Tuesday, May 17, 2011

{ chalkboard door }

I finally got around to painting my interior garage door with chalkboard paint.  This icky door was in need of a lot of love.

But, now it's the perfect spot for:

visitors to show off their artistic abilities... 

showing off to your little bro that
you can write your name...

and every day ordinary kitchen business...

I even finally typed up my own grocery list template.  I've been wanting to do that for like, I don't know... FOREVER. 
 It sure does make life easier!

I got the idea for this here originally.   I tweaked it to fit my own shopping needs.  If you're interested, you could download mine *here, and make changes as necessary.  Easy peasy.
I also hung up these fun wire letters that I picked up from Urban Outfitters on clearance. 
They were $3 each! Score.

Now I love seeing this view as I zip out
the door for the day's activities.

* Google docs doesn't have any cool fonts, and they removed my formatted check boxes, so if you'd like my exact grocery list (editable), leave me a comment with your email, and I'll happily send it to you :)

**Update: I uploaded a PDF of my list too :)


CJ said...

Love it Rachel! Great idea. I love the menu board...I had a white erase one in my kitchen, but it was more of a pain than what it was worth. Cleaning it off was hellish. But a chalkboard may be right up my alley. Miss you sweets! Hope to chat with you soon.

Kristy said...

Crafty, of course! I think I love chalkboards as much as our kiddos do! Yes please, send me your grocery list!

Kristy - thevnest

Jessie said...

Looks Great!

elisabeth (bovagoods) said...

we have a "B" just like that! love those letters. i wish i had gotten more. please email me a copy of your grocery list! i really need that! the door looks amazing. i just love chalk board paint. our entire powder room, minus the white bead board, is painted in black chalk board paint. it's such a fun place to leave notes to each other. "wash your hands", "please flush", etc. fun!

elisabeth (bovagoods) said...

oh, and i love how lauren from pure style home, painted her refrigerator in black chalk paint. she couldn't afford a new frig. so they just painted the old one. brilliant!!!! seriously love that stuff.

Laura said...

This is a great idea. My pantry door could use this treatment. I love that Jack and Grant can play together while you are busy around the kitchen. Miss you guys!

Oh, and yes, please send me a copy of your list.


Lisa said...

Love Love Love before and afters. Looks G R E A T !!!!!!!!!!

Beth Mizzell said...

I love chalk board paint, and I love this idea! How do you use the grocery list? Just check off what you need to buy?

Rachel said...

Thanks, ladies! I'm so happy with how it turned out.

Beth-that's exactly right. Whenever I run out of something, I just check the box on my list. So easy!

iheartorganizing said...

Your project turned out just divine, I am so giddy excited that you adore it, that's the best feeling after a time investment like that!

Thanks so much for sharing!


Tammy said...

just downloaded your list ;)

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