Beautiful chalkboards can be expensive. And honestly I’d rather spend my money on cute shoes. So I found a way to make a beautiful chalkboards on the cheap! Yes cheap! Everybody’s favorite word.
Here’s what you need:
-a picture frame or mirror, I bought my picture frame from Goodwill for $3
-Chalkboard paint, I got mine from Joanns (Folk Art Home Decor Chalk Paint, Link Below)
-Paint for your frame, I used a gray acrylic paint I had lying around
Step 1: Separate your glass and frame
Step 2: Paint your frame you desired color
Step 3: Paint directly on the glass with the chalkboard paint (make sure the glass is clean before doing so)
I applied 3 layers of chalkboard paint, allowing it to dry completely in between layers
Step 4: Allow to dry for 24 hrs!
Step 5: Reassemble frame and glass
Step 6: Cure you chalkboard. (Sounds weird right? but it helps!) To cure it you just rub chalk all over the entire board.
Step 7: Wipe clean and begin using your wonderful chalkboard!
Mine will be placed above my mantle! Picture to come 🙂