INSIDE Kitchen Cabinet Chalkboard Paint

Heather Brown
by Heather Brown
4 Materials
20 Minutes
Just a little CHALKBOARD PAINT is all it takes to change the way you look at the INSIDES of your cabinet doors.
If you have magnetic poetry on your fridge door then you are going to love this playful message spin!

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Get all the materials I used for this project:
  • Painters tape   (Amazon)
  • Chalkboard Paint   (Amazon)
  • Paint brush   (Amazon)
  • Chalk   (Amazon)

I was looking for a quick and easy paint project to do when my mom asked if I had room on a wall or vase for chalkboard paint. Then she mentioned she had a friend who had painted the inside of a cabinet door for grocery lists.
BOOM! I had my project. Fun & easy!
My spice cabinet was the perfect spot for a chalkboard. It was looking a little worn with tape residue from posting recipes and school schedules on it. It also had a built in frame!
So the I went to Walmart to buy chalkboard paint. It was $9.98 for paint and $3.87 for spray. So I bought the spray. Then I came home and taped off the area.
Next I sprayed several layers of the chalkboard paint. Note: WEAR A MASK! If your cupboard is above your head you will get paint on your face. I DO NOT recommend the spray paint. Overspray was on my ivory counter afterward (soap and water took it off) and I didn't like the results.
Wet chalkboard spray
Dry chalkboard spray up close
Even with 5 coats and waiting 20 minutes inbetween coats, I could still see too much of the wood grain for my liking. So I decided to go back to the drawing board...errr chalkboard! This time I went to Hobby Lobby.
Hobby Lobby had many more sizes of chalkboard paint. This one was $2.99 and I used a 40 % off coupon from their website on my cellphone.
The coverage was much better and I quickly achieved the results I was looking for with just 2 coats!
I let it dry overnight and removed the tape!
Then I tried it out.
It's perfect for grocery lists, reminders, calendar memos, poetry or love notes to my fresh hubby! 💗
And all it takes is:
Update: 9/15 Hubby used it!
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  • Sandy Sandy on Jun 24, 2018

    Luv this idea ❣️INGENIOUS 🙂

  • Lilly Lilly on Sep 20, 2018

    I’m definitely going to try this and I especially like that it’s inside the door. Groceries lists, to do lists and inspirational sayings, to me, are very private. Thanks for the idea👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼