You have seen this chalkboard several times, but I just recently realized that I never shared how I made it! You first saw me use it on my Christmas mantel with my music page wreath hanging in front of it.
Then it came back out again for my Valentine’s mantel.
But for now, it’s place is actually in my entryway. But before I show you that, let me show how I made it.
Start with a thrift store frame. This is a huge frame – 16×20 or even 18×24 – BIG! I picked it up at Value Village for $4 back in November.
First I primed the wood frame with some white primer (just to make sure that the wood grain wouldn’t’ show through.) I didn’t even bother to tape off anything because I knew I was going to paint over the glass in the frame.
This was my first chalkboard project (but definitely won’t be my last!) and I decided to try this chalkboard paint from Michael’s. It is with the craft paint and cost right at $1. You can also buy chalkpaint in spray paint cans or in quart cans.
I painted right on top of the glass with the paint. 2 light coats and let it dry overnight. Then you have to cure the chalkboard paint (basically rub chalk all over the entire things.)
Erase and use however you want!
For now, I am hanging it in my entryway on my yard sale dresser and in between my $3.00 spray painted brass lamps.
I definitely need to work on my chalkboard writing skills, but it is fun to play around with it! There are some gorgeous examples of chalkboard art on Pinterest.
Like this one from Dear Lillie .
Pretty amazing when you look at the before again! And yes, that interesting print is still there – just hiding under neat the chalkboard.
Simple, easy, and fun project that I can use anywhere I want and change it all the time to fit our needs.
Do you have a chalkboard in your home? What do you use it for?