Friday, December 12, 2014

Cabinet Chalkboard

I recently completed our first DIY project in the kitchen.

If you follow me on Instagram, you saw that I posted this sneak-peek photo.

Ever since we first decided that we were going to buy this house, I imagined this little section of our kitchen cabinets as a chalkboard.

This little DIY didn't take long at all! 

First, I wiped it down with a vinegar and water mixture to get rid of any dirt and grime that may be on it. Then, I did a light sanding, which probably wasn't even all that necessary. 

After sanding it down, I vacuumed up all the dust and wiped it down again.

Knowing that we plan on painting all of our kitchen cabinets [and the walls], I taped off anything I didn't want to become a part of my new chalkboard.
< I somehow lost the pictures of what I taped off  >

I used a small foam roller brush for the main surface, and a small paint brush to get into the tiny crevices and corners. 

I painted two coats of the chalkboard paint, and had to let it set for 7 days before I could write anything on it.

------- LONGEST  S E V E N  DAYS  EVERRR  ------

Totally worth the wait to do something the correct way.

I love our new cabinet chalkboard.

We have already used it so much when making lists for our trips, and it's so handy! 

What do you think of it?