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Repurpose Old Cabinet Doors Into Bulletin Board and Chalk Board

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We're redoing our kitchen island, and my husband built new cabinet doors. Instead of throwing out the old doors, I repurposed them into a DIY bulletin board and family message center to help the kids stay organized for school.
One of the old cabinet doors was worn, but still in good enough shape. The other door was completely cracked in the middle.
I removed the center of the old door and used spray paint, cork tiles and chalkboard paint to give both doors a complete makeover.
The old oak doors look so much better after being painted!
We hung the doors in our huge coat closet, right above the DIY coat hanger that we made for the kids to hang up their backpacks and coats. Now, it's so much easier for them to stay organized and remember things.
You can find more pictures and additional info by visiting my blog. :)

To see more: http://www.meatloafandmelodrama.com/2015/02/diy-upcycled-bulletin-board-and-message.html

Ask the creator about this project

  • Hannah V
    Hannah V Brooklyn, NY
    on Feb 10, 2015

    Very nice!

    • Dee M
      Dee M Phoenix, AZ
      on Feb 10, 2015

      @Hannah V Thanks! :)

  • Swan Road Designs
    Swan Road Designs Sedalia, KY
    on Feb 10, 2015

    I did something similar when my children were small. They're all now in their 40s, so it's been a while. However, what I did was, was to paint the inside surface of one of the upper cabinet doors with chalkboard paint. That door was used to leave messages for each other. The object was to leave the door open as an alert that there was a message. Worked very well, especially in a home where 8 children were raised.

    • Dee M
      Dee M Phoenix, AZ
      on Feb 10, 2015

      @Swan Road Designs That's a great idea. I've got 5 kids, and keeping track of everyone is hectic. :)

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