For many years I've been teaching my children bible verses on a weekly basis, and I've been thinking of a way that I could display them so that they could see them often throughout the day. I didn't want to write it on a piece of paper, and I needed for it to be inexpensive to make. Here's what I came up with: A Cabinet Door Chalkboard.
Here's how I made it.
First I taped the middle of a cabinet door that I had laying around. I got it at a salvage yard for 25cents. I painted the edges with several coats of a barn red spray paint.
Next, I taped up the edges and sprayed several coats of chalkboard paint on the middle.
Then I took sandpaper and roughed up the edges to bring out the wood underneath and age it a little bit.
Meet my new best friend, Ralph. Where has he been all my life? I put a coat of Ralph Lauren Smoke Glaze over the red and wiped most of it off. This gave it an aged feel.
Next I spray painted an old green cabinet handle I had in my junk drawer. Then, I sanded it to give it a distressed look.
The lighting is bad on this picture, but I took a small wooden chicken I had sitting out on display, and I drilled two holes in the top to hold my chalk. Next, I glued it to the corner of my chalkboard with Gorilla Glue, and clamped it until it dried.
Here's the final product! I'm pretty happy with it and I think it goes lovely in my farm style kitchen!
I can't wait to put our new verses on the board each week. It's in plain view from the dining room table, so my kids can see it at every meal. The best part is that I made it for the cost of the chalkboard paint, $3.00. I love cheap crafts!
I'm a whole-hearted homemaker who adores my family, and has an insatiable urge to write about the random everyday events of our life. We raise kids and cattle, and love our simple life in the mountains!