We made a few changes to our living room recently in the form of new carpet and a new sectional sofa. In the process, I needed to remove the door that normally would close off the living room to the stairs going up to the dining/sitting area. In the past, we actually liked having that door to either trap corral the kids when they were little in the living room and/or keep the dog out. Now that the kids are older and the dog is gone, we didn't really have much need for the door. And after the carpet and the new sofa was in, I was really loving having that doorway open. So we had this big hollow core door that we were going to have to get rid of. After finishing the bonus room in the basement, I knew that I wanted a large green chalkboard down there for the kids (ok fine, for me to decorate). So I decided to upcycle the door to make a giant green chalkboard.
Materials and supplies:
-hollow core door
-green chalkboard paint
-wood for trim
-air nailer and nails
-something to hold chalk (I used a vintage wooden box)
-industrial strength velcro
Here is were we removed the door.