Basic Cooking Measurements & Kitchen Conversions Chart DIY (featuring Rust-Oleum Imagine)

I am always looking for ways to make cooking easier and more enjoyable. So I turned my kitchen cabinet door into a basic cooking measurements and kitchen conversions chart. You can make one too, and take the guesswork out when preparing your favorite recipes any time of year.

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close styled view of measurements on cabinet door

There are so many things that we need to measure when we cook, and it can sometimes be a pain to find the right thing at the right time. This chalkboard chart with all of the most commonly used measurements is the perfect solution! You can use this as a reference or print it out and hang it on your fridge. Happy cooking!

rustoleum painters tape and stencils

SUPPLIES YOU’LL NEED TO MAKE THIS MEASUREMENTS & CONVERSIONS CHART CABINET CAN BE FOUND HERE IN MY AMAZON SHOP

kitchen cabinet blank

STEP BY STEP TUTORIAL FOR MAKING A MEASUREMENTS CHART

First step…

Remove the kitchen cabinet from it’s hinges using a screwdriver or a power drill. If you have an older home like I do, your cabinet hinges may be painted over. Take an exacto knife and etch around them prior to removing the cabinet door.

unscrewing cabinet door

Next

Using painter’s tape, tape the parameter of the cabinet door and make sure to cover outside edges as well to prevent any overspray. I used two layers of tape for my project.

Once your project is taped off, take the cabinet outdoors. It’s best to work with spray paint in a ventilated area and outside is best. 

step three

Spray Rust-Oleum’s Imagine Chalkboard Spray paint in smooth even strokes across the cabinet door. Apply a thin layer and allow it to dry an hour. Then add a second thin layer and allow it to dry completely.

spraying chalkboard paint on cabinet door

step four

that the Rust-Oleum Imagine chalkboard spray paint is completely dry; carefully remove the painter’s tape from the edges.

removing painters tape from chalkboard

step five

Grab your favorite measurements & conversions chart or use this one for FREE!

Create a stencil using a cutting machine or a LED stencil maker. Line up the stencils onto the top of the chalkboard section of the cabinet door making sure to space them out to include hooks and measuring cups.

lining up stencils on chalkboard

next step

Line up each row using a strip of painter’s tape as a guide. Apply chalk paste to stencils one at a time. Use an artist brush dipped in water for any oopsies!

chalk paste on stencils on cabinet dog

last step

Add adhesive hooks under each cooking measurement and hang measuring spoons and measuring cups! Most sets come with at least 4 spoons (sizes ¼ tsp, ½ tsp, 1 tsp, and 1 Tbsp) and 4 cup sizes: ¼ cup, ⅓ cup, ½ cup, and 1 cup.

  • 1 Quart = 4 Cups
  • 1 Quart = 2 Pints
  • 1 Pint = 2 Cups
  • 1 Cup = 8 Ounces
  • 1 Cup = 16 Tbsp
  • 1 Tbsp = 3 Tsp

I use this conversion below all of the time!

Butter

1 cup butter = 2 sticks = 8 ounces = 230 grams = 8 tablespoons

what does 1 cup equal?

  • 1 cup = 8 fluid ounces
  • 1 cup = 16 tablespoons
  • 1 cup = 48 teaspoons
  • 1 cup = ½ pint
  • 1 cup = ¼ quart
  • 1 cup = 1/16 gallon
  • 1 cup = 240 ml

Helpful Tip…

Use goof off to remove any black paint mishaps. It works perfectly applied to a paper towel and gently swiped on the edge of the white cabinet door.

Speaking of tips, you may be interested in reading my top 4 ideas for making meal planning less stressful!

wooden spoons and meal planner calendar

Now, let’s get to applying those adhesive hooks and hang the measuring cups and spoons!

removing sticker for 3m hook

STEP BY STEP VIDEO TUTORIAL

If you are more of a visual learner you may want to see the exact step-by-step process, be sure to check out this video tutorial below over on my YouTube Channel! 

Youtube thumbnail for cabinet diy

cooking and baking chart cabinet door DIY

I can’t wait to bake and cook again with ease! This handy dandy chart is conveniently located right next to my stovetop.

finished view of kitchen conversions on cabinet door

This DIY project took a bit of patience “measuring” all of the spaces on the measuring chart, but I think it turned out amazing thanks to Rust-Oleum Imagine chalkboard paint! I cannot believe it took me so long to do one of these for myself!

view looking up at measurements on cabinet door

Cooking and baking for the holidays will be so much easier! No more searching for all of those scattered measuring spoons and missing measuring cups. They are all in one pretty spot now! I’m in love… it even matches my new spice organizer!

inside view of measurements on cabinet door

If you like projects like this, you’ll love how easy it is to organize your refrigerator in 5 simple steps HERE.

view of organized refrigerator PIN

Here are my favorite holiday recipes

Do you like to bake or cook better? What are your favorite holiday recipes? Would one of these chalkboard measuring and conversion charts be an amazing addition to your kitchen? Let me know in the comments below.

DIY Kitchen Conversions Chart

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Basic Cooking Measurements & Kitchen Conversions Chart DIY (featuring Rustoleum)

I am always looking for ways to make cooking easier and more enjoyable. So I turned my kitchen cabinet door into a basic cooking measurements and kitchen conversions chart. You can make one, too and take the guesswork out when preparing your favorite recipes this time of year.
Prep Time30 mins
Active Time1 hr
2 hrs
Total Time3 hrs 30 mins
Keyword: chalkboard paint, kitchen conversions, measurements chart, rustoleum

Equipment

  • drill or screwdriver

Materials

  • Painter’s tape
  • Rustoleum chalkboard paint
  • Measurement & Conversion stencils
  • Chalkpaste
  • Optional chalk paint pens
  • Adhesive hooks
  • Goof off

Instructions

  • Remove the kitchen cabinet from it's hinges using a screwdriver or a power drill.
  • Using painter's tape, tape the parameter of the cabinet door and make sure to cover outside edges as well to prevent any overspray.
  • Spray Rustoleum's Chalkboard Spray paint in smooth even strokes across the cabinet door. Apply a thin layer and allow it to dry an hour. Then add a second thin layer and allow it to dry completely.
  • carefully remove the painters tape from the edges.
  • Grab your favorite measurements & conversions chart or use this one for FREE!
  • Create a stencil using a cutting machine or a LED stencil maker.
  • Line up the stencils onto the top of the chalkboard section of the cabinet door making sure to space them out to include hooks and measuring cups.
  • Line up each row using a strip of painter's tape as a guide. Apply chalk paste to stencils one at a time.
  • Add adhesive hooks under each cooking measurement and hang meauring spoons and measuring cups!

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2 Comments

  1. Ginnie Hobbs says:

    I would love to get one of the stencils for the kitchen conversion chart. I couldn’t find the price for this. Please let me know how to order it.
    Thank you,

    1. southerncrush says:

      The stencil was made with my Ikonart machine as a single stencil and I do not make them currently for sale. There is a printable in the ‘freebies’ section of my site that you can use to make a stencil for your cutting machine.

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