Chalkboard Pantry Door

We have this pantry door. Before we moved in I decided to paint it Palladian Blue by Benjamin Moore. It gave the mudroom a perfect punch of color, but also distinguished which door was the pantry.

Several months later, I still love that blue door but wanted to spice it up even more.

Fore a while now, I’ve been itching to paint something with chalkboard paint. I’ve used the chalkboard spray paint, which is awesome, but I wanted to use the canned version. This was the perfect first project. :)

To start, I quickly taped the edges of the door panel with my scotch blue edge lock tape. I rubbed the edge making sure it had a really good grip.

Taping | The Wood Grain Cottage

Taping | The Wood Grain Cottage

Then I grabbed the chalkboard paint, stirred it really well and used a smooth foam roller to paint the door. I gave it a couple of even coats, then removed the tape leaving crisp lines!

The next day I gave the door a second coat, being careful not to paint over my line, and let it cure for the directed three days.

Three days later, I seasoned the chalkboard by rubbing the entire door with a solid coat of chalk.

DIY Chalkboard Door | The Wood Grain Cottage

It was a messy job!

DIY Chalkboard Door | The Wood Grain CottageWith the door coated in chalk, I grabbed a damp cloth and started wiping it off. I had to do it a few times.

DIY Chalkboard Door | The Wood Grain Cottage

Once it was clean, I had to start doodling. Which meant writing my name… and a partial grocery list.

:)

DIY Chalkboard Door | The Wood Grain Cottage

As a side note, I love the chalk markers. So. much. better. than regular chalk. My writing actually looks like my writing… amazing!

:)

chalk marker | The Wood Grain Cottage

When I was done writing my name repeatedly, I decided to use the door as our menu board.

I absolutely love the functionality of it and can see that I’ll be changing it up regularly.

Need to leave a quick note? Check!

Want to write down the grocery list? Double Check!

Fun saying? Triple Check!

DIY Chalkboard Door | The Wood Grain Cottage

And I’m totally digging the way the door molding makes the chalkboard look framed. Fantastic.

Plus, there’s no questioning what’s for dinner. Anthony likes that too… especially when he has a recipe named after him!

:)

DIY Wood Grain Cottage | The Wood Grain Cottage

In a hallway with 3 doors, this one pleasantly stands out…

DIY Chalkboard Door | The Wood Grain Cottage

DIY Chalkboard Door | The Wood Grain Cottage

Who knew such a simple, easy peasy project could be so much fun?! Now I’m wondering what else I can spice up…

:)

Shayna | The Wood Grain Cottage

 

Lovely comments so far...

  1. I love it , it looks great, I want one of these now and I want those chalk markers too! And yes, it does look fun, I would be writing on it all the time (not kidding)! :-) great DIY!

  2. Great idea! Our laundry room is attached to our kitchen I may have to try that out on ours!

  3. Hi Shayna,
    I just found you on Pintrest, & love your decor ideas/ home! I have just painted a pantry door, & was wondering where you purchased the chalk markers? Michaels? I hope its not a U.S. only product:( I love how it works/looks instead of regular chalk. Thank you.
    Blessings,
    M

    • Hi M! So happy you found me! THANK YOU for the lovely compliments! I love those chalk markers too! I found them at Hobby Lobby… but I bet you could order them online!
      They sure are fun to write with! ;)
      -Shayna

      • Thx Shayna:) I’m also trying to subscribe to your site, & its not working!?! Any suggestions? I’m still in the “progress” stage with my pantry door, but will send a picture when I am done (if ya like:) Thanks again…most definitely will be ordering those babies!
        M

        • Hi M! I’m sorry to hear that you are unable to subscribe. I’ll see if I can do it for you! Let me know if you still don’t get anything!
          Your pantry door will be perfect- I’d love for your to send me a picture! :)
          Have a great weekend!
          -Shayna

          • Thx Shayna, you’re a doll!!! It worked & it’s offical:) I’m apart of the WGC family now lol:) I also found the markers on-line, & will be ordering those bad boys shortly! Thank – you for being so gracious, & saying you would love to see a picture:) Believe it or not, I have the same door as you & asap I will show u the end result! My style is eclectic elegance! Love being creative with bold colors, while having some elegant pieces:) Thanks again.
            Blessings,
            M

          • SO HAPPY to have you as a part of the WGC family! :)
            Can’t wait to see your door, I’m sure it will be fabulous! You’ll love the markers too!
            Hugs!
            -Shayna

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  1. [...] reminders. So why not just make a place for that right on the door itself? With this tutorial from The Wood Grain Cottage, you can create a chalkboard directly on the door panel to your room, or even make a little menu [...]

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