This is one of those projects that begs the question,
"What took me so long?"
Susan brought this cool old door to one of our tag sales at least a year ago. It pretty much went straight from her car to my car. I don't think it even made it into the house. I knew immediately that it would make a great chalkboard. I even had a spot all picked out for it. But then it just kind of got buried in my garage.
I loved the crusty brown paint and didn't want to completely cover that up. So I gave it a light sanding and just dry brushed it in a pretty shade of blue. Basically that meant just barely dipping the tip of the paint brush into the paint and brushing very lightly.
The center panel got three coats of chalkboard paint.
I sealed the blue with a coat of clear wax. And the chalkboard was seasoned by rubbing it all over with the side of a piece of chalk.
Don't you love the arched top?
And how about that knob and keyhole?
It really doesn't get much easier than that!
Seriously, I have no idea what took me so long!
This one is going to hang out at our townhouse.
At least I got it done well before football season!