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Cabinet Door Chalkboard

Here's a fun, creative way to reuse discarded cabinet doors. Simply use ScotchBlue™ Painter's Tape, some spray paints and a few embellishments to create a gorgeous message and activity chalkboard.
As seen on Pretty Handy Girl Blog




  • Clean, dry, and gently sand the cabinet door. Then wipe with a damp cloth.
  • Use wood putty to fill in the panel's wood grain and let it dry for 10 minutes.
  • Sand the panel until it is smooth, then remove sawdust with a damp cloth.
  • Spray the cabinet door with one coat of spray primer and let it dry 24 hours.



Step By Step Guide:

Step 1: Mask Panel

Mask Panel

Mask off the middle panel with newspaper and ScotchBlue™ Painter's Tape. Press the edges down firmly by running a finger along the edge.

Step 2: Paint Frame

Paint Frame

Spray the frame with 2 even coats of your selected paint color. Let each coat dry for 4 to 6 hours. Carefully remove the newspaper from the middle panel.

Step 3: Mask Frame

: Mask Frame

Wrap newspaper around the back of the cabinet door and fold the edges up. Use ScotchBlue™ Painter's Tape along the edges of the frame.

Step 4: Paint Chalkboard

Paint Chalkboard

Spray the panel with 2-3 even coats of the chalkboard paint. Let it dry for 24 hours before you remove the tape and newspaper.

Step 5: Decorate Frame

Decorate Frame

Finish your frame by adding decals, scrapbooking paper, or painted decoration. Add hardware (like hooks) last.


This fabulous idea is brought to you by:

Brittany at Pretty Handy Girl Blog

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