Instead of using an old cupboard door, why not paint the doors that are on your cupboards!?! I think this would be a fun way to decorate a toy room, office, or craft room.
- Age Guideline: 8 Years and Up
- Time Required: 60 minutes (Does not include drying time)
The above age and time guidelines are estimates. This project can be modified to suit other ages and may take more or less time depending on your circumstances.
- Cupboard Door (I got mine at a home improvement store)
- Spray Paint Primer (compare prices)
- Chalkboard Brush-On Paint (compare prices)
- Small Piece of Felt (to use as an eraser)
- Chalk (compare prices)
- Masking Tape
- Paint Brush
Instructions:Make sure your cupboard door is clean and smooth. If your cupboard door has a knob, remove it. If you cannot remove the knob, cover it completely with masking tape. Use some sandpaper to smooth it out if necessary. Lay down some newspaper to protect your work area and then lay your cupboard door on top of it. Make sure you work in a well ventilated area.
Use thin layers of the primer to paint the front of the cupboard door. Wait until one layer is dry to the touch before adding another. When you are done with the primer, let it set to completely dry.
I chose red to paint the raised border of the cupboard door with. You can tape off the center area of the cupboard door if you like, but I was just careful when I painted around the edges. Use as many layers of paint as you need to get the shade you want. Like with the primer, when you are done painting the border, let it set to completely dry.
When your cupboard door is ready for the chalkboard paint, make sure you use a quality paint brush. Apply a few coats of chalkboard paint, allowing each one to dry before you add the next. Let the chalkboard paint cure for as long as the paint can suggests.
Once your chalkboard paint is dry, condition it by rubbing it with the side of a piece of chalk and wiping it off. Now you can use your new cupboard door chalkboard and enjoy. You can hang it up by using eye hooks, a picture hanger, or by screwing it directly to the wall if you dare.