Ironically our little guy never took a bottle when he was an infant so it has been a new experience for us mixing formula and sticking to a set feeding and medication schedule since his surgery. We dedicated one of our kitchen cabinets to all of his supplies and by turning the door into a message center – everything is clearly displayed to help keep us on track.
I began by removing the cabinet door and lightly sanding the center panel. It was then taped off with ScotchBlue Painter’s Tape.
The entire center panel then received a couple coats of Krylon Magnetic Paint. The paint comes in a spray can and is very easy to apply – just like regular spray paint.
The magnetic paint dries to a grey primer finish and can be top coated with any color regular paint. For the bottom half of the door I used Devine Color Paint in Macaw from the Cynthia Rowley Collection. Devine Color paints contain zero VOCs and I really like the thick and creamy consistency, much like rich yogurt. The paint finish dries to a unique fabric like finish as well.
The top half of the door was painted with Krylon Chalkboard Paint. The chalkboard paint comes in a brush on as well as spray version – For this project I chose the brush on for maximum coverage.
My little guys feeding and medication schedule was then cut with vinyl using my Silhouette machine. The Silhouette allows you to use any font you have stored right on your own computer so it is very convenient to cut plain text, as no cartridges are needed.
Now I have my little in-home pharmacy all set up and ready to go. All the feeding supplies and medications are in one convenient location and the schedule helps us stay on top of what my little guy needs. I made some small magnets, which I will be showing later in the week, that we use to mark off when a feeding is complete or a medication is given.
The chalkboard area is perfect for jotting down notes – like the formula equation – especially helpful when we have others helping out. Since the entire door is magnetic doctors notes and information can also be hung for quick reference.
If the schedule or medications ever change the vinyl can be easily removed and replaced without damaging the actual door.