I (like many of you) currently have a love of chalkboards. I even have a whole Pinterest board dedicated to them!!! They are so versatile and add such a cute charm to most spaces. I knew I wanted to add one to the kitchen cabinets as soon as they were finished, and so I got it done as soon as I could.
I made a template from paper and used it to trace onto a piece of thin masonite from the hardware store. Then hubby used a little saw and cut it out for me. A little sanding on the edges and it fit almost perfectly into the recessed panel of the cabinet. Then a applied 3 coats of Rustoleum's black chalkboard paint with a foam roller. Right now it stays in just fine with a little friction, but if I ever need to, I'll add a little bit of velcro to keep it in. I didn't want to paint the chalk paint directly onto the cabinet because doing the fancy chalkboard art lettering is much easier on a horizontal surface. Plus, this way I haven't done anything permanent to the cabinetry.
I know I have a long way to go in practicing my lettering, but I still love the way it turned out and it is already proving to be a much used feature in the kitchen.
If you want to see the whole kitchen makeover reveal click here!