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!!!