Thursday, December 17, 2015

Chalkboard Pantry Door

So life I feel has taken me and swallowed me whole. Between throwing a second kid into my life, having depression, and just life in general I have been struggling. But that is not the point of this post. My point was I haven't crafted in a really long time and I was craving it. So then when I thought of this idea to paint my Pantry door in chalkboard, my body was like "No, your too tired, you can't do that with two kids, blah, blah, blah.." but my brain said "SCREW you! We are doing this thing and we are going to push forward and do it." (I know this sounds crazy but this has been my life since I gave birth to Boston haha)

So I am so glad I did cause it was SO easy and turned out SO adorable!

Okay remember how my ENTIRE house was painted in this color? Well because #thestruggleisreal there are some doors in my house STILL painted like this. Just get over it. So the door started out like this. And the nice thing about Chalkboard paint is you dont need to sand or prep or anything just make sure the door is clean and GO! 
So I got my paint and brushes at Wally World, and thats literally all you need:
Chalkboard Paint
Roller Brush
Paint Brush
Maybe tape? ;)

I wasn't cool enough to take pictures of the project in between but I am sure you can picture it. So no matter what type of door you have you for sure need AT LEAST 2 coats. So I did two coats but they recommended three...well I am super impatient so I only did two. Now looking back I should have done three haha but I will go back someday soon and do one more coat.

After your paint is done and ALL dried you need to prep the chalkboard and this step is super important. If you dont prep it whatever you write on the paint for the very first time will stay forever. So you talk chalk and turn it on its side and rub top to bottom on the entire door, then same thing but this time going side to side. After that it reveals holes and parts that need more paint. Then you wipe off all the chalk and your good to go!

I love love love it. So the top half of the door will always be something either with holidays or say something cheesy like "Jenessa's Pantry"
and then the bottom half will be Ashtons domain or blank. Cause I'm a cool mom...or something!

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