Thursday, July 26, 2012

DIY: Cabinet Door turned Chalkboard


My daughter's 1st birthday is coming up in less than two weeks so I'm busy with little projects here and there.  I'm throwing her a simple Pink Lemonade party.  We have a budget so any DIY projects I'm doing are coming from items I already have in the house (mostly at least).

Today I'm showing you how I turned a cabinet door into a chalkboard!




I used some chalkboard paint for my Bathroom Message Board recently so I have chalkboards on the brain now.


Here are the steps I took:  1. Someone gave me several cabinet doors so all I did was remove the door. 2. I took it outside to sand.  3. You can see a small hole in the door where a handle was supposed to go.  I was going to buy some hole filler but didn't want to spend the extra money so I'll show you below how I covered up that hole.  4. All sanded and taped, ready to paint.  5. I used some flat light pink paint that I received for free.  6.  All painted (I did 2 coats) and ready to paint the middle with chalkboard paint.  I forgot to take a picture of this step but I just followed the instructions on the chalkboard paint bottle and did two coats.

And here it is all finished!  Sarah's Lemonade Stand.


I'm planning on setting this outside as the guests arrive and will have the Bauble Necklace favors on there along with a picture of Sarah.


Here's what I did to cover up the hole.  I made some Fabric Yo Yo's and attached them with double sided tape so I could change this up if I wanted to.  I would have done a tutorial but it was my first time making them and didn't know if I'd mess them up.  :-)  But I followed this tutorial.  I really think these are adorable and will definitely be making more yo yo's.


So, I went from this cabinet door to this chalkboard.  I really love how it came together.  What I love is that I can change it up if I want.  After her party, it will go in her room but if I ever find that I could use it elsewhere, I can just repaint and add some different embellishments.
This is an easy way to repurpose something you may already have!  Thanks for reading!  See you soon with some more party prep!


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20 comments:

Kathy Moody said...

What a great idea! That turned out so cute. Your newest follower from the Happy-Go-Lucky party. :)

Joanne said...

this is AMAZING!!!!!!!!! Good job!!!

Hani@Craftionary said...

Cute idea.. Thanks for linking up at Friday Fun Party. Have a nice weekend. :)

Coupon Clippin Mommy said...

Looks very cute and pretty easy to make! I'm stopping by from Flaunt it Friday at Blissful Bucket List.

Sue@creativetryals.blogspot.com said...

Lovely chalkboard! Happy first birthday to your sweetie! She will have fun doodling on that for years to come!

Britni said...

This is such a clever idea! It's got a built in frame ;) I haven't used chalkboard paint yet but I'm planning to soon and have a feeling I'm going to end up using it everywhere! I'd love for you to stop by and share this {and anything else you'd like} at my Throwback Thursday party. Hope to see you there! http://www.hubbymademe.com/throwback-thursday-no-3/

Our Pinteresting Family said...

So cute! Love the flowers. Megan

The Prudent Pantry said...

This is such a great idea and it turned out so cute.

I would love it if you would share this at the Smart Solutions linky party. You can link up here:

http://theprudentpantryblog.blogspot.com/2012/07/prudent-projects-and-smart-solutions_27.html

Have a great day!

Malory {Snips & Spice} said...

Such a cute idea! The final product came out beautifully! I would love for you to share it at Snips & Spice Sunday Slice.

Malory
http://snips-and-spice.blogspot.com/2012/07/sunday-slice-its-party-5.html

Julie said...

I am inviting you to come and share this in my Show Your Stuff blog hop:
http://juliejewels1.blogspot.com/2012/07/show-your-stuff-34.html

- Brittany aka Pretty Handy Girl said...

I love how your chalkboard turned out! I'm a little jealous because I've been working on a cabinet door chalkboard all week. My door inset had too much of a routed profile so I had to cut out the middle with a jigsaw and then re-routered the edges. Messy job, but it is coming along nicely.

Thanks for sharing.

Brittany aka Pretty Handy Girl

Etcetorize said...

She'll love it! Great recycle. Thanks for sharing at Etcetorize this week!

Michelle@ Learning to Be a Mom said...

This is darling. I love how simple and clean it looks. I want to make one!

Sara said...

LOVE this! Hope you can link them up at my trendy tuesday party going on right now!! http://www.sweetlittlegals.com/2012/07/trendy-tuesday-10.html

Hubba said...

Looks awesome! I love chalkboards and redoing things. Nice work

www.iheartpears.blogspot.com

Robin said...

Cute chalk board. I am your newest follower. Please consider following me back at

http://cutonedesignsbyrobin.blogspot.com/2012/07/christmas-gingerbread-tag.html

Garage Sales R Us said...

This is so cute!I am visiting from the sassy sites link party. I am you newest follower! I blog over at http://www.garagesalesrus.blogspot.com/ I hope you will stop by and do the same. I also have an awesome giveaway going on with a Cricut Machine! It's only got a few hours left on it so hurry over and enter!

Robin

Tutus & Tea Parties said...

How cute is that?! I love the little flowers too. Thanks for sharing at our Pinteresting Party
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Malory {Snips & Spice} said...

Still love this idea! Thanks for linking at Snips and Spice Sunday Slice. I hope to see you again this week!

Kathy Shea Mormino said...

Hello, new follower here! I would love to have you link up with my Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week!
http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2012/10/upcycled-chicken-coop-clever-chicks.html

I hope to see you there!
Cheers!
Kathy
The Chicken Chick

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