Chalkboard Pantry Door

A couple years ago, I made a command center on the inside of one of my pantry doors.  Let's say that system didn't last very long.  Someone slammed the doors shut and down crashed the frames.  So for the last two years, the command strips were still on the door, reminding me of what was once there.

I wanted to change that.  Everyone was always asking what's for dinner.  I got tired of answering the question night after night.  I had a new can of chalkboard paint in the closet and decided it was time to put it to use.  I removed the command strips and got to work.

I first taped off the area I wanted to be my chalkboard.

I rolled on a layer of paint with a small foam roller.  I bought a small kit from the store that came with a small roller and disposable tray.  This is after one coat.  I used two coats.

Per instructions on the can, you need to wait three days before writing on it.  That was hard because I don't like to wait.  After the 3 days, I seasoned the chalkboard.  Using the side of the chalk, rub it all over the surface.  Then take a wet cloth and wipe it clean.

Now it's all clean and we're ready to write.  Ignore all the junk in the pantry.  I need to do some major organizing in there.

Now I have a place I can write the menu down for everyone to see.  I can even use it to make notes or jot down things I know we need from the store.

I think I made good use of the inside of the pantry door.  When the door is closed, no one will ever know it's there.

Now that I know how easy it is to make a chalkboard, I may be changing up some more things around the house.

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  1. Super great idea! I've been trying to talk the hubbs into letting me do this forever, but he won't get on board because we don't intend to stay in this house. Boo!

  2. I love this idea! I'm always trying to figure out a way to remember what we need at the store as the last of something is gone from the pantry and this would be the perfect spot for a list. Looks great too! Thanks for sharing at The Makers!
    Corey @

  3. What a great idea ! Wanted to let you know I'm featuring this when my link party opens up tonight.

  4. Keep this going please, great job!


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