Monday, August 9, 2010

Pantry Door Reveal!

Remember this door?

~very ho hum & boring~

It takes up such a large portion of our small dining
room, that I've been trying to come up with ways to
make it an asset, instead of such an eyesore. 

Here are a couple of my ideas:

The first idea was using one side of the sweet
french doors I've had tucked away for quite awhile
for the perfect place, but it was too big and just
wouldn't work. 

The second idea came after I found
the most beautiful vintage screen door at the swap
meet, but again, WAY to big...

Finally, #3 and the solution!
(Isn't the third try usually a charm)?


~Yes, it's our pantry~

~plain jane flat hollow door~


~ I pulled out my paintbrushes~

...and the chalkboard paint!

~Now it's becoming a 3 panel door~

~a little damp, but you get the idea~

~ Our new and improved door~

Loving our new chalkboard door,
it's wonderful for grocery lists
as well as a fabulous
menu board!


The grandkiddos thought it was
so much fun!

It's something you might want
to think about if you have
a troublesome area
and a little chalkboard
paint nearby!

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Always, Debbie~


marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh what a wonderful and creative solution. I love it. Great idea. Hugs, Marty

Decorchick! said...

Love it Debbie!!! Chalkboards are just fabulous!

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

Fabulous!! I love it, thank you so much for you visit! Enjoying your blog!

A Cottage Muse said...

Love it!!

Prior said...

Way to go!!! It is so great now!!!

Deanne said...

That's great, I would love to do that with my pantry doors, unfortunately they have vertical grooves in them.

stefanie said...

claps for you!!! its great!

TheSmithHotel said...

Great way to make a boring door fun! Love it!


Crystal said...

Great idea! It looks wonderful!

NanaDiana said...

LOVE it! What a great idea. It really does look like a paneled door now, doesn't it? I'd say you did good!!!! Diana

raggygirlvintage said...

Fab idea, practical and so much fun too!

Uncovered Ruby said...

That looks great!! What I love about it are your choice of letters for 'pantry', they really dress it up and give it character along with the chalk board paint.
GREAT IDEA!!! Lisa ;-)

Susan (My Place to Yours) said...

Good thing you went with "third time's a charm" rather than "three strikes and you're out!" LOL Seriously, it's a great solution; no longer and eyesore -- AND it's functional!

Cheryl~ZanyMayd said...

Perfect Solution ~ Now That Is Clever!

Susie~From My Home To Yours said...

Cool it! Just wish I had a pantry door now!

Kathy said...

I think this is a terrific idea! So creative and I can see grandkids loving it! You did an absolutely marvelous job,

Rebecca said...

This door turned out amazing! How clever! Happy WW

Blue Ridge Altered Art said...

How cute is that!!! Great solution. ~~Sherry~~

Cozy.Cottage.Cute. said...

Wow, what a difference a little chalkboard paint makes!

Your lettering turned out so well...

Have you ever tried the chalk pens at Michaels? They're awesome!

Marie said...

What an amazing transformation! I LOVE IT!!! You're one talented lady, glad to find our blog. Stopping by from White Wednesday.

Heaven's Walk - said...

Hey Debbie! What a great idea! It really looks 3D from your photos, too! Definitely a change for the better! Happy WW!

xoxo laurie@heavens-walk

Claire de Lune said...

Very Cool!! What a HUGE difference that paint job makes and you're right 3rd time is always charm.

Great Post!

Gayle said...

Wonderful project! Chalkboards are great!

Sandy at Teacup Lane said...

A great way to turn a boring door into a show stopper! Thanks for sharing.

Tracy's Trinkets and Treasures said...

What a change you made to your pantry door. It looks so good.

Ms Bingles Vintage Christmas said...

Oh, how creative!
I love it! Love it!
Thank you for sharing!

Alison said...

Great idea - fun too.

AshTreeCottage said...

I don't like those plane front doors either. You have turned a liability into an asset. Great job!!

Susan and Bentley

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

This is Lovely :-) I am hosting a jewelry giveaway on my blog. Would love for you to visit.

Makeup By LisaMarie said...

I love this!! I have our basement door in the kitchen and did the same thing but used green chalk board paint left over from the kids play room! I love it!! & people leave us little notes when they come to visit!!! very cute!!

small corner computer desk said...

Great idea! This looks wonderful!

Milliscent Morgan said...

Actually I wanna try to do the same thing regarding on Pantry Doors for the new out come of one of my door in the kitchen. Hope I can do it well. Thanks for this idea.