Chalkboard from a Cabinet Door

I was looking for ideas for class projects using chalk-based paint that is so popular.  I had to look no further than Pinterest and my basement. Pinterest sparked the idea that I could paint a cabinet door.  I happened to have 6 of them in my basement.  Don’t ask. I’m a former classroom teacher.  I save things.  You never know when you will need them.  And, see….I needed a cabinet door. The upside down copper drawer pull was a left over from our kitchen remodel.  I didn’t miscount.  I realized later the way two drawers were installed, drawer pulls on either one wouldn’t allow the other drawer to open. Hmmm.  Twenty-nine years in this house when we did the makeover last year and I never noticed this before.  But, then, I never had drawer pulls on my kitchen drawers before.  Click here for a peek at our kitchen makeover.

I will say that a chalkboard idea might be better using chalkboard paint rather than chalk-based paint, but I didn’t have that so I thought I’d give my Missouri Limestone Paint a try.  It worked just fine, thank you!  And, with grandkids, I just happened to have a fat piece of chalk.

So, with no expense, and using left over Missouri Limestone Paint in the colors of “Homemade Ice Cream” and “Something Blue”, missourilimestonepaint_chalkboardI have a nifty little chalkboard sign for a kitchen or entryway or wherever you’d like to put it, and to show my “students” when I teach my classes.

Chalk-based paint is definitely not just for furniture.  See my Chalk Paint Project Pinterest Board for more class project ideas I’ve been collecting.  Of course, I added this great idea – can’t lose it! I can’t wait to make some more example pieces!

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