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

Have sticky notes and taped up memos inside your kitchen cabinets? Let me show you how to keep useful information there with a chalkboard memo board DIY!

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Chalkboard Cabinet Door Supplies:

Have sticky notes and taped up memos inside your kitchen cabinets? Let me show you how to keep useful information there with a chalkboard memo board DIY!

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.

Have sticky notes and taped up memos inside your kitchen cabinets? Let me show you how to keep useful information there with a chalkboard memo board DIY!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.

Have sticky notes and taped up memos inside your kitchen cabinets? Let me show you how to keep useful information there with a chalkboard memo board DIY!

Step 7) Lightly scuff the dry chalkboard paint with a 220 grid sanding block. Wipe off dust with a cloth.

Have sticky notes and taped up memos inside your kitchen cabinets? Let me show you how to keep useful information there with a chalkboard memo board DIY!

Step 8) Apply two more coats of chalkboard paintin the same way, sanding between coats.

Have sticky notes and taped up memos inside your kitchen cabinets? Let me show you how to keep useful information there with a chalkboard memo board DIY!Have sticky notes and taped up memos inside your kitchen cabinets? Let me show you how to keep useful information there with a chalkboard memo board DIY!

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.

Have sticky notes and taped up memos inside your kitchen cabinets? Let me show you how to keep useful information there with a chalkboard memo board DIY!

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.

Have sticky notes and taped up memos inside your kitchen cabinets? Let me show you how to keep useful information there with a chalkboard memo board DIY!

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