Since my husband and I moved to our first apartment together months ago, we've been in dire need of a coat/key rack by the door. We have a tiny apartment, and with
my hoarding tendencies the amount of craft and hobby supplies I have, I take up most of the closet space so we need to utilize every nook we can. I decided I would make a little key/coat rack for the items that we need to leave by the door and of course, I had to add a chalkboard! My husband needs it for daily reminders - he often blames me when he forgets. Check out how I made it!
- Cabinet door
- Americana Decor 'Primitive'
- Chalkboard Paint
- Painter's Tape
- Vintage Door Knobs
- Cup Pull
- Sawtooth Hanger
- Sandpaper or Hand Sander
- Silhouette Portrait (optional)
- Adhesive Vinyl
First you'll want to sand your cabinet door - just a light sanding will do to remove the dirt and grime that's settled on it specially if it's an old piece.
Paint the outside trim your preferred color - I used Americana Decor chalk paint in 'Primitive' as I loved the off-white color of it. Paint about two or three coats, letting it dry for a few minutes for each coat. What I love about chalk paint is that it dries much faster than acrylic or enamel paint!
Next, line the inside with painter's tape and paint the middle area with chalkboard paint. I went with a deep charcoal colored chalkboard paint by mixing my black chalkboard paint with a little bit of white. Let that dry.
Next, drill your hardware on. I eyeballed how they were spaced but I wanted a cup pull in the middle so I started from the middle and laid it out. Mark it with a pencil and drill a pilot hole before drilling your screws that would hold your hardware. Screw your hardware on.
Silhouette Portrait. Finally, use sawtooth hangers or command strips to hang the whole thing - and you are done!
Love how easy it was to make - Now I just have to think what to group it with for my front entrance. What do you usually group your key/coat rack with?