I Know, I know…..This is hardly a unique idea.
But it’s a new one for us.
So y’all will have to just bear through this post…….. and pretend it’s something Mind Blowing.
The door from the garage into the kitchen has been a thorn in our side for a few years now. It’s cheap, thin, someone cut it too short…..and when we open the refrigerator door it hits the doorknob. We’ve planned to replace it with something with a window, but until that happens we had to come up with a cheap solution to make it more attractive.
Just look at this “War Zone” we had to start with. (those light switches, BTW, used to be on the other side of the wall, BEHIND the refrigerator)
After completely covering our garage walls in fencing cedar, the hollow core door to the kitchen seem a little off.
It certainly looks more impressive with the thick white trim around it. But something about those 2 different wood grains. The grain of the wall cedar and the grain of the door veneer just weren’t gelling for us.
Maybe if we paint it.
We had plenty of chalk board paint left from the chalk board globe we made a few months ago. So, “chalk board black” it is. (If you don’t know this, chalk board paint comes in a variety of colors. Don’t limit yourselves to just black like we did. Branch out a little, Try red, or green)
Jamie popped the door of its hinges, removed the knob, and frog taped the edges for a clean edge.
Gave her 2 coats of primer…..
And at least 6 coats of black chalk board paint…
Each time he did a new coat, he painted in a different direction.
Beautiful….and Way, More, Much, Better.
Now, if we only had an idea of what to write on it,
BUT we did have an idea.
Something like this….
Bourbon is Sunshine mixed with Love and Genius
So I gave it a shot….
and, ya know what?
We weren’t really diggin’ it, We can’t quite put our fingers on why, but everything “Doberman height” kept getting rubbed off. HHHmmmmm, that is perplexing.
We liked it better when it was just chalk-boardy black anyway.
So, BLACK it is.