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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6 comments:

  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!

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  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

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

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

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

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

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