As you know, the free section on Craigslist is a regular hang out of mine.
And awhile back, I hit the jackpot of toss away cabinet jackpots.
I’ve had lofty intentions with said cabinets, but mostly, they’ve sat collecting more dust in our garage.
And then, Ms. Lolly Jane introduced me to a revolutionary new product (wow, flare the dramatics much Ash)…
Clear chalkboard coating.
Found at any local craft store (or online here) – I got mine at Hobby Lobby.
I quickly grabbed a bunch of cabinets that had otherwise been thrown away for trash, slapped a few coats of latex interior paint (because that’s what I have a plethora of) on them, and began creating the cutest little cabinet chalkboards you ever did see.
I’ve got coral, mint, turquoise, navy…literally you name it, it can now be “chalkboard paint”.
Plus, an 8 oz bottle only will cost you $5.99 versus the (although wonderful), super expensive chalk PAINT coming in at upwards of $15 for a mere sample.
I added those adorable drawer pulls (but used spray adhesive to attach them upside down), and those serve as a great chalk tray.
So cute right?
I will tell you: the directions for the chalk paint coating calls for a 24 hour cure. I never have patience to wait like that. Who does?
Well, apparently, with this stuff, it’s not a SUGGESTED direction – it’s a must. That little mint cabinet is currently getting a re-coat because I didn’t follow instructions properly. Whoops.
There you have it – the cutest little chalkboards using recycled materials you ever did see.
And although I do love the classic look of a black chalkboard, I must say, adding a little color to my life will prove to be a good change.