I looked at Rit for some support, but he was walking away by now with his hands in the air to signify that I was on my own. Of course, I was not deterred, I was a woman with a plan.
Here’s what I did in 10 easy steps.
1 old wood screen door
1 large sheet of pasteboard
lots of white chalk
Step 1. Remove odd lattice work from the bottom of the screen door that shouldn’t have been there in the first place. (Now that’s weird.)
Step 6. Position pasteboard on back on door with blackboard side face down.
Step 8. Add hanging hardware and hang on the wall.
Step 10. Grab a piece of chalk, and create your masterpiece.
with the million+ chalkboard tut’s out there, this one is by far my favorite! love it!!!
Robin Johnson says
This is amazing! You should invite the lady over to take a look. Then she’ll know your not crazy! I love it.
I love it! What a fabulous idea! 🙂
That is so cool – can’t wait to finish my old screen door up.
Designs By Pinky says
This is FABULOUS!!!!!!!!! I love it! Now I am wondering where it will live in the new house? Same spot? XO, Pinky
Anita @ Cedar Hill Ranch says
Pinky, it’s at the ranch. I’ll keep it there.
denise...on a whim says
Laurie Ritchey says
I love this! laurie
Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage says
What a great piece! I love it! It looks terrific!
What is pasteboard? My husband and I are in the process of tearing down a 100 year old cabin and it has two screen doors! Struck gold! Can’t wait to make one of these.
So Cute!! I’m pinning. Is ‘paste board’ what we call ‘hard board’ up north? It looks like it in the picture…? Little Bit
Ann@A Sentimental Life says
Love it! and I have our old screen door on the porch of my cottage..may have to copy!
Linda@Coastal Charm says
Awesome idea you had here and it looks outstanding!!! Maybe you should invite her over for a cup of coffee:)
Kim @ Savvy Southern Style says
Oh, I love it. So cute and funny that the lady looked at you like you were crazy.
Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions says
I LOVE this, Anita! It looks so great above your couch, too. I could just see this also being used as a pantry door. What a great way to keep track of what you need to add to your shopping list.
What a great idea! I love decorating with chalkboard and this one is awesome. Blessings, Patti
Laura Joiner says
Love it- also love the white couch. Is that a converted baby bed? I have ours and would live to do something like that.
Laurel Stephens says
I cannot believe how perfect your screen door chalk board looks in this room over your sofa. What a great vision you had. I laughed at your description of your new soon to be neighbor when she heard what you had planned. My daughters tell me they can instantly tell which pins are mine on their Pinterest because it’s the only old stuff. Hah! Yes, it is!
Fanciful Ponderings says
Fantastic idea and it looks great!
Jenny Lynn says
Great way to use an old screen door. I love it! Best of all it looks great on the wall.
On Crooked Creek says
Some don’t have vision and creativity as you do, dear friend.
(For my response to the lady who didn’t get it!)
I L O V E it…perfect Scripture!!!
Thanks for sharing!!!
Cozy Little House says
Score! The oldies are always the best.
lynn cockrell says
That is some fabulous chalkboard, Anita. Love it! You did a wonderful job on building it. Thanks for sharing your amazing talent with your readers!
Now that is thinking outside of the box! LOVE this Anita looks great!
20 North Ora says
What a cute idea! And it fills up so much space!
Very, very, very cool! Love it and what a fun conversation piece- xo Diana
Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door says
Aren’t you clever! This turned out so cute! Love the story with the neightbor, too.
My Mom has a screen door in her garage that my daughter has laid claim to. Mom’s in NC. Daughter’s in CA. Not quite sure how or when she’s going to get it home but it’s her’s! 🙂
Anita @ Cedar Hill Ranch says
Karen, pasteboard is a light weight material that is lighter than particle board. I’m not sure how to describe it, but maybe you can ask for it at Lowes.
Meredith @ The Laundry Can Wait says
W-O-W. Amazing, Anita.
Botanic Bleu says
Now, can’t you just hear the stories that (1) the builder and (2) the older new neighbor have to tell their friends and family about this encounter?! 🙂 Shaking their heads and trying to explain (YOU) the eccentric (1) homeowner and (2) the new neighbor around the corner.
Love the idea and how it turned out!
Jana@Transformations From the Heart says
Looks great! I love taking old worn-out things and bringing new life back into them. I’ve also received those same looks that you did. Most of the time, I get them from my own hubby though.
It’s awesome, I’m pinning.
Wow, great idea and way to repurpose. I love this!
Think of a way to use the screen for a dry erase board, I don’t like the chalk dust that accumulates when erasing.
U have lots of super dooper ideas for re-purposing!
Sweet idea, Anita! Great way to recycle an old door. 🙂
Ramblings of a Southern Girl ~ Rhonda G says
Very cute!!! And I simply adore the white settee on the opposite side! 🙂
Dori at The Red Feedsack says
What a FUN idea. I love it. The problem I would have is that my handwriting is terrible, I’m not at all good at drawing…. wonder what I would write on it?! 🙂 Love it though. I especially love the white chalk paint with the red chipping through. ~ Dori ~
Kadee Willow says
Did you want the screen door… gesh!! Of course you did and with much enthusiasm! And I loved the part about the neighbor! How funny! Thanks for giving us another way to utilize doors. After all, one can never have too many of them!! LOL
Sherry @ No Minimalist Here says
Hi Anita, I love your new chalkboard. I had to laugh at your comment about the neighbor because I get the same look from people all the time! Thanks for joining the Open House Party and have a great weekend.
Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) says
You did a great job making over the old screen door. Some people just don’t get creative.
Anita @ Cedar Hill Ranch says
Laura, the white piece of furniture you see is not a baby bed, it’s a Swedish bed. It’s new not antique, but I think they were probably used as daybeds back in the day.
Jeanette@Creating A Life says
Genius, Anita. Love it! I sure wish someone would ask me if I want an old screen door!
That’s wonderful! I love the size – it makes such a statement!
Shannon Fox says
Just lovely. What a treasured find. Such wonderful luck to happen upon a vintage screen!