The idea is to record on the outside of the cupboard everything that is inside and how many we have. Then as we use something we put a tick mark in the used column. When I re stalk the cupboards I will wipe off the numbers and start again. The chalk wipes off really nicely on the cupboards and I only had to do one coat. I love the finished product. They look so organized and feel so organized and I can know at a glance just what is inside.
Jun 22, 2010
Cupboard front revamp
In our laundry room we have these brownish metal cabinets. We use them for food storage. We have the majority of our food storage in our basement but we then bring up smaller quantities of the stuff we use the most to store in these. I am trying to get our food storage organized but one of my big problems is not remembering what we have and what I have used, plus when it comes time for making dinner I have to stand with all the cupboard doors open wondering what in the world I have that I could use to make dinner. So I have been trying to think of a way that I could use the cupboard doors (which are magnetic and metal) to make some sort of organizing system. This is what I came up with. I used Chalkboard spray paint. There is such thing as chalkboard paint in a can which probably would have worked great on this project and would have made less of a mess but I didn't have that and I was ready to do this project (p.s. please ignore the crap on top of the cupboards-that didn't disappear just because I got the actual cupboards organized). These cabinets do not disassemble in any way so I just taped off the sections I wanted to paint, covered everything below with towels, opened the windows, turned on the fans and painted. After the paint was dry I used a silver permanent marker and a ruler to section off the chalkboard. My sections include: Item, Have and Used.