Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Habitat for Humanity Home Center
I love a great repurposing project, today I am going to share with you how I am repurposing cabinet doors. I love the idea of turning something that could possibly be trash into something new. We jumped right back into our groove of homeschooling last week, summer is not officially over but since we will be on vacation in September we decided to incorporate a year round schedule. I now have a 7th grader, preschooler, and toddler. All three are doing schooling each day. My preschooler is a very visual learner he is taking after me in that he enjoys a schedule. I wanted to give him his own space to keep track of what he needed to work on for the week, something that was easy to understand and in his face rather than in a folder.
I picked up a few items at my local Habitat Home Center for this project. The cabinet door$5 (in perfect condition) and knobs $.25 each from Habitat Home Center.
I had paint handy from other projects I had previously done, the chalkboard spray paint is my all time favorite by the way. I found the clips with flat backs for $2 at Walmart.
I gave the cabinet door a quick sanding with a piece of sand paper and then two coats of chalkboard spray paint. Let it dry in the sun 8 hours and then brought it in to finish up. I have these amazing chalkboard ink pens which are more like a marker and wipe off with a wet rag. I then went to town personalizing the cabinet door for weekday to do’s. I took my hot glue gun, spaced out the clips and knobs and glued them down to the cabinet door.
It turned out way better than I imagined. I love that I can clip busy work, homework or daily important papers for the appropriate day. The knobs are perfect for hanging just about anything. I could have drilled holes and made the clips and knobs sturdier, but for what I am using them for they won’t be getting a lot of weight.
Want to join me in the #donttrashit initiative. From July 25th through August 8th, 2013 you can shop any Habitat Home Center and make your own D.I.Y project with materials from Habitat Home Center.
First place winner $100 gift certificate to the Habitat Home Center.
Second place winner $75 gift certificate to the Habitat Home Center.
Third place winner $50 gift certificate to the Habitat Home Center.
About Habitat Home Centers
Habitat for Humanity of San Antonio owns and operates the Habitat Home Centers located at 311 Probandt, 5482 Walzem and 8125 Meadow Leaf. The Habitat Home Centers are home improvement thrift stores that sell both new and used home improvement materials to the public; they also take in donated items from businesses and individuals. All proceeds from sales in these stores help Habitat for Humanity of San Antonio. To make donations please call 210-223-3647.