Monday, June 27, 2011

Chalkboard Paint!

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.

Cabinet Before

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.

Prime Cabinet

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!

Cabinet Stickers

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.

Cabinet Distressed

I painted several coats of chalkboard paint on the panels and added knobs to the bottom.

Chalkboard Paint

I think that this would look great in a little girl's room or even a kitchen!

Final Chalkboard

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!

Chalkboard Table After

Keep checking back for other projects that we completed this weekend! Have a wonderful week!



  1. How much are you selling the chalkboard cabinet thing for?

  2. Sorry for the delayed reply Reyes! I hope you had a happy 4th. We were thinking $75...
    It should be in the Poet by the end of next week (July 15ish). Thanks for your interest!

  3. Looks great... I don't know what the circles looked like but it seemed like a good idea to me too! Apparently not! LOL!


  4. Lovin' what you did here...come by and share them with us at NIFTY THRIFTY TUESDAY.


  5. The transformation is amazing! The the cabinet door turned chalk board: your a genius! Would love love love for you to share a couple projects at my best of 2011 party going on now Happy new year! My

  6. I love it! I want it! Must go find a cabinet door!

  7. Cool project! Visiting from TT&J. Happy New Year!

  8. It is adorable, I want one. Thanks for sharing. I will follow on my way out so I can revisit. I hope you can find the time to come visit me and do the same. HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! Cheers SpecialK XoXo

  9. Great projects with the chalkboard paint! I love the stuff and the possibilities really are endless!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  10. Cute post! I'm having a Linky party too! I would love it if you would link up your favorite posts. Here is the link

  11. Very "crafty"!! {I love chalkboard paint!!} I posted a link to this on my blog thru my pinterest board.
    Thank you!
    Jennifer @ The Craft Barn