Last year, someone gave me a bunch of used kitchen cabinet doors from a recycling project. They languished in the snow and rain all winter, and started coming apart at the seams.
I suddenly had a brainstorm, which is usually how my projects start. A tiny can of chalkboard paint was the other catalyst.
There were two styles of doors in this collection; one type had a thin piece of board with the frame of the door around it, the other one the middle part of the door was thicker, but it had a scalloped out part all around.
So, I chose two of the former type, that were the same size.
They have European hinges on, which usually means they have a large depression drilled into the back of the door, which fortunately, won't show.
The finish on them is kind of peeling and weathered, so I brushed off the loose parts with a wire brush.
I took off the remaining parts of the European hinges that were still on the doors.
Then the outer frame of the doors got a rustic paint job in white craft acrylic, after a quick sanding to remove any more loose varnish or dust.
What would one of my projects be without a twig? I found one to use as the handle/hinge of the sandwich board so it would stand up.
I wired it on with tie wire, which is one of my favorite ways to attach things together.
Now this rustic chalk board can stand on its own two feet; displayed at the end of the driveway to welcome visitors, or in the kitchen to announce a menu, this is the perfect accent for your rustic home decor.