You know when you do a simple DIY but aren’t quite content with it? This is how I felt about this DIY picture framed chalkboard I had made.
A few years ago my mom called me and said a friend of hers and dropped off some old picture frames and she did not want them, so she was wondering if I did. Umm, really, is that a question? Of course I did. So the next time I was down in Vegas, I snatched them up and promptly brought them home and set them in my garage, where they could sit and rot a little longer. I really had no idea what I was going to do with them at the time. Have no worries though, my true obsession with chalkboards was coming to a head, and these frames were up and center. Turning this into a framed chalkboard was quite simple, actually. I cut a piece of leftover thin MDF type board I had in my trusty garage to fit inside the frame. I painted the MDF with black chalkpaint.
This is the chalkboard paint I use. I always have this on hand. Its a very reasonable price and the convenience of buying it in Amazon is so nice for someone like me that lives out in the boonies:) Disclosure: I will only advertise products I have used and trust. You can read my full disclosure here.
Once I had painted the board and installed it in the frame, I seasoned the chalkboard. Essentially all this is, is rubbing the chalk on its side, coloring the whole boards with chalk. Then you wipe it off, sometimes with a little elbow grease to get it to what you want it to look like. I like mine pretty clean so I work on it for a little while.
Here is what it looked like up close. It was a pretty nice gold frame but there was a fabric type of mat around the frame and that was the part that was throwing me off, so I decided to paint that to
I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing my framed chalkboard transformation! I am getting so excited for fall, I am having a really hard time stopping myself from doing an all out fall transformation! Thanks for stopping by!
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