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Colorful Chalkboard Menu

Americana® Clear Chalkboard Coating

Colorful Chalkboard Menu
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Colorful Chalkboard Menu

designed by Micaela Spiggle

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

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Learn more about Americana® Clear Chalkboard Coating.


Americana Decor® Chalky Finish™ Paint

  • Delicate (ADC11)
  • Escape (ADC20)
  • Everlasting (ADC01)
  • Innocence (ADC05)
  • Refreshing (ADC13)
  • Relic (ADC28)
  • Remembrance (ADC23)
  • Smitten (ADC08)
  • Treasure (ADC19)

Chalkboard Products

  • Americana® Clear Chalkboard Coating (DS107)

Other supplies

  • 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 (from round object such as lid)


NOTE: Let dry completely between painting steps.

  1. Make sure the cabinet door is clean and dust free.
    Step 0 Example
  2. Using a 2" flat brush and Relic, paint the outside border of the door.
    Step 1 Example
  3. Using a #10 flat brush, paint the inner border of the cabinet door with Everlasting.
    Step 2 Example
  4. Using a ruler and pencil, measure off the middle of the cabinet into seven different sections, leaving a smaller eighth section at the bottom.
    Step 3 Example
  5. Using painter's tape, tape off the borders and lines that were previously drawn on.
    Step 4 Example
  6. 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.
    Step 5 Example
  7. 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.
    Step 6 Example
  8. 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.
    Step 7 Example
  9. 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.
    Step 8 Example
  10. 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.
    Step 9 Example
  11. Using a #1 liner brush, begin filling in the stenciled-on letters and design with Everlasting.
    Step 10 Example
  12. Use a #1 liner brush and Everlasting to paint each day of the week initial.
    Step 11 Example
  13. 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.
    Step 12 Example
  14. Use a #1 liner brush and Everlasting to paint the decorative swirl. Rinse brush.
    Step 13 Example
  15. Add a coat of Clear Chalkboard Coating vertically on the middle part of the cabinet door only. Let dry one hour.
    Step 14 Example
  16. Once dry, add another layer of Clear Chalkboard Coating going horizontally across the middle of the cabinet door.
    Step 15 Example
  17. 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.
    Step 16 Example
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