How to Turn a Cabinet Door Into a Chalkboard with Hooks

The minute I saw this cabinet door I knew it could have an awesome afterlife. 

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The antique door was a dark old wood. 

When I cleaned it I removed a ton of old black nicotine.  

I feel like this may have been a cabinet door in an old bar. (I like to imagine where things may have come from)

After cleaning the piece I painted it with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® in French Linen.

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This picture was taken after one coat. 

After 2 coats and distressing in areas that would normally get a lot of wear and tear,  I coated the piece with Miss Mustard Seed Tough Coat Sealer.

The center of the cabinet had a raised area that screamed chalkboard to me so I painted it with a coat of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® in Graphite.  

I often use the Graphite as chalkboard paint... it works perfectly, just don't wax it!

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 I added these big beautiful oil rubbed bronze hooks I got from D Lawless Hardware.

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D Lawless Hardware has the best prices on all kinds of hooks, knobs, handles, hinges, and more!  

My order from D Lawless comes quickly and is packed carefully but the very best part is the price... better than most of the big box stores!

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Use the chalkboard to write welcome or add a family name.

The next time you run across an old cabinet door think about how you can preserve the history in the piece... even if you made it up! :)



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*D Lawless hardware provided me with the hooks for this project but the opinions are mine. 

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I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife of 28 years, the mother of 4 daughters, and the grandmother of 4 grandsons. I am a DIY Blogger and a part time PreK teacher.

Comments

  1. This is such a cute idea. It's something everyone has at home but no one thinks to use it in this way! Pinning!

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    1. Thank you Mary! It didn't last long... sold in just a few hours so it is something everyone can use in their homes.

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  2. you've inspired me to get busy. There's plenty of old cabinet doors in my pile in the garage, they just don't have the rich history yours has...oh, wait...yes they do! I just made their histories up. Thanks for the inspiration and great ideas.

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  3. Thanks so much I'm so glad I could inspire you ! It makes me happy you can use my ideas :)

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  4. How do you hang this? What hardware do you use?

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    1. Hi Kim... I use large D Rings screwed to the back. The size of the D ring used should be according to the size and weight of the item you are hanging.

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  5. I Love this!! What a great idea!!:)

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  6. I love making these projects too. And yep, I use D. Lawless Hardware as well. LOVE their hooks, and their prices.

    your cabinet door coat rack looks great!

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