Thursday, May 31, 2012

A Project - Chalkboard

This is one of the many projects that I have been talking about for a while. I have been looking for a long time for a frame like this, mostly checking thrift stores. I FINALLY found what I was looking for at Ikea! I was originally looking for a mirror, but a picture frame works too. 
 I separated the frame and the glass, then spray painted the frame sliver, and tried to let some black show through for more of an antique look.

I painted the glass with two coats of DIY chalkboard paint (1/2 cup paint to 1TBSP unsanded tile grout powder. A good tip for this is to make it in a jar with a lid so you can save the extra.). After the paint dried I covered the entire surface with chalk to "prime" it and wiped it off with dry paper towel. And now it is a functioning chalkboard. And it turned out EXACTLY how I envisioned it. Actually, I think it turned out better!

2 comments:

Adrian,Kara&Hayden said...

LOOKS REALLY GOOD!! :)

All in His Perfect Timing said...

Looks GREAT!!! I didn't know you could do DIY chalkboard paint!

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