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Chalkboard Door


While remodeling my children's room and dining room I decided to maximize space and create a space for them to color, create and encourage their creativitiy - a chalkboard door. I noticed that most of my walls were marked up with crayons or markers despite being washable, so I thought this would be a great way to compromise with the kids while saving the walls (the chalk doesnt show on the walls and wipes off easily if it does!). Besides the kids using it I also find myself writing grocery lists, motivational quotes, reminders, and even a reward chart for good behavior I can modify as much as I need. I also love that since the door is dark it really hides away dirt, stains around the knob or scuff marks that usually happen with a lighter door. 

Design Inspiration

My children's drawing and living in a small space. 

Decorating Style

Modern, ecclectic, and vintage. 

Project Details

I picked up the can of chalk paint at Home Depot. You can also customize the color by buying a chalk additive you can mix into any can of colored paint. 

Favorite Items

The door


My tip for painting -  make sure the trim and floor is very well covered to avoid the black from spreading. For walls with a very light base like white do at least 2-3 coats.


Frauline Melfi

Monday 16th of April 2012

I have always loved chalkboards in nurseries, but my husband thinks they look messy, so I have to cross that out. This is also the first time I have seen a chalkboard door. Cool!