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