Monday, July 6, 2020

Cabinet Door Chalkboard

I have a friend who remodels kitchens, & when he has good quality wooden cabinet doors, he gives them to me.
I use them to teach how to paint & glaze cabinets at Junk Mama's General Store. Often times, people are there to learn but don't take the doors home with them. So, what do I do with the extra doors? Well, in this case, I turned one into a chalkboard.
I first had to fill the holes left behind from the door pulls. I used Dixie Belle's Mud for this.

 Once the mud was dry, I sanded it smooth then painted over the door with the color Fluff.
I created the chalkboard on the recessed middle part of the door using the color Caviar. I first painted horizontally across the door...
 I let the first coat dry, then painted the Caviar in a vertical direction...
 I did a third & final coat horizontally...
 I wanted to add a small, faux boxwood wreath to the chalkboard, but before I glued it down, the chalkboard needed to be conditioned. Conditioning the chalkboard prevents a halo being left behind when you erase writing on the board.
 I placed the wreath where I wanted it to go, then conditioned the chalkboard by rubbing the side of a piece of chalk over the paint. I didn't want to condition where I was gluing the wreath because the chalk may prevent the glue from holding it in place.
 Once I had gone over the chalkboard with the chalk, I used a dry paper towel to wipe it back.

 I used E6000 to glue to wreath onto the chalkboard.

 I wrote our wifi password on the chalkboard and hung it in my guest room.

 This was a fun way to repurpose an old cabinet door into something useful.

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  1. Adorable! I didn't know you could use Caviar to make a chalkboard. Thanks!

  2. What a great upcycle! I love both boxwood wreaths and chalkboards -- a win-win. Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm! xo Kathleen

  3. What a super cute idea! Thanks for joining us for Friday Favorites. I'm featuring you this week.


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