Life Love Larson: DIY Personalized Chalkboard Doors


Tuesday, November 22, 2011

DIY Personalized Chalkboard Doors

As we prepared to leave San Antonio, I knew I wanted to make something for all four of the kid's preschool teachers.  My kids were blessed to attend a wonderful preschool with loving teachers and we will miss them greatly.

For Kate's teachers (whom Drew also had last year), I decided to make chalkboard cabinet doors.  Perfect for a teacher, functional, and something to always remember us by!

I wanted to keep things neutral.  I used paints from my stash, including a mocha brown and a charcoal grey.  I trimmed them out in a stark white to coordinate with the monogrammed knob (Hobby Lobby). 

I then tied a piece of dustless chalk to the knob (with twine) and wrapped with a bow (meant to be a going away gift/Christmas gift).

I found the knobs on clearance for $0.81 and the doors cost me $3.  Adding the chalk, paint, and bow, and you are looking at just under $5 each!  More to come on Drew's teacher gifts in a future post!


  1. Very Cute! Might have to try this for Christmas gifts!

  2. I just discovered these and your perfect are these?? I've seen chalkboard doors before, but I love that you incorporated the knob hole for practicality and made it cute, to boot!! (*snicker*)

  3. I just have to tell you how much I love your background- the yellow and gray make me happy! Secondly, I love these chalkboards! Such a great teacher gift. Thanks for linking up to Strut Your Stuff Saturday! We hope that you will come back tomorrow and share more of you amazing ideas!
    Camille @

  4. Fantastic idea...gotta try it. Stop by and enter my Christmas giveaway if you get a is the last day to enter to win an Heirloom Ornament for Christmas.