June 13, 2011

DIY Pantry Door Chalkboard

Hello! Hope you all had a wonderful weekend! I had a great start to my weekend on friday I won a beautiful stencil from Cutting Edge Stencils at PB&J Stories!!! If you read my last post you saw me feature one of Pamela's beautiful painted curtain panels! I bought some new IKEA panels in a garage sale last week thinking I would eventually try and stencil them just like hers someday! Well forget someday, I can't wait to receive my stencil so I can begin painting the panels that I am still not sure where I will hang. I also plan on using my stencil on a wall in my dinning room and maybe even my restroom when we end up remodeling it. BTW if you are not following Pamela and her awesome blog then do so! I found her blog a couple weeks ago and loved every single one of her projects. 

So today I want to share one of the projects I worked on last week, it's something simple that I've been wanting to do and last week I finally got a chance to do it. I posted a picture on my FB last week while I was working on this. It's my third chalkboard paint project and I used Rust-Oleum chalkboard paint and love it! I still have tons of paint left so I'm thinking of more chalkboard projects to use it on. While organizing the pantry one day I realized there were a couple things we were out of and I couldn't find a piece of paper or a pen to write them down before I would forget and thought "It would be great if I could just write it on the door" and that is how this project was born! Here is what the inside of the pantry door looked like before...

I got some painter's blue tape and carefully taped around the edges of the rectangle I wanted
 to transform into a chalkboard and sanded away some icky sticky stuff (yes that's the
 technical term for it) that was left behind by a stick on hook that broke off a couple years ago...

Then I painted on the first coat...

and it only took two coats to get it to look like this...

When my husband got home he drew our names, a heart and smiley face on it :)

I am loving my new chalkboard, it really is coming in handy! 
I wish the door wasn't so textured so I can write on it smoother but it will do.
I have been wanting to spray paint our ugly gold knobs, It is one of the items on the
to-do list and I also plan on beautifying my pantry like Shelly from House of Smith's...

Isn't it beautiful?! I can use my stencil here too!! 
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  1. You are so lucky...I think I am going to buy a stencil from Cutting Edge for underneath our chair rail!! Your pantry chalkboard looks great!

  2. What an awesome idea! That way you can write down things you need to restock as you use them up . . . genius, Cindy, just genius ;-) And that pantry looks unbelievable--I can hardly even imagine having such an organized space. Mine is a bit of a wreck :-/

    Rachel @ Maybe Matilda

  3. Such a great idea! I may need to do something similar. I have a boring flat front door. SUPER CUTE!

  4. I love this idea for a pantry door! I am going to have to give this a try! Thanks for the inspiration.

  5. Good idea better to make some design on your pantry doors for a new change!

  6. Great idea! This looks great! I am so impressed!


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