DIY Kitchen: Easy & Cute Menu & Reminder Board

PhotobucketI am still working on updating my kitchen. One of the things I did that I am the most excited about is the the menu and message board on the pantry door. It took very little time and money to create it.

All you need is chalkboard paint and paint foam roller.. I got both of these at my local Walmart for about $19.

To get started I  scrubbed the pantry door until it was completely clean. I allowed it to dry completely and then got started. I painted on the first coat and waited for it to dry. After it had dried (about an hour) I did the second coat. I did a total of 3 coats on this door.

I followed the directions on the can about prepping the surface and waiting to use the board. Each brand may be different so be sure your read the directions carefully before use. After one week it was completely ready!

I use it to keep my weekly menu up and I leave the bottom section for the kids. This may be love notes, reminders, meal requests, lunch ideas  or just a drawing.


  • Shanna Uptergrove

    Loving this idea- I may have to do this to my laundry room closet doors!

  • sandy weinstein

    this is a great idea, i used to do something similar for my mother to remind her to take her pills and what dr appmts she had for the week.

  • Brandi H

    This is a great idea!!! We don’t have a pantry but I have a wall I would love to do this on.

  • Christina Gould

    Clever idea. Thanks for the info!

  • JoAnn Brightman

    Clever idea; an I may copy it

  • susan

    What a great use of space and awesome idea!

  • Erika

    What a great idea! Very easy! Wish I had a pantry door near the kitchen:(

  • jenn

    I would love to do this inside my pantry, i found a recipe to make the chalkboard paint on pinterest but im not sure if its worth it cost wise

  • Tammy S

    I love this idea! I could save tons of paper by doing this.

  • I love this idea! Now I need to convince my husband on this idea. It won’t be too hard.

  • Crystal Epperson

    I SO need one of these! Great idea!

  • Leslie Galloway

    what a great (and cheap) idea!!