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What You Make of It: Chalkboard Kitchen Cabinets with Eleanor of Oh Louise! Personalized Stationery

Good Monday morning lovelies! Did you have a great weekend? I know I've been saying this a lot lately, but time just won't stand still it is just flying by! Mostly because we're getting ready to start our new year (homeschool) and preparations are under way every day.

Today, I'm happy to have Eleanor back again with another great What You Make of It project. I've have really enjoyed having her and all of her fabulous projects. Please be sure to visit her business Oh Louise! 



Supplies: A cabinet you want to beautify, wood, a nice employee at a supply store that will cut your wood, staple gun, staples, primer, & chalkboard paint


I love having personalized touches in our house, especially in areas where lots of people hang out or walk by.  After reading lots of blogs & seeing how people use chalkboard paint on just about anything, I decided it would be fun to turn our cabinets in between our kitchen and tv room into a space where grocery lists & fun messages could be written.


My husband Peter took the wire mesh out of the cabinet door frames.  He then took one of the cabinet doors up to Home Depot and experimented with different widths of wood until he found the perfect match to fit inside of the space where the wire mesh was.  He measured the size of the space he needed the eventual chalk board to fit and had a Home Depot employee cut it to match. He could have cut it himself with a hand saw but didn’t want the wood to split as it is a fairly small piece of wood.  Then he primed the wood and painted it with 2 coats of chalk board paint.

Finally I set the wood inside of the cabinet door frame by using a staple gun. We tried wood glue, but ours didn’t hold, just fyi.



Buy some chalk and you’re ready to go! Chalk can be erased with a dry paper towel, but comes of best when you use a wet paper towel.

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Another really great idea! I wasn't aware of chalkboard paint, but it sounds as if it might have endless possibilities, now that I think about it.

Mitzi Curi

Wow, I'm really impressed with that project! I love chalkboard paint, and I can imagine giving that a try in our kitchen. Thanks for the inspiration!

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