everyone has the chalkboard craze on pinterest, including myself.
there are 85 billion pins on how to make your own chalkboard, and how to turn frames into a chalkboard, add labels to your jars with chalk paint - it's endless. and it's genius.
so finally i put use to a picture that was purchased when we first moved in together in huntington, wv. this picture has been sitting in a closet wrapped in paper since we moved to south carolina.
i unwrapped the brown packing paper and cleaned the glass. i used painters tape to wrap the entire frame and then went outdoors to spray the glass with chalkboard spray paint!
i believe i ended up doing three coats and after all is said and done, i wish i would have done a few more.
after spraying i took the frame on the porch to dry overnight.
isn't he just adorable :)
back to the chalkboard!
the next day i took my new chalkboard inside and 'primed' it up. i read multiple blogs stating to do this... you use the side of the chalk to rub all over the frame and this acts as a primer. leave it on for a few then wipe it off.
after wiping all that dusty chalk off, we tested it out and it was exactly like a real chalkboard! all from a cheap can of spray paint that i purchased at hobby lobby!
this was my first go at it -
and this was david's
and what we settled on ~
i love my new chalkboard. it was fun and super easy to make!
so go make one!