Colorful Chalkboard Menu

Colorful Chalkboard Menu

Posted by DecoArt on May 13th 2015

Let 'em know what's cooking with a cabinet door turned into a colorful kitchen chalkboard.


    • water container
    • palette or plastic plate
    • paper towels
    • tracing paper
    • transfer paper
    • scissors
    • ruler
    • 2" flat brush
    • 3/4" flat brush
    • #10 flat brush
    • Contac® paper
    • Sharpie® marker
    • 1" painter's tape
    • #1 liner brush
    • cosmetic sponges
    • pen or pencil
    • wooden cabinet door
    • circle template



    Let dry completely between painting steps.

    1. Make sure the cabinet door is clean and dust free.
    2. Instruction #1
    3. Using a 2" flat brush and Relic, paint the outside border of the door.
    4. Instruction #2
    5. Using a #10 flat brush, paint the inner border of the cabinet door with Everlasting.
    6. Instruction #3
    7. Using a ruler and pencil, measure off the middle of the cabinet into seven different sections, leaving a smaller eighth section at the bottom.
    8. Instruction #4
    9. Using painter's tape, tape off the borders and lines that were previously drawn on.
    10. Instruction #5
    11. Use a 3/4" flat brush and paint in each of the sections with different colors: Remembrance, Treasure, Smitten, Delicate, Escape, Refreshing, and Innocence. (See photo for placement.) Fill in small section at the bottom with Relic. Rinse brush in between coats and at the end.
    12. Instruction #6
    13. Using a round object, trace a circle with a marker onto Contac paper and cut out with scissors. Use Contac paper circle as a pattern to fill in matching colors of adjoining stripe. Use a new cosmetic sponge for each color.
    14. Instruction #7
    15. Center and place the "Menu" pattern on the top of the door. Trace and transfer the pattern using a pen or pencil and the tracing and transfer papers.
    16. Instruction #8
    17. Place the decorative swirl pattern on the bottom of the cabinet door; trace and transfer with a pencil or pen and the tracing and transfer papers.
    18. Instruction #9
    19. Place the letter pattern for the days of the week pattern on each of the circles and trace and transfer with a pencil or pen and the tracing and transfer papers.
    20. Instruction #10
    21. Using a #1 liner brush, begin filling in the stenciled-on letters and design with Everlasting.
    22. Instruction #11
    23. Use a #1 liner brush and Everlasting to paint each day of the week initial.
    24. Instruction #12
    25. Dab the handle end of a paintbrush into Everlasting and begin dotting the circumference of the circle. To get the same size dot every time, repeat this step between every dot made.
    26. Instruction #13
    27. Use a #1 liner brush and Everlasting to paint the decorative swirl. Rinse brush.
    28. Instruction #14
    29. Add a coat of Clear Chalkboard Coating vertically on the middle part of the cabinet door only. Let dry one hour.
    30. Instruction #15
    31. Once dry, add another layer of Clear Chalkboard Coating going horizontally across the middle of the cabinet door.
    32. Instruction #16
    33. Follow label instructions for drying time and then, using the side of a piece of chalk, condition the chalkboard surface by rubbing over the entire chalkboard area. Erase.
    34. Instruction #17


    "MTWTF" Pattern
    Decorative Swirl Pattern
    "menu" Pattern