About The River

Tuesday, November 3, 2020

A Chalk Board Door


Hello Friends, 

Today I am going to share with you about a project I did this summer. My husband built me the door you see below for my garden shed.


The inside of the homemade door was a simple piece of chip board. I had an idea of making it a chalk board door.


I started with Kilz. I painted two coats of the Kilz on to the chip board.

Next I used Chalkboard Black paint, I painted three coats of the chalkboard paint on to the chip board.



I enjoyed using the Rust-oleum brand. It painted on the chip board well and I was pleased with the results.


I wondered how it would work to write on the DIY chalkboard door, well it was smooth as can be. The chalk also erased well. I am very pleased with my "new inside door".

I plan on changing the quotes each month. Do you have a favorite quote you would like me to share on my chalkboard door? 



"Earth laughs in flowers."

Ralph Waldo Emerson 


  1. I love your smart idea of the chalkboard door.
    Off the top of my head, what came to me is "Bloom where you're planted"."Be the best you can be".

    Stay safe and well.
    Hugs, Julia

  2. That was a great idea Carla. Look forward to seeing which quotes you choose.

  3. Carla, I love your cute door. To write an upbeat saying on it is so fun and clever. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

  4. Oh my gosh, I love this! How on earth did you think of it? Now I am looking around to find where I can do this, since we do not have a garden. And I love you told us what brand you used, I would get the RustOleum as well. It looks awesome!

  5. When I buy my own house I plan to paint the door either pink or pale purple

  6. "what are you going to do? Buy it when you are 90?"

  7. Oh Carla this is too cute. I love the door in yellow and the chalk board is super cute. Have a great day today. xoxo Kris

  8. I like the colour of the door.

    All the best Jan

  9. Omigosh, that door is adorable from inside and outside!! Love the style and color, so sweet!


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