Tuesday, October 14, 2008

"Chalk" full of fun

My-oh-my-oh-my! If you want to see some inspiration, check out these pantries here! I had seen this post and ran to buy chalkboard paint. I decided to do the inside of our pantry door, I actually see the inside moreso than the outside, it is a hallway to our dining room.

Here is a peak of what it looked like before.

I abolutely adore it! I already have places all over the house to write notes to family members so for this chalkboard I will list ideas for dinner and breakfasts. That way when the kids ask "what's for dinner?" I can tell them to pick something from the list. It will also inspire me when I am wondering what to cook. I often make a list like this when I get home from the grocery store. That way I do not forget what I just bought. Now I have a cool place to record it.

My ten year old daughter never thinks we have anything for breakfast. Every morning I have to tell her all the things she can pick from. Now I will be able to direct her to the pantry!

So here are a few tips that will save you!

  • overly mask with tape and overly cover the floor. Do not underestimate overspray!

  • if possible, remove the door first to avoid drips. I, of course, am too lazy to do this so I had to deal with drips by blotting them out and spraying with another coat. Fine for me.

  • if possible, buy chalkboard paint that is not spray. It will alleviate tip 1 & 2.

  • keep "Magic Erasers" close by. It perfectly took away all of my overspray and any boo-boos I made. I ♥♥♥♥ these things!

I think the finishing touch will be a monogram "B" at the top of the chalkboard.


Hatch Family said...

great idea! i wish i had a pantry door to paint!

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

I love it, I love your ideas too for how to use it! I have a chalkboard door too, but mostly my kids just use it for fun! http://blissfullydomestic.com/blissful-home/decorating/chalkboard-door/

It looks great, Jen! Thanks for sharing it and glad you found some pantry inspiration! :-)


Jan said...

Brave, but so worth it. Good job Jen.

blueladybug said...

Wow! Your pantry door looks great! How funny I purchased chalkboard spray paint this morning, but never got around to creating my small chalkboard to add to my kitchen. I wish I had a pantry door like that!

Darlene - Our Creative Life said...

Hi! Thanks for visiting my blog! You have a great blog as well! Your pantry chalkboard looks great!

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

I love this project...it looks fantastic! The monogram will be the perfect touch, I think. :)

Thrifty Decor Chick said...

Love it! The edges look perfect! Good to hear about the erasers too. I LOVE those too!

liz said...

that turned out great!

Shauna said...

I love those erasers they are awesome :)

hIWTHI said...

What a great idea...I love what you've done with the door.

Anita said...

I adore the fun new door! How cute are the ghosts and bat flying around on your blog?!?!

Melissa said...

I love this door! I think the monogram will be the perfect finishing touch! Thanks for linking up~