Not to be defeated and REALLY wanting a chalkboard pantry door, I took to pinterest to find a solution.
1 cup of latex paint
- any shade and any finish
foam brush / roller
fine grit sander
Truth, it is REALLY that easy!!!
Seriously, mix together, paint a few thin coats, bam, DONE!
The directions I found said to sand between each coat, I only did if I noticed an uneven area between coats. When I was finished I did it a very quick once over with a sanding block.
Condition your new chalkboard by rubbing the side of a piece of chalk over the surface.
One of the most wonderful things about this, for me, was that I could use any paint I had on hand and had the ability to make it any color I wanted.
Here is our door, most often used for tic-tac-toe games amongst friends. This was one of our first house projects when we moved in, still love it, so much so I am trying to convince the big guy to let me make our largest kitchen wall chalkboard, so far I am failing.
That gold, brass, hideousness of a knob is getting the boot soon, stay tuned!