Friday, November 23, 2012

Chalkboard Pantry Doors

Pantry Doors with TextI hope all of you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!  We did.  My son and I hosted the big day at our house (first one in our own home, although I’ve cooked for years)….and it was so much fun!  There were 15 of us this year.  We ate too much, laughed a lot, cheered a bunch, played some, and even crafted a little.  What did you do for Thanksgiving?DSCN9940In preparation for the big day, I spent quite a bit of time in my kitchen (obviously).  The one thing that I still haven’t been able to do is to replace my pantry doors.  Remember when I re-did the pantry?  I mentioned then that I was looking for some vintage screen doors for the pantry (I just love that look!).  No luck.  They are just an odd size and I would have to have them custom-made…way too expensive.  So I came up with another plan…

Painting the doors with chalkboard paint seemed like a cool idea, but I never followed through with it…until last weekend.  Now, I wish I had done it a long time ago!  It looks so great.  My son and I had fun writing on them and the family enjoyed them on Thanksgiving.DSCN9996Using Rust-Oleum brand Chalkboard Paint (in original black), I rolled the doors with a small roller.  DSCN9942The first coat was thin, but two coats was just right.  DSCN9950After 3 days (the recommended time on the can), I prepped the doors by rubbing chalk all over them.  DSCN9979Then, my son and I started “playing” with chalk.  I opted to use one side for the Thanksgiving Menu and the other for the big game info and a quote.  DSCN9994DSCN9988My son decided to add a little poem of his own to the doors.DSCN9983In the future, we will use them for a memo board, schedule of events, grocery list…whatever!  I think I am going to get some colored chalk now…DSCN9984Happy Holidays!

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