I am super excited to join an amazing group of bloggers each month for a project challenge and this month our challenge was to do something with a door.
This group is right up my alley because it is no secret that I love to find things that seem like they are ready for the trash and turn them into something cool.
This project was no exception!I found this old door at a local salvage store and it was the perfect size to make a kitchen chalkboard. It fit the bill of being a door so I grabbed it up with this project in mind. I began by removing all of the hardware. Then filled the holes with a quick drying hole filler. The frame got two coats of Homestead House Milk Paint in Laurentien. I have always been a blue lover and this shade is about as perfect as it gets! Once the outside of the door and back was painted, I gave the inside three coats of Rustoleum Chalkboard Paint in Black. The Rustoleum Chalkboard paint needs to cure for 3 days before you can write on it. Once it is fully cured, I rubbed a piece of chalk all over it to season it. Seasoning it will prevent the chalk from leaving permanent marks when you write. (You can see this process here as well…)A little sanding to distress the paint and my new kitchen chalkboard was ready for use!
Turn an old kitchen cabinet door into a chalkboard with some Rustoleum Chalkboard Paint and some Homestead House Milk Paint.
I wanted to make a chalkboard that also had a vintage look to it and here were the results…You can see the black on the right and the vintage green on the left. To make the vintage green, I mixed two parts of Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint in Artissimo with three parts Boxwood. I love how the vintage green one turned out! It reminds me of my school days with the big, green chalkboards.
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