did two coats.

3.)very important - wait at least 3 days before you write on it. so hard to do!

4.) even more important - "season" the chalkboard by rubbing the side of a piece of chalk up and down the chalkboard until it is covered with chalk. then wipe it off with a paper towel.

5.) write something cheerful on your new, beautiful chalkboard. i did words that remind me of fall. maybe the words to a poem. a song. a verse. a recipe. change it for the different seasons. change it monthly and use it as a way to remember important dates. leave it completely blank for your children to write on. most importantly, enjoy it!

1 comment:

Elizabeth Messer said...

I love this idea, and I love what you wrote on it. So simple, but a great visual...and something you can change often!