I have not talked about this much, but I own a contracting business, Rekindled Spaces and a major part of that business is refinishing cabinetry. I always cringe when I open up a cabinet door and there are post-it notes and papers with important information taped to the back of the cabinet. It not only looks untidy but the tape or stickers always leave a gummy feel on the door. What If I could show you a better idea for keeping that all important information still in that exact place but it looks better? Well I can, let’s transform the back of that door into a chalkboard! The inside of a kitchen cabinet door is a perfect
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Chalkboard Cabinet Door Supplies:
- Chalkboard paint- You can buy it pre-mixed or use Diva Of DIY Chalkmix in any color you like!
- Paint Brush (This one is my favorite)
- Mini Foam Roller
- Sanding Block or 220-grit Sandpaper
- Painter’s Tape
- Degreaser (This is our favorite)
- tools to remove cabinet door
Chalkboard Cabinet Door Instructions:
Step 1) Remove cabinet door so you can work on a flat surface. *Diva Tip: I always put these pieces from any project I am doing in a ziplock baggie to make sure it is kept all together.
Step 2) Lightly sand the area you plan to turn into a chalkboard wth this sandpaper.
Step 3) Clean the entire back of the cabinet with a degreaser.
Step 4) Using painter’s tape, tape off the area you want to turn into a chalkboard. Press edges to make sure it is sealed to the cabinet.
Step 5) Using a paintbrush apply the paint inside the taped off area.
Step 6) Go over paint with a foam rollerto spread and smooth down the paint. Let dry.
Step 7) Lightly scuff the dry chalkboard paint with a 220 grid sanding block. Wipe off dust with a cloth.
Step 8) Apply two more coats of chalkboard paintin the same way, sanding between coats.
Step 9) Using the side of a piece of chalkrub the chalk over the entire chalkboard to season the board before you write on it.
Step 10) Re-install the cabinet door cabinet frame.
I have an armoire in my home that I use to leave my boys notes. When there is not something I need to remind them about I usually leave them a note to start their day off with an uplifting thought. Ok, well I leave them a note hoping it makes them smile seeing I care enough to do this but let’s face it, I am a mom to 3 teenage boys so who knows. It makes me feel good anyway. When they boys were younger and had a babysitter I would leave her notes here as well. It works great for our family.
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