Repurposed Vintage Cabinet Door Chalkboard

When I found this vintage cabinet door at a local junk shop I instantly knew that I could repurpose it into a chalkboard for my kitchen.  I fell in love with the old wood, ornate hinges and the metal, locking knobs. Taking something old and repurposing, recycling and reusing it into something new is what I love to do with my junkin’ finds.

Repurposed Vintage Cabinet Door Chalkboard

vintage cabinet door chalkboard seasoning

Chalkboard Making Supplies

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vintage cabinet door chalkboard paint kit (2)

I have been saving this Martha Stewart Chalkboard Paint Kit {affiliate link} for the perfect DIY project. It worked flawlessly when I made my Rustic Wood Slice Chalkboard and it certainly didn’t disappoint when I used it for this repurposed vintage cabinet door project. This was the perfect starter kit because it included the chalkboard paint, the paint brush, stencils and liquid chalk in a dauber. You could buy everything individually but why bother?

repurposed vintage cabinet door directions

Directions for Dummies

  1. Wipe down your vintage cabinet door with a damp cloth and let it dry.
  2. If you don’t have a steady hand, mask off any area that you don’t want covered with chalk paint.
  3. Brush on one layer of chalkboard paint and let dry for 30 minutes.
  4. Add a second layer of chalkboard paint and let dry for 24 hours before writing on the chalkboard surface.
  5. Remove the painters masking tape and season your chalkboard by rubbing it with a piece of regular chalk all over the chalkboard surface.
  6. You can wipe the chalkboard off with an eraser, dry cloth or damp paper towel.
  7. At this point you can use regular chalk to freehand a message or use the stencils and liquid erasable chalk dauber to decorate your chalkboard.

repurposed vintage cabinet door chalkboard

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