Life Love Larson: Large Chalkboard Door


Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Large Chalkboard Door

In our old house, I had turned an old cabinet door into a chalkboard for our kitchen.  You can see those posts here and here.  I have made so many of these between gifts for people and selling them in the vendor booth.  They are so easy and make a big impact.

In our new kitchen, I wanted something a little more substantial in size.  I had a large cabinet door sitting in my garage and knew it would be the perfect scale.  This door was purchased at the Habitat for Humanity Restore ($3).  I painted the interior with chalkboard paint and decided to go with our trim color for the edges, a creamy white.  After a few coats and a little distressing, this is how it turned out.


I lived with it for a few weeks and decided it just wasn’t doing anything for me.  It was just very blah.  I wanted to go with something a little more bold to pop against the light blue/grey walls.  I ended up going with the same paint color I chose for the $5 side table project, which I love.


I also had Steve add a brass pull to the bottom as a place holder for the chalk.  I am completely obsessed with antique brass right now.  This particular pull is from the Martha Stewart Collection sold at Home Deport ($4).


For under $10, I have a large scale piece (and color) brightening up my kitchen!  Here is a before and after.



I think some people are probably sick of all the chalkboard stuff that goes around the blog world, but in my world, chalkboards will never get old. I think they are classic and I will always have one in my home!

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  1. Gotta love a great chalkboard! turned out cute.

  2. This is such a great idea. I love it. I always love the quote :)

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  4. This is soooo cute!! The brass pull just gives it the finishing touch!! Don't you just love chalkboard paint! We are so glad you joined our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday". We love to see all of the great recipes and ideas!! Thanks and we hope to see you again next week! -The Sisters

  5. Cute! I am trying to decide what to do with an old mirror...I was thinking of turning it into a chalkboard, but I'm not sure what color to use. I always go with boring white, so this is inspiring me to use some real color! :)