After giving my Vintage Chalkboard Suitcase a new look I seem to have gotten the itch to keep going with more of my dated furniture. This cabinet was originally in our main bathroom when the kids were growing up. It housed all the safe things like bandages, band-aids and cotton buds. So today I am sharing my repurposed chalkboard Medicine Cabinet and my free printable for you to use on one of your projects!
Repurposed Chalkboard Medicine Cabinet
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As much as I loved this cute teddy cabinet it was just sitting in my shed doing nothing but collecting dust bunnies after we moved into our house. So I decided to pull it out, dust it off and give it a much-needed update. I had been sent by my sweet blogging friend Leanne at Diva of DIY to try some of her chalk mix and thought that this would be a perfect project to try it! I have also used on my daughter French Script Side Table.
- Cabinet- This will work for any style of cabinet with or without an insert.
- Chalk Mix – I used a mix of Diva of DIY Chalk mix and mixed it into my own grey paint
- Paint Brush
- Sander with 120 grit sandpaper
- Americana Chalkboard Paint
- My FREE Bubble Printable– Please note this is for personal use only and NOT for commercial use.
- Transfer Paper
- Chalk Pen
- Americana Wax
Step 1– Pop out the insert of the door. If you don’t have an insert like my cabinet, use a rectangle placemat or something similar that has a nice shape and trace around making sure that you leave a border.
Step 2 – Give the insert or the rectangle area 2 coats of blackboard paint. Allow to dry.
Step 3 – After mixing up the chalk mix paint your cabinet with 2 coats. Make sure you tape off the area of blackboard paint before hand if you don’t have the pop out the insert. Allow to dry.
I made a quick video on how to mix up Diva of DIY Chalk Mix 🙂
Step 4 – Distress in the desired areas. Click here for some tips on how I have found the best way to distress furniture.
Step 5– Wax the entire cabinet ensuring not to get any wax on the chalkboard area because the wax will seal it and make it impossible to write on the blackboard with chalk.
Step 6 – Take a piece of chalk and rub it over the entire chalkboard because this seasons the board and makes it easier to write on the chalk. Wipe off with a damp cloth. Then using the transfer paper and the printable trace on the design. Furthermore, don’t press too hard because you don’t want to leave indents in the wood.
Step 8 – Go over the design using your chalk pen and pop the insert back in.
And then you’re all done and have a great place to keep and organise your bathroom supplies!
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