How to Turn a Cabinet Door Into a Chalkboard with Hooks

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

How to Turn a Cabinet Door Into a Chalkboard with Hooks
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.

How to Turn a Cabinet Door Into a Chalkboard with Hooks

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!

How to Turn a Cabinet Door Into a Chalkboard with Hooks

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

How to Turn a Cabinet Door Into a Chalkboard with Hooks

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!

How to Turn a Cabinet Door Into a Chalkboard with Hooks

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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  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!

    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.

  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.

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

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

    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.

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

  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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