This DIY Old Frame to Fabulous Chalkboard is the perfect simple DIY project!
Hi everyone! Im Jenna and I blog over at Wife in Progress. I’m so excited to be a contributor today on Love, Pasta and a Tool Belt. If you haven’t already checked out Emily’s Contributor Spotlight on me and are interesting in who the heck I am, be sure to read that for some juicy deets (once you’re done reading this tutorial of course!! ).
Back to the project. This is such a simple and cheap project and it’s perfect for kids and adults alike. If you have an old picture frame (or even a mirror) lying around your house then this is a cheap and easy project for you to whip up in a total of less than 10 minutes (excluding drying time)!
Time: 10 Minutes + drying time + up to 5 days to fully cure
What You’ll Need:
1. An old frame or mirror. Make sure it’s big enough that you’ll have enough space to write. I suggest a minimum size of 11 x 14 but go as big as you want!
2. Chalkboard paint
3. Foam roller
4. Painter’s tape
5. Rubbing alcohol (optional)
1. Wipe down the glass with rubbing alcohol if you have some. I didn’t have any on hand and my paint adhered perfectly so this is optional.
2. Tape the frame so that it doesn’t get painted. You’re just going to roller on the glass.
3. How you roll the chalkboard paint on is very important. The first coat should be done horizontally and let to dry. The second coat should be vertical and again let to dry. Keep alternating directions with each coat until you’ve achieved the desired cover. I usually do about 4 coats in total, allowing each coat to dry for 30 minutes.
4. Remove tape. Let your new chalkboard cure for at least 5 days. If you try to write on it before this time the paint will scrape off.
How easy is that? Now you can use your new chalkboard to write the day’s to-do’s, leave a message for your loved one or write up a menu for a dinner party!