December 31, 2011

Repurposed Cabinet Panel Chalkboard

Happy New Year to everyone!

I thought I'd make my last post of 2011 one of my very first repurposed/recycled projects that got my creative wheels turning and inspired me to start this blog this summer-I can't believe it's been 6 months since I started! It has been an adventure!

There's this amazing non-profit store in my area called Scrap 4 Art, where you can fill up a large bag of donated scrap items for only $6. (If you are a teacher, everything is free! )

They had these forgotten about cabinet door panels waiting for some creative reuse and I bought a few, with the idea to paint them into chalkboards.

Here is one of my favorites that doubles as a chalkboard and message board--thumbtacks can be pushed into the cork section with a reminder note, list or photo.

Here's how I made this chalkboard: 
 -First I painted the middle section with chalkboard paint. 

-After that was dry, I used painter's tape and plastic to cover and protect the entire chalkboard section from the next step of spray painting.

-Then I spray painted the framed area. (I used a Rustoleum color called Paprika).

- After everything was dry, I hot glued the corks onto the side. To finish, I nailed a picture frame hook to the back. 

Well, I guess this sums up the first 6 months of ReMadeSimple--it has been a thrill to share with the world and get inspired and connect with other bloggers out there!

I sat down today and wrote out some creativity goals for myself and I am excited to share some new craft ideas and recipes, money saving tips and furniture and room revamps with you in 2012!

Have a safe and blessed New Year!

Linking up with these parties and this party.


  1. Cute! That color is great! I would love for you to link up at our party going on now.

  2. Looks fantastic!!! I would not ever say that color is a fav...but I am ALWAYS drawn to that color when I pick up or make things for my house!

  3. This is a nice piece, I love the color choice, it should come in handy for jotting notes. Thanks for sharing! Wishing you a Happy 2012! All The Best, Loretta

  4. Happy New Year - what an amazing 6 months!

  5. Thanks everyone! This color was one of my favorites for a long time, but I am planning on painting it a different color-maybe yellow? or simply white?

  6. Oh My! We NEED a store like that in my town. So jealous. Plus I'm addicted to chalk boards. Really.:)

  7. Love it! Looking forward to seeing more of your creativity in 2012, Kristina! :)


  8. cute!! love the corks on the side, too!!

  9. this turned out so neat. I LOVE the idea that you can pin things on the corks!

    I’m having a link party on my blog today if you want to come over and share this I’d be just tickled pink! Here’s the link if you’re interested! Happy New Year, Maria

  10. Loving this project! So glad I found you on Polly Want A Crafter! New follower :)


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