September 28, 2010

DIY Chalkboard

Here’s a project from back in June- I found a large picture frame with a chunky wooden (but kind of ugly!) frame for $2.00 at a garage sale and turned it into a chalkboard. Have a look:

Ours is hanging in the kitchen. I had the grand idea to write down the weekly dinner line up- this didn’t happen due to the “nails on a chalkboard” sensation I’d get while writing (ewwwww). So now I use it for writing down quotes and what not that I don’t mind having up for a while. Anyway, here’s what you need:
  • Large picture frame (with the glass)
  • Spray paint- look for a brand which covers wood well so the stain doesn’t seep through
  • Chalkboard paint- either spray (what I used) or in a regular paint can. One bottle of spray cost about $3.00.
Take the glass out of the frame and spray the front and back of the frame thoroughly you may need a few coats. Spray the picture frame glass with the chalk spray (you only need to do one side). I did a few coats here too, as the chalk paint looked blotchy. Don’t worry, it dries uniform. After both pieces are dry, put the glass back in the frame. Voila! You’ve got a super cute chalkboard.

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