The doors in our basement looked like this.
Perhaps because I painted 5 of the doors upstairs before we admitted defeat and had them all replaced. Or because I painted all the new doors with one coat before they were hung and still have to paint each one with another coat, well, I couldn't bring myself to paint these basement doors white. Painting them with chalkboard paint however sounded kinda fun. Chalkboard paint is thin and although it takes a few coats it feels quick and easy.
So, after about three coats on each
So much nicer and I love the charcoal color of the paint against the white and soft grey!
I decided to get a little fancy and write laundry on this door since it leads to... that's right, the laundry area! The other door leads to the part of our basement where all all our random stuff lives and it is pretty much a horror show at all times in there. I wasn't sure what to write on that door. "Work room", "Storage" My husband wanted me to write "Snakes! Keep out!" Keep in mind this will all be scribbled over (at least the lower portion) by our little one. So, I left it blank for now. I'm going to make some sort of little felt pocket that will hang on the door to hold chalk so he can grab a piece and scribble anytime the mood hits him.
Two doors down, eleven to go! Oh, that sentence makes me want to weep! If you'd like to see more of our basement transformation you can check it out here. Hope it was a nice weekend. The northeast is having a seriously mild winter and I for one am a fan!!
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