Part of the renovations for the house involved creating a entrance from the kitchen through to the scullery. The challenge was that the scullery was a previous extension to the house, so the door frame was through what was originally an external wall (280mm thick).
To compound things we din’t actually want a door through to the scullery as it was nicely hidden away round the corner. As a result we ended up with a rather large imposing opening which frankly looked a bit odd.
So my lovely wife came to rescue with the idea of turning it into a chalk board – come shopping list. I admit I was skeptical at first but once the frame was painted with chalk board paint (water based PVA) it looked stunning. It also is surprisingly practical – when I need to go shopping a simply take a picture with my cell phone and I am good to go.
I have included some pics below to give you an idea of how it looks – the lintel (top part) I use for recording my rainfall figures until I get time to capture them in a spreadsheet.
Chalk board Door Frame