Framed Chalkboard

Happy Memorial Day weekend, everyone!  Yesterday, I made a cute, framed chalkboard, and it was so easy that I had to share it with you all.

chalkboard frame

 

I was at Michael’s yesterday and found this fun navy blue frame in the clearance aisle for only $4.  I just had to buy it, and make something out of it.  I’ve been wanting a little chalkboard to use for things like writing menu items for parties, and just for general decorating. And, this little frame had chalkboard written all over it!

diy chalkboard frame

 

I went to the paint store and picked up some chalkboard paint (I was already going to the paint store for other things, otherwise you can just get the chalkboard paint at Home Depot or Lowe’s).

chalkboardpaint

 

I took the glass and backing out, and used my spray primer directly on one side of the glass. After it was dry, I painted on 4 coats of chalkboard paint, waiting about a half-hour to an hour in between each coat.

DIY easy chalkboard frame

 

I also sprayed the frame with the white primer because I really wanted the frame to be white to contrast with the black chalkboard paint.  By just using the primer, I was able to lightly distress the frame with a sanding block, and get a little bit of the dark blue color to show through. After assembling the frame back together, the final result was a cute little chalkboard that it just what I was envisioning.

DIY chalkboard frame

 

This is a really fun and easy project you can do with any size frame.  You can use a small chalkboard frame for so many things…a message board, a chore chart, to help your child study for spelling tests, a way to keep kids busy on road trips, to post inspirational phrases, or whatever else you can dream up.  Give it a try!

Have you made a chalkboard using chalkboard paint? What do you use it for?

By | 2016-09-20T07:50:19+00:00 May 24th, 2014|Crafts, Paint|Comments Off on Framed Chalkboard