Sunday, June 9, 2013

Cabinet Door Chalkboards



I found two nicely shaped cabinet doors for $2 each at a local resale place.


I removed the hinges and patched the holes for those and two holes in the middle panel that must have been used for a handle at some point.

I painted the panel with chalkboard paint.  For one of the doors I used turquoise chalk paint, the other I left white since the paint was in good condition and I was going to distress it anyway.

I added an upside-down cup shaped handle, which I spray painted black, to hold the chalk.


I distressed the doors by sanding in places, the white one more, the turquoise one I splashed some stain on to make it look old. (Someone at the Farmers' Market, looking at my wares said that it looked like someone splashed some coffee on it, and wondered if it would come off - NO, it was meant to be that way and it has a clear coat of polycrylic over it!)


I usually make my own frames for chalkboards, but these were so cheap, I couldn't make them for that.  Plus they have a nice shape to them.

We'll see if they sell... $40


Sharing at the following blogs:
Knick of Time
Elizabeth & Co.
No Minimalist Here
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My Repurposed Life
Too Much Time on My Hands
Confessions of a Serial DIYer

4 comments:

  1. I've done this several times as I find these doors at the restore all the time! Love the idea of an upside down cup pull for chalk! Can't decide if I like the turquoise or the white. :) Love both of them!

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  2. Love cupboard door chalkboards Julie! :)

    yours look great, hope they sell!

    gail

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