I love working on projects! First I have to find the time to do them and then think of what to make. Once I get going though, it’s a reminder of why I enjoy it so much. It allows me a chance to use my creativity but the solitude helps me get grounded again. No joke. This project… how to make a menu chalkboard! A chance to get creative with the cabinet door that I received from Cabinet Door Mart. Remember the drawer box I made into an indoor herb box last month? The company also sent me a unfinished cabinet door in exchange for a collaborative effort. They sent the custom built, aspen, cabinet door made to my specifications and my idea of a chalkboard menu.
Do you want to know what my inspiration was for this project? These little beauties.
Aren’t they fabulous knobs? Very Old-World, they have a Mexican look to them. They remind me of a Mexican pottery design. I loved everything about them. When it was time to make this project, I strolled through the craft store and when I saw these, they were my inspiration for this project. Sometimes it’s a decorative pillow, sometimes it’s a color combination, sometimes it’s just a style that gets me going. I love the turquoise, the russet, creamy off white all mixed with black accents. Those were the accent paint colors I decided on as well!
I started by wiping down the blank cabinet door and applying some primer to the outside frame.
Next was the three different color of paints I used for the accent areas. I applied two coats of each color. Once dry, I taped the freshly painted area so that I could paint the middle section with the chalkboard paint. I headed to my Cricut to cut out the vinyl decal I designed.
I let chalkboard set overnight before applying the decal.
Some antiquing around the frame section and drilling holes for the knobs…
and screwing the chalk holder (a.k.a. the drawer pull).
How To Make A Menu Chalkboard
Here are some final shots.
This is going to make it’s home in a very special place and will have an awesome purpose. Wait and see!