I am trying to work my way through my stash of stuff. Isn’t it amazing how the garage can be empty one day and then it seems overnight it is bursting at the seams. So I bought this cabinet door so long ago with the thought it looks like shiplap and I would make a sign. Fast forward and finally, I am ready to show you how to create a sign and a blackboard from a door.
The cabinet door had holes where the hardware was. The holes are easily taken care of with wood filler. I had to decide which side to use to paint and stencil “Dream” on it.
That is when I decided to make a reversible sign. The size of the door seems perfect to be able to change back and forth.
RIGHT SIDE OF DOOR
Paint the door white. On the right side, I taped off the ends and painted the middle with chalkboard paint. Make that 3 coats of chalkboard paint.
To give it a little more personality I painted the little groves with craft paint. I alternated with blue, green and yellow. And do you see the curve that is the door handle? It is a perfect spot to hold the chalk! Speaking of blackboards, you can also make one from a mirror. Plus I show you how to season it, which is important.
WRONG SIDE OF DOOR
I decided the wrong side of the door looked pretty good. So obviously, I needed to do something with it. I used a stencil to write “Dream”. The yellow, blue and green are alternated, just to add to the fun personality.
HOW TO HANG IT
For the hanger, it needed something different. I took 3 strips of fabric and tacked them together. Then the end was knotted. The fabric was braided and the other end knotted. I cut each end to make fringe.
When I decide how I wanted to hang this I looked through my stash of knobs. I found a yellow knob and a green one. The fabric I had has those colors so that inspired the color choices.
A pilot hole was drilled on either side on the top of the door. The knob was screwed into the door. Before it is secured to the door, thread a piece of embroidery thread and stitch it by the knot. Wrap it around the hardware, securing it. Repeat on the other side.
That is how to create a sign and a blackboard from a door. I can see it in a child’s room, can’t you? But it will work anywhere. Don’t you think so?
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