As someone who is becoming more comfortable in the kitchen, I found that I was constantly searching for my measuring cups/spoons and then inadvertently having to search Google for an equivalent measurement of some ingredient required. It was turning into a math quiz if I could remember how many ounces were in 4 cups! The answer is 32 oz.
I’ll be honest, it was actually the Mr. that came up with the suggestion of creating something inside the cabinet door to use as a reference. It was then my job to come up with a solution and making it actually happen. The end result is an easy DIY chalkboard measuring cabinet that we love!
So not only was I able to create a great reference tool for measuring, but it’s a super easy organizing project that puts your measuring spoons and cups right at your fingertips. Win-win!
Since I’m a bit apprehensive of painting the inside with chalk paint, I opted to use chalkboard paper adhered with double-sided tape that would easily remove if need be. (I think I’m still so use to living in a rental that I’m adverse to things being permanent!)
A quick side-note: make sure your measuring spoons/cups have holes on the handle in order to hang them!
Directions: Placing the Chalkboard Paper
If possible, remove the door from the cabinet base and lay down flat on a hard work surface.
Unroll the chalkboard paper and trim to the entire length of the of the cabinet door.
Starting with the upper left hand corner, line up the paper approximately 1/2″ in from top and side to mark your starting point (place a tiny dot to mark the location). Hold in place with washi tape (easily removes) or a weighted object.
On the right hand side, using the ruler, determine how much excess paper you will need to trim off to have a 1/2″ of cabinet showing.
Continuing with the ruler, draw a line down the entire right side of the paper measuring the exact amount of paper that will need to be trimmed off. Using a paper cutter or scissors, carefully trim off the excess.
Along the bottom, measure the amount of paper that will need to be trimmed to leave a 1/2″ of cabinet showing and repeat the previous step of cutting the excess paper.
If you have hinges in place that are located within the area of the chalkboard paper, carefully measure and cut away the paper as needed.
Once the paper has been trimmed to the correct length and width, flip the paper over.
Using the double-sided tape, place 2″ strips of tape along all the edges.
Carefully flip the paper over and line up the paper in the upper left corner where the dot is.
As you start to unroll the paper and adhere it to the cabinet door, be sure to smooth out the paper to prevent any wrinkles.
Directions : Measurements & Hooks
Before you begin writing, determine where to place the hooks for your measuring cups/spoons.
Tip — Allow for space at the bottom and where you have shelves in the cabinet.
Using a ruler as guidance, place the 3M utensil hooks in 2 rows allowing enough room for the items to hang.
Now comes the fun part, writing on your new chalkboard measuring cabinet! I chose to write frequented measuring equivalents at the very top with the utensils located at the bottom.
Tip — Follow the directions of your chalkboard marker to ensure an even flow of ink when writing. My marker required shaking and compressing the tip of the marker before use and throughout.
Keep Living a Stylized Life.