Chalkboard kitchen pantry door

I love chalkboards. I always dreamed of having small chalkboard in wooden frame on easel on top of our fridge where I can write little notes. I love chalkboard labels, doors, walls almost everything. recently I moved my son's step2 easel to our basement playroom so I needed something on main living area where he can write, draw, scribble...but i did not want to have any space on the wall to occupied on chalkboard so then came in the mind is pantry door.

Here is how our pantry door looked before...brown wood door in the corner is pantry door..its an old photo...forgot to take pic before painting :)
I have never painted anything in my life before unless you count my watercolor experiments :) off I went to Home depot for chalkboard paint. I looked in the paint isle and found Rustoleum chalkboard paint, read the instructions. it said if painting on bare wood need a primer. So I went to the lady on the front and explained what i want to do and she told me to buy BEHR paint+primer color sample because I wanted to paint only one door so don't need much. she mixed the color and made black for me.

Now before you start painting, you might want to remove the knob or put a painter tape so you don't have to worry about paint touching the knob. I just used painters tape.

First I applied 2 coats of BEHR black paint on door, one is at noon and second coat at night...

then I applied 2 coats of Rustoleum chalkboard paint same way..

As per instructions...after painting I waited for 3 days to write.....You can see all the chalk dust on door because I condition the surface by rubbing chalk piece on sideways...

here is the fun before and after...
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for the first time painting...I find it super easy and ready to have fun with more paints...

Because we are having so much fun with it here is one more pic with happy face :) I use top part to write lil msgs or mostly grocery list and bottom part is being used by my son.

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And here is ill bin I use to store chalkboard on counter so we have chalks ready when we need to wrie.

So are you a chalkboard fan like me?have any fun chalkboard in the house or inspired to create one? 


  1. What a great idea and what a cute little one!! I have yet to try chalkboard paint, but I know my children would love it. Thanks for stopping by!!

  2. Hey Nayana this is great. Loved your idea of painting a whole door. L'il one is looking so happy.

  3. Hi Nayana, what a beautiful idea. Wish I had seen this when my lil one was lil :)

  4. The chalkboard door turned out great! It really adds character to the kitchen - and your handsome artist couldn't be happier!

  5. Your chalkboard door looks great and the lil one looks so eager to get into action.

  6. Nayana, your chalk painted door looks fantastic!!! I LOVE how it opens up a creative space in your kitchen. Such a happy little one at the end of your post too. Thanks for sharing it at Silver Pennies Sundays! x

  7. FABULOUS! I'm sure your little one totally agrees.

  8. You all make my day. Thanks a lot!

  9. What a great idea! Perfect for that little one. I bet it keeps him entertained for hours. I taught little ones in school. Drawing on the chalkboard was always a treat. '-)

  10. Wow this is such a lovely blog. Love the idea of the Chalkboard door.

  11. How fun is this and he is such a cutie. I love it. Thanks for joining TTT. Hgus, Marty

  12. What a great idea! It looks like everyone is enjoying it, too. :) Thanks very much for stopping by. You have a lovely blog.

  13. Totally loved this idea.. and am going to try it too... :)

  14. I love this idea! My kids would love it even more :) Just hopping over from Thrifty Decor Chick today!

    mandy@ The Hankful House

  15. What a double purpose door, I recommend your site to the readers.

  16. Absolutely fantastic idea.Need to search suitable place for my chalkboard.

  17. This is a great idea, amazing stuff Nayana !


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