I love chalkboard paint! We went to San Francisco this spring to visit our friends, Brian and Sarah. They had the most adorable chalkboard coffee table, and I fell in love. After leaving messages for each other all week, I decided that I needed to get my own can of chalkboard paint!
While I was in D.C. I found an old cabinet door with loads of potential.
I started this project by scrubbing layers of grime off of the cabinet (I forgot to take a real "before" picture.... This one is post-scrubbing!) Then I wood filled some of the major scratches, sanded the whole piece and put a layer of primer over everything.
Then Mr. Distressed had an idea (and I agreed so I can't put all of the blame on him)... We put small stickers on the edges of the cabinet in hopes that we would paint over the primer, pull the stickers off, and reveal white circles around the edges. Sounds like a good plan, right?!?! WRONG!
Needless to say, it did not look good when we finished, but it did help us learn a new distressing trick! We sanded, and sanded and sanded until we really liked the distressing that was showing through.
I painted several coats of chalkboard paint on the panels and added knobs to the bottom.
I think that this would look great in a little girl's room or even a kitchen!
While I had the chalkboard paint out, I decided to update a small table. Here is a picture before it heads to the Sleepy Poet!
Keep checking back for other projects that we completed this weekend! Have a wonderful week!