Chalkboard Paint Project

I recently decided to change up my kitchen decor and wanted to paint my cupboard/pantry with chalkboard paint.  I got the cupboard for a steal a few years ago when I was helping a friend do some work at her resale shop.  The person who was going to buy it decided they didn’t really want it, so I was at the right place at the right time and I snatched it up.  I have a very small pantry and knew it would be perfect.

This was an easy project that only took a couple of days.  I had all the necessary materials, so I jumped in and did it!   I figured if I didn’t like it, I would just paint over it.  But, I am glad that I liked the way it turned out – I really didn’t want to have to paint the whole thing.  As for the rest of the kitchen, I still haven’t decided on what I am going to do, so that will be another blog post.

DSC_0344I used basic acrylic chalkboard paint and a regular bristle paintbrush found at any craft store.



DSC_0330I taped off the edges of the doors on the pantry.  After that, I lightly sanded the area I wanted to paint.  It does make a difference – so I recommend not skipping this step.  Then, I wiped down the area with a damp cloth and let it dry before painting the first coat.  I let it dry completely and applied a second coat.


I let it sit for 24 hours to completely cure.   After that, I peeled off the tape.


To prepare the chalkboard for use,  I used a piece chalk and completely covered the board. (Follow the directions found on the bottle of chalkboard paint)  Then I wiped it off with a damp cloth.DSC_0354

With that done, the chalkboard was ready to use!  I am not much of an artist, but I gave it my best shot.  I am working on my lettering and hope to get better at it.   I plan on putting scriptures on one side and our daily dinner menu on the other side.


Tell me what you think about the project in the comments below.  If you try a chalkboard paint project, share a picture with us – we would love to see it!