Tuesday, October 27, 2009

French Country Chalkboard

What do you do with a plain steel door in your laundry/mud room?
The first thing I did was to use the same faux finish paint technique that I used on the walls on the door.  Next I decoupaged a rooster print that I found at Michael's onto the door. Then I created a chalkboard underneath by taping off the area and painting with chalkbaord paint.

I then cut some molding with a miter saw.

I painted the molding red, distressed the edges with sandpaper, and wiped on a dark stain.

I don't know if you can nail into a steel door, so I used PowerGrab to adhere the molding to the door.

Much better than a plain old door, don't you think?

I will be linking this to DIY Day at A Soft Place To Land, so go check out all of the other projects.


  1. This is simply gorgeous! Love it. I am inspired to do something similar to the recessed panel in my pantry. Love your blog.


  2. It is much better than a plain old door:) Good job!!


  3. Good girl... and super helpful tips! Thanks for sharing!!

  4. it is so cute! I love chalkboards. Since it is a metal door, it's also a magnet board, right? how cool is that!?

  5. Looks so cute and totally my style!