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Hey friends! 🙂 We’ve been on the cooler side for this time of year in Nor Cal, but we’re supposed to hit the 80-90 degree range over the next few days. I loved all the rain we got over our winter season (and we really needed it!) but I’m ready for some warmer weather! To celebrate it finally warming up around here, I made this DIY clipboard made from a cabinet door to share with you! 🙂
Here’s what you’ll need for the project:
- A cabinet door (mine measures 13″ x 16″, but you can use whatever size you like)
- Metal Clipboard Clips by Tim Holtz Idea-ology, 2 per Pack, 3-Inch, Antique Nickel Finish where to buy
- 2 8mm wood screws in bronze
- FolkArt Home Decor Chalk Furniture & Craft Paint in Sheepskin where to buy
- FolkArt Home Decor Wax, Antiquing where to buy
- FolkArt Home Decor Wax, Clear where to buy
- FolkArt Home Decor Chalk and Wax Brushes where to buy
- Krud Kutter Prepaint Cleaner where to buy
- 150 grit sandpaper where to buy
- Lint free cloths
I bought the cabinet door for $2 at the Habitat For Humanity ReStore. I love that place – it is a repurposer’s paradise! 🙂
I cleaned the cabinet door with the Krud Cutter, then applied two coats of the chalk paint, letting it dry thoroughly after each coat.
Once the second coat of chalk paint was dry, I lightly distressed the cabinet door with 150 grit sandpaper.
I then applied the Antiquing wax by brushing it on in small areas, then immediately wiping off the excess wax with a clean, damp cloth. After leaving it dry thoroughly, I did the same thing with the Clear wax, only I let each area sit for a few minutes and then wiped off the excess with a clean, dry cloth.
Once the wax was completely dry, I attached the clipboard clip using the wood screws.
Now for the free printable! It says “hello spring” and it is 8 1/2″ x 11″ in PDF format. I had to trim it a bit to fit nicely on my clipboard. I printed it out on cardstock paper so it would lay flat.
Download the Hello Spring free printable here: Hello Spring Free Printable
Here’s a few more pics of the finished project:
I hope you enjoyed this project and free printable! If you have any questions or comments, please leave them in the comments section below!
Tim W. Lonctot says
My bride (Roxie) and I, of 20 years, just love this kind of look. I usually do not do this type of projects, but you made it so easy , I just cannot resist. Thank you so very much, I look forward to learning more projects with you.
You’re very welcome Tim! I’m glad my tutorial tempted you to try out these types of projects yourself! 🙂
HA! So cute! 🙂
I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/
Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!
Thanks so much Jess, and thanks for hosting! 🙂
What an inspired idea! I would have never thought of turning a cabinet door into a rustic clipboard but it turned out fantastically! Pinned!
Thanks so much Marie! 🙂
Michelle, I love how this turned out! Simple sign and beautiful color on the cabinet door – Love! Pinned to share 🙂
Thanks so much Laurie! 🙂
So cute, Michelle! Thanks for sharing @Vintage Charm–pinned!
Thanks so much Cecilia! 🙂 And thanks for hosting the link party!
Seems like a perfect way to make a “frame” – just add a picture and hang. Intend to try this soon.
Thanks so much Diane! 🙂