Back in December I listed a dozen projects that I wanted to complete in 2015. I actually got a jump start on it and got this one done after Christmas, but am just getting around to showing it off now: THE PAINTED PANTRY DOOR!
I gave it a light hand sanding and then used some interior latex in a semi gloss on it. I used chalkboard paint on the upper door inset. If I had wee ones still I would have painted the lower inset as well, but I am not bending over or squatting to write on it so I left it blue. I did give the blue paint a light distressing so some of the original white shows through around the door inset edges.
And what do we write on the chalkboard? I am now keeping a weekly menu, which the family loves and so do I--helps me to plan it out, get the groceries I need, plan which days we won't be home because of sports. And we keep a grocery and Costco list. In the past the family told me things throughout the week that we needed and I supposedly kept a running list in my head. This is so much better: they write it on the list and then I transfer it to a post-it before I head out shopping. No more forgotten items--yay!
The pop of color and added organization from having a chalkboard in a convenient location is a perfect and easy kitchen update. And, that fact that project number one is checked off the list is even better!