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.
Agree, love the door just black. Chalkboard all written up is on my ever growing list of interior design cliches.
Don’t get me started., ’cause I love lists.
A friend did her kitchen wall, and I just LOVE it. But, it just wasn’t the same on our door.
What a cool idea! Gonna run that by my husband – thinking my laundry room door would be a prime location for this!!
It looks like the perfect spot to write a checklist of what you need to take with you before an early morning departure.
OK Elizabeth!!! That is a B-rilliant idea. How perfect before a vacation…..
Hey, love your projects, especially the chair recovered with the Army blanket! I live in Dallas, too, somehow it’s more inspirational to know there’s creativity and witty blogging just up the road from ya–
I know you already painted the door, but here’s a cool idea for your next chalkboard ing project. http://www.marthastewart.com/271574/custom-color-chalkboard-paint
We love Dallas, no plans to move away yet. I haven’t discovered many Dallas bloggers yet…..If you know of any ..pass them our way.
Of course Martha does the pefect chalkboard paint..great idea,