Sunday, April 10, 2011

Zero Dollar Project: Chalkboards

Oh my! These came out sooo cute! And free!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I had these cabinets fronts from my big fat kitchen makeover when we first moved here (long story, here it is if you're interested) Now I wish I'd saved ALL the fronts--they really are pretty all redone up! My daughter and I got to work...

We painted one orange, for my daughter, and one green--well for me, wasn't sure where I'd put it. I've had that chalkboard paint forever, and the spray paint was already in my cupboard.

Here's what we did:

Cabinet front- filled in hole where handle used to be

Spray painted

dry and ready to be taped to receive chalkboard paint

one coat on, watiting to dry overnight then apply coat 2

Detail in cabinet edge

Added some distressing and glaze

Added some rub-on Poly to the frame

Finito and hanging in the dining room...

I really like how they turned out. I have a HUGE door that came from the former pantry...I WAS going to use it as a headboard, but if its not the right size I will make another super-size one of these babies and hang it on my patio maybe.

Make it a Great (Zero-Dollar) Day!


  1. Those are great! So vibrant and fun. Congrats. Visiting from Met Monday

  2. WOW you and your daughter are so crafty!! love the result!

    I'm your newest follower from TypeA Bloggers Party and Hop!

    Susan at

  3. I love it! I think I will have to make a visit to the dollar store. Please feel free to visit me anytime at

  4. Y'all did a great job on those kitchen doors! So creative, and I like the colors you chose. I found you at Homemaker on a Dime's linky party, and I "followed" your blog!

    Mary @

  5. You gotta love the free projects. So creative. I am your latest follower from the blog hop. Hope you stop by and follow me back. Thanks so much.

  6. Zero dollar is my kind of price! Great job on the chalkboard! Thank you for sharing this at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop :)


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