A family blackboard

You might remember the adamant statement that our pantry door was temporary… or the dilemma over finding a replacement? Well after months of saved search emails from Trademe with no appropriate doors forthcoming, we’ve decided to embrace the solid sliding door and turn it into something a little more functional and fun for all the family.

A blackboard!

While the design and build of this pantry was underway I had many Mr Negatives saying “oh you’ll never even close the door anyway”, which I just smiled at and thought “of course I will, I don’t want anyone to see my messy pantry!” But I have to admit they were right. It’s just easier, and lets the light in. Still, it’s nice to know I can shut it when royalty comes for dinner.

So here’s the door ready for it’s makeover:

I have gone off masking tape but decided it was vital for this project of painting black chalkboard paint in such close proximity to a finished white door frame!

And here is the first coat, which as expected with a dark colour was a bit patchy:

And then the little one enjoying it once finished!

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