After seeing all of the posts and tutorials out there on the web, I thought I’d make a chalkboard to hang in our kitchen. During my trips here and there I kept my eyes open for a cool old antique frame and I finally found one at The Olde Factory (an antique and crafts place) in our town.
Off I went to Home Depot to get my chalkboard paint and supplies. The supplies that you will need to make your very own chalkboard are: a cool picture frame, piece of very smooth wood cut to fit the opening in your cool frame, chalkboard paint, and spray paint to paint your cool frame.
Here is a picture of my cool frame that I found:
This is the sheet of wood that I had the lumber guy cut to the right size for me. It’s a good idea to take your frame along that way you can get the correct cut of wood.
This is the Valspar chalkboard paint that I picked up at Home Depot. By the way, I love this paint. It’s very easy to work with and gave me great results.
This is a pic of my finished PURPLE frame! I used Rust-oleum’s Painter’s Touch Gloss paint in Purple. Love the color — I thought our kitchen could use something fun!
This is a picture of the completed project hanging on our kitchen wall.
We are having lots of fun counting down the remaining days of school. The kids also like that I put the weather for the day on the chalkboard! They have been having a good time adding their artwork to the board, as well. As I suspected, the chalkboard has been a hit in our house!
Now go out and find yourself a cool frame and starting painting!