Sunday, January 29, 2012

Black Board Painted Cabinet

Disclaimer:  These pictures are not the best...I understand that but bear with me.  It's hard to take a decent picture in this area...I don't have a super duper expensive camera....I don't have the time to do the fancy editing software nor the desire to learn at this time....I blog for fun and am not in it to impress :)  How's that for keeping it real!!!

So with that said....I am a little embarrassed by how cluttered this is ....I didn't realize how bad it looked.... This is our back door entrance.  The kitchen is set up goofy...I didn't design it.  You walk in and the counter and cabinets are right there. 

The back of the cabinet is at eye level.  It bugs me but how do I fix it without a MAJOR remodel at this time?  And one day it hits me....BLACKBOARD PAINT!
Yes, of course..
So I went to work and scuffed it up with sand paper so I could paint over it....

2 coats of paint later and I have a totally useable surface

Now we can write notes, or Bible verses or shopping lists......
The possibilities are endless.....Today this is the first thing you see when you walk in the back door....
Much better than just the back of a cabinet.  I love this paint.....
hmmmmmmmm.....wonder what I can do next?!!!
Yes, I know clean up that clutter....but besides that!!!!! 


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  1. Hi Linda~

    Thank you so much for dropping by, linking up & leaving such kind comments. I am glad you like my ideas. :) I just love chalkboards and yours really makes great use of the space! Happy to be a new followers.


    Drop By & Visit {The Tattered Tag}

  2. looks great! seems like it completely transformed the space :)

  3. I LOVE this. You are getting your cabinet's full potential!

    Also, I'm your newest follower!


    1. Your poppy seed bread looks amazing Marilyn.... I tried to leave a comment on your blog and couldn't find where to click :(

  4. Thank you ladies for your encouragement and wonderful comments!

    You've made my day!!!!

    :) Linda

  5. I just love the idea of a chalkboard in the kitchen! :) Great job!

  6. Oh fun! I'm a HUGE fan of chalkboard paint! & love that you made use of a "wasted" space too! I shared this on The Craft Monkey FB page!

  7. This is such a great idea! What a great way to use that space and to be able to share your thoughts and sentiments! Thanks so much for sharing with the Pink hippo party.. can't wait to see what you share next!