Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Creating Chalkboard Cabinet Doors from Habitat Restore

Our local Habitat Restore has stockpiles of new and used cabinet doors priced at $1 each.  Yep - one buck!  So, now, I have a little stockpile of my own....
Here is an example of new ones.  I started by sanding, then priming, so the paint (Benjamin Moore Paradise Valley) would not chip so easily.  Then, using my Purdy XL cub brush, I painted the center with chalkboard paint.  I adore this brush - I didn't use any painter's tape!  Who doesn't love a good shortcut???
Then, I used one of my new favorite machines I just discovered at our plant to drill holes for the knobs.  A very old but amazing drill press!  You will be seeing more work with this baby.  It has made my life so much easier!  It can hold just about any drill bit I want to use - and drills it straight!  Oh - I think I'm in love :)
Added these knobs I found at half price from Hobby Lobby - they were $1.50 each.  Now, a peek at some of my projects with the cabinet doors I have been accumulating.  (That's a nicer word than hoarding maybe?)
Lots of Works In Progress going on around here.  Hope to share more soon!
As always, I am so thankful you stopped by!  


  1. Hi Mimi!

    I just love all those bright colors... especially the knobs!

    These are such cute little chalk/memo/magnetic boards... the ways to use the doors are just endless.

    Thanks for sharing this at my weekly party!

    xoxo Bunny Jean
    Wednesday's Bunny Hop Party!

  2. Mimi, your creations are adorable!! I can't wait to check out more.

  3. Mimi, your creations are adorable!! I can't wait to check out more.

  4. Hmmm...a drillpress huh? Cute ideas, love the wire inset!


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