Right now we are in the waiting phase of our kitchen redo. We had to tear out part of the cabinets and put in the new appliances so that when they come to measure for the new counter tops, everything will match up. But, the counter tops will take a few weeks to get here. So…we wait with a half unfinished kitchen, but can’t do a whole lot more until the new counters come. I’m trying to tackle as much as I can in these few weeks so that when those glorious new counters are installed, we can get to work on re-painting the cabinets and putting up the subway tile.
One project I’ve been wanting to do is to paint our pantry door with chalkboard paint. It was such an easy and simple fix that will make a big difference. Unfortunately, my before pictures of the door were mysteriously deleted. But, you can see a tiny sliver of it on the left hand side of this before picture:
It was basically dark brown with a brass doorknob. After some light sanding, one coat of primer and four coats of chalkboard paint (the paint was quite a bit thinner than conventional paint), it was ready to go! I had read somewhere online to cover the chalkboard with a light coat of chalk before using it to “season” it. Not sure if this is really neccessary, but I did it just in case!
And here it is now! Yes, I need to touch up the trim. We were going to do that anyway, so I didn’t worry too much about the paint getting on it.
If you know what movie that grocery list is from, you win the coolest reader award!
I also lightly sanded, deglossed, primed and spray painted the doorknob with oil rubbed bronze spray paint. I followed YHL’s tutorial for this and it worked great! I plan to do it on all the doorknobs in the house eventually.
Do you have a chalkboard in your kitchen? I’m excited to use it and also have a spot to keep the girls busy while I’m cooking. Can’t wait for the other pieces of the new kitchen to come together!!