Make Your Own Fancy Chalkboard with a Picture Frame and Spray-Paint

In our kitchen we have a little 8x10 chalkboard that hangs on our wall, fitted in a white, filigreed frame that adds an air of sophistication to the youthful symbol. It's here that we scribble a favorite or timely Bible verse, though it could be a good way of displaying a week's menu or just writing sentimental messages to each other.

At any rate, for how fetching it was, it was one of the most simple crafts I've done. All you need is a picture frame with glass and chalkboard spray-paint (which you can find at any home supply store like Home Depot or Lowes for a couple bucks). You'll spray the chalkboard paint onto the glass piece (though it's a good idea to clean the glass first to avoid any permanent fingerprints or smudges). Let it dry, and painted side is chalk-ready.

I ended up using a picture frame I found at Salvation Army, which came with a gaudy copper frame. So I added another step and gave the frame itself a good coat of white spray-paint.

It can easily be completed in an evening (let the paint set overnight) and with just a few dollars, you've got your own chalkboard that's way more attractive than anything you'd find in a store!

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  1. I had no idea they made the chalkboard paint in a spray!! This is revolutionary crafting information.

  2. I know--spray paint is one of my go-to crafting essentials. Makes painting soo easy! I can't wait to see what kinds of crafts you come up with for it! :)

  3. oooh I really really like that scripture memory verse, and the chalkboard!


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