A few weeks ago, I decided my boring storage cabinet needed an update. And not just any update. It needed bright blue chalkboards!!! And a cork board and a schedule.
|The outside of the cupboard, pre-Reno|
The first thing I had to do was quite boring. I had to take the backing off and fix one of the shelves that was in backwards (yes I may have a bit of OCD). Then I had to put the backing back on, with no nails poking through to the front.
Next I took the doors off and collected all my supplies. I choose a stunning bright blue paint- called cool cobalt. I just love the name.
|Ready, Set, Go|
After sanding the panels and taping the panels, I began painting. Since I could only find chalkboard paint in very dull boring colors, I chose to go with regular paint, and a clear chalkboard coating. It took 2 coats of the stunning blue, then 3 coats of the chalkboard coating. The chalkboard coating I got from Hobby Lobby.
|The doors drying away in my living room|
While the paint was drying, I installed a cork board panel to the back of the cabinet, as well as a dry erase weekly calendar. I organized my paper crafting goodies and shipping supplies on the top shelves. On the top of the cabinet are my photo supplies, bulkier display pieces that I use regularly, my toaster oven, and baby crock pot for pickling jewelry. On the lower shelves are my cricut, more beads, polymer clay supplies, metalworking supplies, and other odds and ends. I really need to go through the bins and organize and purge. In front of the cabinet you can see my craft table and my rolling storage cart full of beads and findings and supplies.
|My Little corner of the guest room.|
Here you can see an up close view of the cabinet, with the pretty blue doors, and the corkboard and planner along the back.
|My beautiful updated cupboard.|