Thursday, May 24, 2012

Chalkboard Door

This is one of those projects that begs the question,
"What took me so long?"


Susan brought this cool old door to one of our tag sales at least a year ago. It pretty much went straight from her car to my car. I don't think it even made it into the house. I knew immediately that it would make a great chalkboard. I even had a spot all picked out for it. But then it just kind of got buried in my garage.


I loved the crusty brown paint and didn't want to completely cover that up. So I gave it a light sanding and just dry brushed it in a pretty shade of blue. Basically that meant just barely dipping the tip of the paint brush into the paint and brushing very lightly.


The center panel got three coats of chalkboard paint.


I sealed the blue with a coat of clear wax. And the chalkboard was seasoned by rubbing it all over with the side of a piece of chalk.
Don't you love the arched top?

 
 
 

And how about that knob and keyhole?

 

It really doesn't get much easier than that!
Seriously, I have no idea what took me so long!

 
This one is going to hang out at our townhouse.
At least I got it done well before football season!

 
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35 comments:

Okio B Designs said...

Ooooooh so pretty! I love the arch and the keyhole. And the blue you chose fits wonderfully!

Jeanine

Rani @ La Maison Jolie said...

That is so cute! I love it! Where can I find a beautiful door like that! Have to go hunting!

Tombstone Livestock said...

Good Job! I have cabinet outside that I keep intendind to pull door off, already have the chalkboard paint, guess I just need to get busy and stop procrastinating.

Tombstone Livestock said...

oops new word there, combo of intended and intending, LOL.

Emily @ The Diligent One said...

Love it! And, it reminds me of a project of my own: http://thediligentone.blogspot.com/2012/01/broken-armoire-door-gets-second-life.html

Red Gate Farm said...

LOVE this idea... I've been on a chalkboard frenzy and this may be my next one! Of course I'll have to break into my husband's stash of doors but he has sooooo many I don't think he'll notice :)

~Chris

Maggie said...

I saw this when we went up for Ally's graduation. It looks so cute in the kitchen!

Kelly said...

Oh how adorable! I love the shape of the door and the color you chose as well.


Kelly

Curtains in My Tree said...

I love chalk boards I painted a complete door in my studio and the neighbor kids decorated it with their art work, that was over 2 years ago and the art is still there

Twice Nice said...

That is a perfect door for a chalk board! I love old doors don't you?
Another wonderful finish Sharon!

Sherry said...

What a terrific way to use that old door! It has so much character and it turned out gorgeous. Go PSU!!!

Ali Richardson said...

Ooooh, love this! It's perfection :)

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

love this! love the color! i have two doors in my garage waiting to be metamorphasized.... (i don't think that is really a word, but it is now!)

{northern cottage} said...

oh lovely!! you could tie a piece of chalk with some pretty ribbon or twine to that beautiful knob too! xo

I've spiffed up the blog and moved some stuff around - c'mon over and REALLY let me know what you think!

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

Great job! Love the blue.

{the.junk.nest} said...

What is it about chalk boards that are so inviting?? Maybe for this, it's the color...I love!

NanaDiana said...

Sharon, I have to say that I think this is one of your best projects yet- It is simple and sweet and PERFECT~ xo Diana

Korrie Bastian said...

Love it! The keyhole is the best.

Julia @ 551Eastdesign said...

Brilliant Sharon! I love the shape of the door. The curve at the top makes the whole project. :)

Hetty said...

That is a great idea! Never worked with chalkboard paint, but I will try soon.

Shannah @ Just Us Four said...

Gorgeous! I love the shape of the door and the little details. Plus, you totally just solved a kitchen problem for me with this project!

Laurel Stephens said...

I love it! Thanks for the info about dry brushing over that great color and finish. What a fantastic idea.

gail wilson said...

ohhh, I love it! :) Love the color, and you KNOW how I love chalkboards!

gail
have a great (safe) long weekend!

The House at Bluebird Lane said...

Sharon, Your door turned out so cute! Love the color with the brown showing through! I would have snatched this up right away, too.:-)
Sharla

twelve-O-eight said...

Sharon, what a wonderful color combo and I don't think one could ever have enough chalkboards :) Beautiful!

Tanya

Jessica said...

Love it! I have an entire chalkboard wall in our kitchen, but when we are done with that in another couple years, I would like to have something like this.

Following you from Six Sisters and would love to have you come by and join up our Weekend Blog Walk at At Home Take 2. http://www.athometake2.blogspot.com.

Jessica

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

LOL -- I think we've ALL done this! But glad you finally pulled it out and created this beautiful piece -- my favorite part is the keyhole -- adds such charm!

Six Sisters said...

This is so cute!! Chalkboard paint is fun to work with!! We appreciate you linking up with us!! It's so fun to see all of the great ideas and recipes! We hope to see you back again soon! -The Sisters

Our Pinteresting Family said...

What a beautiful job, Sharon!!! It looks amazing. Megan

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Love this! The arch is wonderful. Great job on the painting too.

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

Perfect--love the color! Thanks for linking up at Beyond the Picket Fence!

DIY Show Off said...

Beautiful color and clever idea! It's gorgeous!

Natasha Hoover said...

This is beyond cool. Thanks for sharing it!

carolyn marshall said...

Love your door! Too cute. I'm visiting from Tickled Pink Friday :)

Carolyn
{my simple messterpiece}

Denyse @ Glitter, Glue, Paint said...

Sharon! I love this idea. And, the blue is beautiful. Thanks for sharing at Throwback Thursday.

xoxo
Denyse