Picture Frame Chalkboard

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A while back I was perusing some of my blogs I read and stumbled across Sarah’s blog where she shared a Picture Fame Chalkboard. It was such a cute idea and the teacher inside me really, really wanted one.

Recently my mother-in-law gave me a bunch of photo frames from an auction she went to and I knew I could sacrifice one just for this project.

What you need for this project:

A Photo Frame
Chalkboard Paint
A well vented area to use your spray paint

First things first, clean the glass out of the photo frame.  That’s what I used to put my spray paint on.

They have stuff you can put on with a paint brush but really I think the spray paint was the best option here.  It was fairly in expensive and I could spray a lot more things with this before running out.

And spray the glass.  I did this outside in our yard and placed cardboard under my glass so that I wouldn’t contaminate my glass or spray my yard up too much.

I put 4 coats on my glass.  Remember with spray paint to do very thin coats so that it doesn’t clump or run.  And give it a chance to dry between coats.  Also remember to stay about 8-10 inches away from the glass.

The spray paint can says to allow 24 hours for it to set up.  I let it set about 40 hours.  Life kind of got in my way, but I was super excited to pick it up yesterday morning.

Now Sarah’s instructions said to cover it in chalk and wipe it off.  If that’s what I’m to do, that’s what I did :).

Then I put it all together and here we are, a great place to leave a sweet note for my husband.  You could also use it at a dinner to let guests know what the menu is, what the dessert is, the entertainment, oh the possibilities are endless.  I’m super excited!

And just one blooper shot for your enjoyment.  The problem with taking photos outside at my house are the pooches are trying to get my attention.  What you can’t see is Marlie’s face is in my face and I wound up with a kiss planted on my cheek.  Yey 🙂

Happy Monday!

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0 thoughts on “Picture Frame Chalkboard

  1. I've been wanting to do something like this for a long time – my friend Sharon has some homemade chalkboards in her house – one for messages by the door, and one for menus in her dining room – love the idea!!

  2. I actually saw this on Pinterest :). But would have seen it anyway when I got around to reading blogs. Great job!! It seems safe writing on the glass? I think I would be worried I would push too hard and crack it. Great tutorial!!

  3. Oh I love this!! Will definitely have to do this, especially for when I go back to teaching!

    Thanks for the tutorial!

    Found you through the linkup!


  4. I love how quick and easy it is to make a little chalkboard like this!! I am featuring you this week on Trick or Treat Tuesday!!!

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