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« on: December 15, 2009 04:11:33 PM »

A few months ago I got the idea to buy some wood and paint it with chalkboard paint and have them hanging in the kitchen.  Unfortunately we live in an apartment and don't have much (or any) wall space in the kitchen.  My husband told me about 40 times to put them on the cupboards and finally held them up to them one day to prove his point.  His point was excellent.

I used double sided tape to stick them up there (the foam type).  I bought the boards for something like $1.60 a piece at Art Media and the chalkboard paint at Joann's for 6 or 7 dollars and there's plenty more still in the can.  I had to put about 3 coats of the paint on it before it really got the chalkboard look.

I love the idea so much that someday when we have a house I think I may just paint one or two cupboards entirely with chalkboard paint.
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« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2009 06:36:47 AM »

These look really great.  I've been threatening to do something like this in my kitchen.

One work of advice.  When you clean with water, make sure the water doesn't run down between the panel and the frame.  You'll end up rotting or warping your doors.

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« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2009 06:55:24 AM »

That is really a neat idea!  I bought some chalkboard paint but haven't used it yet.  You could do that in a child's room........since I know at least one of mine decorated their walls with crayons. 

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« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2009 02:01:46 PM »

 We did that in my DD's room when she was small. Just painted a 3 foot square and took some moulding (door frame stuff) and framed it. I used tiny long finishing nails so when we removed them there wasn't any large holes to fill.
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« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2009 11:41:49 AM »

Nice job! I was planning on doing the same thing tomorrow, but as a sign for my daughters bedroom door Smiley I love the idea of the kitchen cabinets too! That chalkboard paint is genius stuff! (Surfing the web I found out how to make my own chalkboard paint!)  Nice job again!
« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2010 10:33:06 AM »

I've been thinking about doing that as well, but living in an apartment was unsure of how to do it. Thanks for the ideas! Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2010 03:19:31 PM »

I've truly been contemplating this for years!  I was going to paint the dishwasher b/c it's not magnetic.  Love to have more inspiration to get off the couch and actually do it!!
« Reply #7 on: January 22, 2010 07:35:38 PM »

These are awesome!!!  Great job!!
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