Thursday, April 7, 2011

Chalkboard Paint

The blog world is full of chalkboard paint projects, and I've decided to jump on the bandwagon. Although one of my favorites is turning the front of your pantry door into a chalkboard message center, that wouldn't work for me, so instead I chose to do a large framed chalkboard to hang in the kitchen. I was thrilled with how it turned out.

I found an old (ugly) framed picture in storage at the b&b where I work, bought some chalkboard paint at Lowes, and the necessary hanging supplies at Michael's.
I already had the black Old Village paint left over from painting our bathroom vanity cabinet, so I was ready to start. First, I cleaned up the frame and removed the picture, leaving only the glass fastened securely inside the frame. Then, I lightly sanded the frame and applied one coat of paint. I love using Old Village paint as it covers really well. Next, I painted the glass 2 coats of the chalkboard paint. After letting it dry overnight, I secured the hooks and wire to the back, and it was ready to hang. I love it!!!


Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

It's darling- I love to make chalkboards too- this is so sweet~ well done! Thanks for sharing at FNF! :)

Alicia @ littlesprinklesoffun said...

This turned out great! Funny how we can turn old things in to such cute and trendy things these days!! Thanks for sharing!

Lina - Fancy Frugal Life said...

Love it! I am already thinking of my next chalkboard project! So fun....

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Angie @ Thrifty Like Me said...

Lookin good! I have had to resist turning more framed canvases into chalkboards. :)

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