I was recently given a bunch of old cabinet doors and so I of course hit up Pinterest for some ideas to repurpose them. I'm still working on the really cool and fun projects so you'll have to wait for those. But I did make Kaylee a chalkboard today.
First I sanded the cabinet door. I recommend using a larger grit than 400 though, you really want to get the original stain off. I noticed that the areas I didn't sand well didn't hold the paint as well either. Maybe that's common knowledge...I am NO painter, that's for sure.
I allowed that to dry, took the tape off and started with my chalkboard paint from Joanns. In the past I have used chalkboard paint from Lowes and it painted on so smoothly. I bought this jar of FolkArt Chalkboard paint at Joanns because it was convenient. It was gloopy and took 4 coats (jar says 2 coats). This could be because I didn't sand well but I'll be sticking to my Lowes paint for future projects.
Lastly I used 2 picture hanging loopy screws (that's the official name for them right?) and twine to hang it on our backyard fence. This way we can bring it inside or place it on the front porch with a welcome message!