How to Turn an Old Door into a Chalkboard

This old door was once a desk in our office.

Vintage door chalkboard.

And now... 

it is a chalkboard in someone's kitchen because it sold in a day. 

vintage door chalkboard DIY.

I painted the door with a pretty off white color then painted the top panel with several coats of chalkboard paint.

vintage door DIY chalkboard.

I left on the original backing plate but added a mercury glass knob as a faux doorknob. 

vintage DIY door turned chalkboard.

Lean it up against the wall in the kitchen or entry and leave notes and reminders for the family. 

Add hooks on either side to hang keys, leashes, whatever....

Vintage door turned DIY chalkboard.

Below are the chalkboard paint and the knobs I used. 
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I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife, mother of 4 daughters, and a grandmother of 5 and counting. I am a retired teacher, a DIY blogger and an artist at heart. .