Monday, May 21, 2012

Framed Chalkboard

I have had this frame for almost a year, and still found nothing to do with it. I originally purchased it for Lane's diploma, but the matting wasn't quite right. I found it at Goodwill for like 9 bucks, so I just kept it around hoping it would work for something. 

Finally inspiration struck earlier last week; I would turn it into a framed chalkboard. I found an awesome tutorial  for using chalkboard spray paint on glass. I pretty much followed her directions to the letter so I won't include them all here. I will say, spray painting is much harder than I thought it would be. I had drips going everywhere. Luckily my husband was apparently a graffiti artist in his past life and is an expert spray painter. He did the last three coats and made it look exponentially better. 

Glass on my pallet ( which is now in pieces pending my next DIY project) 

After the first coat. Oh look at the horrible patches. 

Oh and the splotches. 

Slightly better once Lane took over. 

And the finished product. I saw this pin on Pinterest forever ago, and modified it slightly for the chalkboard's first saying. I primed the frame with two coats of basic white primer and then Lane spray painted it with gold metallic spray paint. My bubble handwriting isn't the best, but it will do for now. 

And there it is across from the pie safe in the breakfast room. This whole DIY cost about $15.00 but if you consider that I already had the frame, it was really only $6.00. 

I am really happy with it, and love that I finally used that darn frame for something. 


  1. yayyy for chalkboards!! looking forward to having em around at our wedding. Love what you did with the spray paint. I bought spray paint chalk awhile ago.. now it's a matter of doing something with it. Thanks for the inspiration girlie and I love that gold frame!!


  2. ugh, chalkboards are just so much fun!!! love this little DIY ;)
    xo TJ


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