I was looking into doing something really crazy at first.... maybe something like this:
Or like this:
I came to the conclusion the chalkboard would be more functional though - leaving notes for guests, guests even using it as a message board, etc.
So here's the before:
Can you see the little rust spots all over?! Here look at this closeup:
Here she is after 1 coat of primer:
Aaaaand the AFTER:
This was SO EASY!! I just had a mini sponge roller, rolling pan, and a quart of chalkboard paint. It took 3 coats and about 24 hours of drying time before I wrote on it.
It's obviously not completely finished, I plan on removing the handles to get full coverage and possibly paint the handles as well?? I was too lazy to get that ambitious this weekend :)
It has definite cuteness possibilities!! The side is painted as well - I plan on writing famous New Orleans recipes or cocktail recipes like the Sazerac on there. CUTE!