DIY Chalkboard Door
I like organization. I wish my family had the same like of organization as I do but unless I break out the drill sergeant voice sigh they do not. I try to keep our main living area in order (not necessarily spotless mind you because who has time for that – just tidy and picked up, everything in their places) and I simply avoid the basement and upstairs as much as possible. It helps keep me sane.
You can call it avoidance if you want. Lets not split hairs. A small thing I’ve done in my kitchen to keep my grocery list organized (no more notes laying around) is to paint a raised section of our kitchen door with chalkboard paint. I can’t tell you how much this has saved me from forgetting ingredients. When we’re out of something we grab the chalk and add it to the list. Done.
It’s on the door so it’s not taking up any coveted counter space or my lack of kitchen wall space. Besides being used primary as our running GROCERY LIST, it’s a creative way to showcase your DINNER MENU or even DOODLING for the kids. Multi-purpose. It’s a good thing.
And did I mention that it’s one of the easiest projects you can tackle. You can find everything you need for this project at your local LOWE’S HOME IMPROVEMENT.
- 3M advanced multi surface painters tape
- qt Valspar chalkboard paint (ideal of metal and wood)
- 1? paintbrush
- scissors DIRECTIONS:
- 1. Clean door surface thoroughly.
- 2. Using painters tape, tape off desired area for chalkboard paint.
- 3. Apply a layer of chalkboard paint. Allow to dry. Repeat until you have desired coverage.
- 4. Remove and discard painters tape. Let paint dry completely.
5. Prime your chalkboard by laying a piece of chalk on its side and cover your entire board liberally with chalk. Remove/erase chalk with a dry rag.
Now all that’s left to decide is what color chalk you’ll use.
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