Sunday, July 4, 2010

Cabinet Door Chalkboard

Have you ever been to ReStore???  If you haven't, you should!  I don't know if they are everywhere, or just here in my little neck of the woods, but I LOVE them!  Building supplies, furniture etc. are donated there.  They sell the stuff for good GREAT prices and the money goes to Habitat for Humanity.  Love the idea!  So, I was in ReStore a couple of weeks ago, and I grabbed an unfinished cabinet door.


It was a pretty big door and it was solid oak.  It didn't have a price on it, so I asked and it was only 5 bucks.  Um, can you say, SOLD?  I felt like I had just won the lottery.  Okay, well maybe not the lottery, but I felt pretty happy about my purchase.

I brought my cabinet door home and grabbed my supplies:
I painted the frame of the door with a light linen color, then added my good ol' Elmer's Glue for a crackle look and painted a color called Mississippi Mud on the top.  When that dried, I dry brushed a dark brown on the top to give a patina affect.  This picture is before I did the dry brushing.

Then I grabbed my handy-dandy can of chalkboard paint and painted the center of the door with chalkboard paint.  I did three coats.

I added some vinyl lettering that I cut out with my Cricut.
I drilled two holes in the top and then hung it on my wall.  I covered the screws with two jewels so you can't see the screw heads :)
It has been great fun!  We have put different quotes on it almost everyday and even used it to welcome people to the Twifest Party we had last week.  Such a simple idea that has been VERY useful as well!
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89 comments:

Brooke said...

Super cute! I did notice it at our party, but forgot to say anything to you.

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

you are so creative! simple project and very practical!.

Gerry's Soap N Stuff said...

I ♥ what you did with the door. Gerry

Keri said...

I want one! Awesome!

Brenda@Cozy Little House said...

Well, how cute this is! I've had the chalkboard paint for a good six months now. And haven't figured out what I want to make with it. I love the letters!
Brenda

Rory from Tools Are For Women Too! said...

Following the new blog...Thanks for sharing your fun chalkboard door with us on Modern Craftswoman Monday! Don't you just love that chalkboard paint?! Rory

Ann @ makethebestofthings said...

Very cool project and it looks great! Man, ever since I posted about the Elmer's glue crackle I see great projects all over blogland using it. LOVE THAT! You chalkboard is so cool that I am making one of my own.

Steph said...

That is the coolest thing ever. No, seriously. I love it. How do you do the crackle look with the glue?

I think I was following you via Live~Laugh~Love. ;) Following you here now!

http://goobergrapemonkeyman.blogspot.com

Christine said...

Got to love chalkboard paint...very cool.

Beverly said...

What a creative use of not only chalkboard paint, but a cabinit door also. Great idea. Just love that chalkboard paint.

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

I just love this idea!!
We do have a local Restore but I have not taking the opportunity to go to it but you can be sure it is on my To Do List now!!

Debbie

Sam said...

Great job! I love the grow chart too!

Sam
Mom.Undecided.
http://momundecided.blogspot.com/
(Come on over - I’m hosting a giveaway this week!)

♥ T said...

This is so cute! I wish I had the talent (and patience) to put something like that together!

xoxo,

http://whatshernameslittlesecrets.blogspot.com/

Ginger said...

Love it! Looks great! Thanks for linking up to Mad Skills Monday!

ParaJunkee said...

I love this idea. Very creative. Did you enjoy the movie BTW??? I have an award for you on my blog. www.anyasroom.com XOX - Rachel

Robyn said...

All of your projects are so cute! I just had to add this to my follow list. Such great ideas!

Connie said...

What a great job. I just love going to my local Re-Store (Habitat for Humanity), they have the greatest treasures like cabinet doors and old windows.

Mary said...

I love your chalkboard cabinet door! I have a chalkboard in my kitchen and I use it all of the time.

Great Job!

Debbie said...

What a great idea! This turned out so nice. Really like it.
Debbie@houseatthelake

Manang Kim said...

A very cool idea! Thanks for sharing!
Sub-sale find

Sherrie said...

Hi!
How cute! What a great idea! You did a good job. Have a great day!

Sherrie
Sherrie's Stuff

★All Thingz Related★ said...

I just LOVE how this turned out! You made it PERFECT! Thanks for joining us for Anything Related #14!! ~Bridgette

Lisa said...

ah ha! I have a cupboard door I was going to do some blackboard on as well! Now I think I'll move it up the project list! Yours turned out fabulous.
Following back from Trailing Tuesdays.
Lisa

Smockity Frocks said...

LOVE it! Super cute! Thanks for linking up!

skoots1mom said...

Great idea...my next kitchen will have one of these...
Where do you keep your chalk & eraser though?

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Re-store is such a neat place to find some great treasures! Thanks for coming to NTT!

Blessings,
Linda

Kaysi said...

I absolutely love how this turned out!!! I'm going to keep my eyes open for cabinet doors now!

anne maskell said...

This nis a fabulous idea. My son is a cabinet maker, so I'm sure he can find me an odd cabinet door to use! Thanks for the idea!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

What a greta idea and it looks like it cost a fortune! I'll have to look further on your blog to find the Elmer glue trick, as that is a nice effect.

Rose :: FineCraftGuild.com said...

wow
that looks absolutely great.

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artisticblend said...

That looks great! Who would have thought a plain cabinet door could looks so fabulous?!

Petie said...

Looks great! We don't have Restore in our area :( I grew up on the MS Gulf Coast and have a recipe for MS Mud Cake, who knew there was a paint named that?? Looking forward to checking out more of your blog.

Young Wife said...

Looks great!

Staci J said...

How cool is that!! I absolutley LOVE this idea! Would love to try it out too...
Visiting from my backyard eden
justsewsassy.com

Robin said...

Love this. I have to check out the restore! We have one so close, but I just never get the kidlets together enough to actually go in. Thanks for linnking to upcycled awesome!

Eileen said...

I would have never looked at that cabinet door and thought of such a great idea! I didn't even know they made something called chalkboard paint. You have a new follower in me!

Kelly Howard said...

I just love this kinds of re-do's! This was excellent! I'm following you now!

Nikki said...

Love that! I love my little re-store here. But...I drove to one in a bigger city and I was SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO disappointed! The prices on most things were the same or higher than your big box stores :(
So from now on I stick with my little store :)
Thanks for linking up to gettin' crafty on hump day!

Jane said...

Super cute! Esp love the "Bite Me!" lol :)

LV said...

Some people just got more smarts than the rest of us. You did a remarkable job on transforming that door into a message board. Wonderful idea and so useful.

Maria@BubblegumandDuctTape said...

what a GREAT idea!

Brambleberry Cottage said...

Terrific reuse, Lori! Yes, the Restores are great...but sometimes pricey.

Thanks for linking to Time Travel Thursday.

Have a great weekend!

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage
http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

Becky@whatslifewithoutwhimsy said...

Looks so good! I love the writing you used! Thanks for sharing!

Jan @ bobbypins boardwalk said...

Well done. I think it is a absolutely perfect project!

Christine:) said...

This is fantastic!!! I've never heard of a ReStore- I'll have to see if they are in my area. Thanks so much for the tutorial- I love how big this is. It's a total eye-catcher:)

thriftytickle said...

Super idea! Please come by and join my first ever link party Vintage Suitcase Friday!

Tere said...

Very awesomely creative of you! I love it! I need one of those in my kitchen! Thanks for linking up to It's Party Time Thursday @ PonyTails&FishScales!

Momma's Drama said...

I like the door! I was going to use an old chalk board and attach it to the wall with old barn boards, but I was afraid it would be too heavy. I have used the paint before. Maybe I should get it out again. I love the idea!

Lisa said...

I love this idea! I have an empty wall just calling out for a project like this. Thanks!
Popping by from Friendly Friday to say hello and follow.
Stop in sometime :)
http://homemadehodgepodge.blogspot.com

Meg said...

What a great idea! I love the crackle. I get my old doors for cheap in the "as-is" section of Ikea. Love that place!

I would love for you to check out my blog for a fun giveaway! alittleknickknack.blogspot.com. Have a wonderful night!

mle said...

What a great project!! chalkboard paint is awesome!
ps I <3 paisley too : )

Ann said...

Super idea. Great job, I could really use one of those. Happy Vintage Weekend.

Larri @ Seams Inspired said...

Love it! Thanks for sharing. Happy Friday! :o)

Miri said...

Terrific! Oooh, a Twifest party!!

jennoreilly said...

So cute! I WISH we had a store like that where I live! Love it!

I'm a new follower from tidy mom btw, come visit me if you get a sec. Have a good weekend!

Threeundertwo said...

This is great! I love how it turned out. Thanks so much for linking up to Finished for Friday.

Rebecca Everett said...

It turned out great and at only $5.00 you can beat that.

Debbie said...

I have a ton of cabinet doors at my disposal. I need to make a chalkboard like yours with one of them.

I'm crazy about paisley. I'm going to look around here before I leave!

Leanne said...

What a great idea for a cabinet door. It turned out so cute. Thanks for joining We're Organized Wednesday.

Debbie said...

Lori that is super cute, and what a great idea! Ha I loved the note more than anything...Bite me too, I am going on vacation MOnday!:) Enjoy, thanks again, love your stuff!

thriftytickle said...

Thanks for linking up to Vintage Suitcase Friday!

Julie @ Frugal and Fabulous Design said...

What a cute project! I've been dying to check out our local ReStore, but haven't made it over there....you've inspired me to go check it out.

Thanks for linking up to Fab Friday -
Cheers!

Holly said...

This is super cute. I need to make something like this for my new kitchen! It looks great!

Jami said...

Amazing what a super creative gal can come up with!!! I love it! I'm a new follower!!
smiles!

www.blackberryvine.blogspot.com

Stephanie said...

How cooll! I love tis idea! very creative :)

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I came over from Debbie Doos, I have some cupboard doors in my garage right now, that's what I am going to do! Great idea!

Carol

Kami @ Everyday Heaven said...

I love it! I have a chalk board that I love already, and I have been wanting to put something up top, now I know exactly what. Thanks

Ms Bingles Vintage Christmas said...

Wow, how neat! I love it!
Thank you for sharing!

The Harris Family said...

I love it! What a great makeover and so useful.
-Crystal

Tere said...

I featured you on PonyTails@FishScales It's Party Time Thursday!

terelauritsen.blogspot.com

Its So Very Cheri said...

First off--if you have not entered this into the DIYClubinc.com competition going on right now--you should-Patio paint is a Deco Art item--the crowned winner package is $200.

2nd--I am adding this to my favs list.

cheri

AUDRA said...

Such a great idea! LOVE IT!!

Thanks for Socializing with Me Monday til Sunday!

I'm featuring this tomorrow! :)

Blue Artichoke Interiors said...

I'll never look at an old cabinet door in the same way. Cute project! Visiting from A Vision to Remember.

Amy said...

Hoppin' over from Keeping It Simple...just wanted to comment on your chalkboard cabinet door repurpose - LOVE it!!! Now I have to go check out your cute growth chart too.

Craft Envy said...

This is awesome, I love the look! I'll be featuring this today, so stop by and grab our button! Thanks for linking up!

La-Dee-da crafter said...

I love this idea. I made one of these for my front porch entry way.
http://creationsbyladeeda.blogspot.com/2010/03/inspiration.html
I love how you painted this and added the "Take Note" part. Love this! Bravo!
I love your blog too.

Ellen Stewart (aka Ellie/El) said...

Wow, blogs like yours make me thing I could actually do something creative. Love this chalkboard!

However, I think I will remain a lurker...

Leslie said...

What a great idea! I just took some cupboards from my parents house because they got new ones. I might just have to try this! Thanks for linking up to Hoo's got talent!

Its A Blog Party said...

Super cute! I love it!
Thanks for linking up!
~Liz

creativejewishmom.com said...

Super idea, thanks for sharing on Craft Schooling Sunday! Can't wait to see what you've been up to this week!

Kuzak's Closet said...

This project turned out great! I am always finding extra stuff like this because of my job, I need to learn to put it back to use!

Thanks for linking up to Sister Sister Sunday, come back this week.

Amanda

Its So Very Cheri said...

This came out so cute. I got a cabinet door for FREE from a garage sale today--wheee!!!
Thanks for DIY Club. I hope you have a great weekend and KEEP CRFTING/
Cheri

Busy Working Mama said...

What a fun project! I love it!

Stephanie said...

Oh my gosh, I knew I saw this done somewhere in blog land but couldn't remember who or where and I just found you via Thrify Tickle's link party. I picked up two similar doors at our local thrift shop, to do this, knowing it wasn't my original idea, but thankful someone else posted it. So there you go, thank you for my future project, I hope it comes out as nice as yours.

Allison @ House of Hepworths said...

I love this! I featured you at this weeks link party!

http://www.houseofhepworths.com/2010/07/21/hookin-up-with-hoh-12/

Carole Davids said...

I think we might be related! lmao, ok Im kidding, but I was at our local restore here in Indiana, and was looking for something unrelated when I came across a pile, and I mean a HUGE pile of nice cabinet doors. Priced at $2. I bought as many as would fit in a box I had. People looked at me like I was crazy! I am doing something different with most of mine, but I need a chalkboard one too now! BTW I sold one as a hairbow holder, for what it cost me to buy all of them. I felt redeemed for my cabinet door obsession. hehehe

Carole
www.frogbellysoup.blogspot.com

Malathi said...

Thanks for sharing, I will bookmark and be back again.

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