Monday, August 3, 2009

Pantry Door Chalk Board

I've been hanging on to an ugly old frame for a long time, and I finally figured out what to do with it. I turned it into a chalkboard to hang on my pantry door. First of all I painted it a lovely beachy blue - same color I was originally going to paint the china cabinet (Valspar Signature, "Dusty Spruce"). Then, of course, I antiqued it - I seem to be addicted to antiquing glaze. Then I went to Lowes and had plywood cut to size ( the opening is 12" x 16"). Lastly, I painted the plywood board with chalkboard paint and I was done. Wish all my projects were this easy! Now I just need to hang it, and buy some chalk - completely forgot to do that.

Also, I'm almost done with the vintage sheet quilt. Just need to add 2 more rows. Pictures coming soon...


19 comments:

zandjmom said...

What is the paint color for the frame? I love it!

Gayla said...

oh, i LOVE the color of the frame! i'm crazy for chalkboards lately; you might check out the 2 i just made (2nd post on my blog right now). =)

Brenda said...

WOW, your frame/chalkboard is BEAUTIFUL! I can't wait to see your quilt finished! I love the vintage sheets!

CINNIBONBON said...

Lovely idea. I love that color.

Beth at Aunties said...

This chalk board is seriously beautiful and will be lots of fun once it is hung!
Her quilt top turned out incredibly darling with all the bright colors. This is just a small portion of it. I am trying to get her to make me one... and she said. "No, mom's are suppose to make them for their daughters..."
Anyway, I love it, you talented girl!
~♥

Flower Patch Farmgirl said...

Perfect shade of blue! I've never used antiquing glaze before...intriguing!

Trina said...

That's the same color as the drawers at the top of your blog. Good color. I'm doing my bathroom in a similar color.

~Country Lady~ said...

Love the chalkboard. The color is fantastic. I may have to make me one for my kitchen to post the menu for the week!

heidivee said...

Hey, could you clue me in to the next time you are going to be out of town??? Because you totally have a few things I need to 'borrow'. Do you know of anyone that has a truck I could use??? :)

heidivee said...

PS - could you guide me to Pamela's blog? I can't find it for some reason...
My email is:
h_allred@yahoo.com
Thanks Natalie!

Maime said...

I stopped by for a visit today for the first time. Your blog is sweet and I loved the scenery pictures. I live in the dry west and really enjoyed all the green. I will be back.

Amanda said...

What a great idea! Love the frame! And I can't wait to see the finished quilt--would you quite getting so many projects done? You're making me look bad!

Embellished Bayou said...

Beautiful job, I'm sure it looks much better than before! I absolutely love that color blue!

Be sure to stop back by my blog if you get a chance, I'm having a Super-Crafty giveaway!

My Cozy Cubby said...

Cute! When I read your title I thought, "She painted the inside of the door with chalk spray paint?..." Silly me. I'm feeling like I need a quick project. I'm going to try to make potato bread with left over mashed potatoes instead.

Brenda said...

Well, I have the chalk and still haven't found a proper frame to make a chalkboard. I think that means I put the cart before the horse.
Brenda

Twice Remembered said...

What a gorgeous chalkboard! That color is just delicious! It turned out great!

Thanks for sharing in this weeks Make Your Monday and I hope you'll join in again in the near future!

a little bit vintage said...

LOVE this chalkboard! The color is so lovely! :)

Rachel
http://littlebitvintage.blogspot.com/

Melanie said...

I did the same thing with a tray. Instead of regular chalk, I use the Chalk Ink.
Melanie@Bella~Mella

Milliscent Morgan said...

What a nice idea it is...I wanna try it one of these days and I hope it will come up with a perfect design of Pantry Doors. Thanks!