DIY Blackboard Pantry

I love moving. Some people hate it, but I like it because it provides a new space to decorate and new challenges to fix. One of those challenges in our new apartment was these ugly faux wood pantry doors.


I needed a cheap and easy solution which I found at the Target dollar bins- black board paper. IMG_0681

A little tape and wha-la!


Jeff and I each picked a favorite poem to write on the doors.


It only took about an hour and cost a total of $12. I love how it turned out!

A precious mouldering pleasure ‘t is
To meet an antique book,
In just the dress his century wore;
A privilege, I think,

His venerable hand to take,
And warming in our own,
A passage back, or two, to make
To times when he was young.

His quaint opinions to inspect,
His knowledge to unfold
On what concerns our mutual mind.
The literature of old;

What interested scholars most,
What competitions ran
When Plato was a certainty,
And Sophocles a man;

When Sappho was a living girl,
And Beatrice wore
The gown that Dante deified.
Facts, centuries before,

He traverses familiar,
As one should come to town
And tell you all your dreams were true:
He lived where dreams were born.

His presence is enchantment,
You beg him not to go;
Old volumes shake their vellum heads
And tantalize just so.


Nature’s first green is gold,

Her hardest hue to hold.

Her early leaf’s a flower;

But only so an hour.

Then leaf subsides to leaf.

So Eden sank to grief,

So dawn goes down to day.

Nothing gold can stay.


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