postheadericon Desk drawers to chalk boards

A while ago I found an old junky desk in the storage yard at work and it had 2 door faces with cup drawer pulls.  This was the perfect opportunity to test out a craft I pinned on pinterest.  I am pleased with the results.  I will say though that a little prep goes a long way and I did not prep at all.  I also did not take any pictures of the "process".  Only the before and after.  My apologies.  I will try to explain as best I can how I did it.


Drawer face
Small can of chalk board paint (or make your own)
Tester size paint sample (got mine at Home Depot for $3)
Several paint sponge brushes

Step 1: I sanded the entire front and sides with a fine grain sand paper.  If I were more proactive step 1 should have been to remove the door handles

Step 2:  I first painted the sides and the center trim with my paint sample.  It came with a paint brush inside that worked just fine. Again, if I were more proactive I would have taped off the borders before painting to insure straight lines.  Shoulda, coulda, woulda, right?

Step 3: Paint the remaining area with 2 coats of chalkboard paint.  Let dry for 1 hour between coats and then overnight for the last coat

Step 4: Prep the chalk board for writing by taking a white piece of chalk and turning it on it's side and coloring in the entire board and then wiping it of.  It will make the writing much smoother. 

Again, I must say I really wish I would have taken more time to prep the boards before diving in but I didn't so this is the end result.  I am happy with how they look.  I like that the cup pulls will be used to store the chalk.  What will you try to add chalkboard paint to?


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I am a full time mother and full time office manager. I love both but yearn to be home more with my girls. They, along with my husband, are my life. I love spending time with them...


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