let me count the ways.
this is one project i’ve done so far and i will quickly tell you about another one real quick. i’ve had a chalkboard in my fake diner kitchen forever now but the board part was cheap and chalk never really wrote very well. the chalk was always light and almost like the chalk never attached to the board. problem solved after 2 coats of chalkboard paint and it’s perfect!
this is our pantry. it’s actually a wardrobe from my IKEA bedroom set but since our crappy house doesn’t have a pantry in the actual kitchen where it would be useful, i sacrificed this piece of furniture for the good of the kitchen.
i’ve seen so many people use chalkboard paint on various things but it was allie from zoe bean creations that inspired me to actually do it. i have no pics of the process but i used painters tape and freezer paper to cover the edges.
i ended up using it for a shopping list but i might change it to house rules or cute quotes.
here are some tips i figured out after i installed the door back on the hinges:
1) use multiple coats. this surface is slightly corrugated so using 2 coats was not enough to make it flat enough.
2) allow it to dry completely for 24 hours before using the chalk. i get a little antsy with projects like this and used the chalk to make sure it worked and it ended up scratching off the paint and indenting where i had written.
it’s been 3 weeks since i took these pics so obviously i DIDN’T buy cherry coke at the store (patting myself on the back a little). i am also going to take the door back off and spray a few new costs on it while the weather is cool and before it rains.
and i have decided in the length of time it took to write this post, that i will be writing our house rules on it. been dying to put them somewhere and this is just the place.
might even update this post when i do!