Friday, August 5, 2011

Another chalkboard upcycle idea

I have a thing for chalkboards lately. It's not so 'lately' because it's been an interest for at least 5 years. But, something about the function and form of a cute chalkboard really appeals to me.








I found some old cabinet doors for $1 about a year ago. And they've been waiting for some new clothes.  So, I painted the inside with chalkboard paint, and taped it off to paint the outside frame a cream color.



Then I added hardware I found on clearance at Anthro 4 years ago that were just waiting for a use.
  I needed a way to hang it, so I popped of the little pull tabs on these soup cans and screwed them into the back of the cupboard door.







At Anna's request, here are some pics of exactly how I screwed in the pull tabs and the drawer pull. On the back of the chalkboard, I took very short screws and screwed them into the small spot on the pull tab.




I did this on both sides. And put dry wall screws into the wall to hang it just like a picture. Before I hung it, though, I found a stud in the wall to center the chalkboard on, because I wanted to screw the drawer pull into a stud for more stability.
I got a long wood screw (about 4 inches) and found a stud. Then screwed in the long wood screw through the drawer pull and through the hole in the cupboard door where the original drawer pull was drilled.


 That way the screw would hold the chalkboard into a stud for more stability.




There it is. Another idea to keep you up at night.


--Summer

5 comments:

The Raxters said...

Love this! Can you explain the drawer pull part again or show a picture of the back? This is soooo pretty!

jomymother said...

Good tutorial Summer. Thanks

The Raxters said...

Yay! Thank You! I am going to try this one!

Jannie said...

Love it!

Summer said...

I'm glad you saw the additional comments I added to the post. I hope it cleared it up a little!