Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Turning a Picture Frame into a Chalkboard

I feel silly even calling this a tutorial.  It's not really.  I had this old picture & frame that I purchased on clearance at Ikea about 4 years ago.  It has been sitting in the basement with no purpose or home since we moved to this home so I finally decided to put it to work! Can you guess what I'm going to do?  Yup!  I tried to tell you that it wasn't much of a tutorial!

First, you'll want to take apart the picture frame.  You can set that aside. I happened to like the black frame (for now) but if you wanted to change it up, you could easily put a few very thin, even coats of whatever color tickles your fancy.

Here's what I used.  Rust-Oleum Chalk Board spray paint.  Super easy to use.  Just remember the thinner the coat, the better.  Just keep that can moving to get a nice, smooth, even application.

And that's it!  Once you let it dry, you can start making your designs.  I chose making a wreath first. I just took a string and wrapped it around my piece of chalk to make a (almost) perfect circle.

Just keep going!

It's never perfect, but that's why having a chalkboard is so great. Next week... or next season (whichever comes first) I'll have another clean slate.

I'll share the rest of the kitchen mantle soon!  Check Back!



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    1. Yup, just spray paint the glass. I've changed it dozens of times. I have a few scratches that'll need touched up eventually but it still works for now!


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