- Because one was broken, and
- because it just didn't make sense to have only one door.
Once that was dry, the frame got a couple coats of the green that is on the backs of the living room bookcases. The lovely door turned chalkboard now has a place of honor in the dining room.
She turned out perfectly, and I envision writing menus for dinner parties or seasonal messages up there (once the suggested drying time passes).
Update: the drying time passed, and I've broken her in! Just in time for a weekend full of out of town guests!