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.

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

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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.

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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!

LLOL,

Kathryn