Make colored sand art by stirring a chalk stick in a bowl of salt. it changes the color. Stir less for light color and more for dark richer color. (I used to do this with salt and food coloring. but the chalk stick idea is brilliant!
DIY: How to Paint your Cabinets with Chalk Paint (ASCP or homemade) - this post lists the supplies you'll need + explains each step involved in prepping and painting cabinetry - via Provident Home Design