DIY Chalkboads!

I had a great time while I was home! I gotta say though, not a fan traveling right now. My flight into Portland was delayed, then delayed again, then cancelled. Cue panic. The next flight into Portland wasn’t until 1:40pm the next day! I was able to squeeze into a flight to Boston that night and my superhero of a fiancĂ© drove two-and-a-half hours to pick me up! Suffice it to say that I am exhausted and not ready to travel any time soon!

While I was home my mom and I decided to do a little DIY-ing! I had wanted to make my own chalkboard paint for some cute chalkboard signs to put around as decor, I just hadn’t gotten around to it yet. My mom was ahead of the ball game and got all the supplies we needed! Instead of mixing our own paint my mom found chalkboard spray paint, which probably made it go on easier.

Here’s what you need:
Picture frames with glass
Chalkboard spray paint
Painter’s tape
Sandpaper
Chalk

Sorry I totally forgot to take a “Materials” picture! First, make sure you use your painter’s tape and cover your whole frame.20130411-190053.jpg

After covering the whole frame, get your sandpaper and sand the glass really well. The scratches you are causing will help the paint stick better.20130412-002135.jpg

After sanding, take the frame outside with your can of spray paint and prop it up as best you can.
When you start to spray make sure to keep moving, never stay in one spot on your frame otherwise you’ll cause drips on your frame. The best way of doing it is one coat at a time. I think 3-4 should be a good estimate. Although, I did a bunch at once, so I’m not sure how many coats we did, we just kept going till the can ran out.20130412-002655.jpg

When you are finished spraying, wait 24 hours for them to dry. We put the frames in the garage, but an indoor, undisturbed place is fine. After the 24 hours is up, take off the tape as carefully as possible.20130412-002921.jpg

Next take your chalk (read the instructions on your spray can for what kind of chalk to use) and rub it sideways all over your new chalkboard and erase with a felt eraser. You are now all done!

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These are great for the wedding, but I think they would also be really cute as home decor too!

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