I recently jazzed up our coffee cupboard by painting the inside of the door with chalkboard paint and writing a "menu," coffee shop style. (Note: I bought a quart of chalkboard paint. Tad has ten bucks riding on half of the house being painted by the middle of next week.)
I taped the area with masking tape and painted three coats of chalkboard paint, allowing each coat to fully dry in between. I seasoned the board by rubbing the side of a piece of chalk all over it and then wiping it clean. Now I'm looking for more things to paint...
P.S. You're going to want to try this Pumpkin Spice Syrup recipe!