From Frame to Chalkboard

Another upcycle!

I have had this photo frame since the late 90’s.  It has housed both a piece of art and our wedding photo from 2000.  It is now a new chalkboard in our front hall!  This is how I did it.

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I removed the glass and laid the frame out on some newspapers.  I chose delta creative Ceramcoat acrylic paint in the color ‘magnolia white’.  Simply pour it in a pie tin and use a wet (and then rung out) rag to wipe it onto the frame evenly.

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I applied about 2-3 coats to get it to the desired coverage.  So easy; my 8 year old even helped!

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Then I spray painted the glass from the frame with chalkboard paint.  Yes, you read that correctly.  I spray painted the GLASS!!  It took quite a few coats to get it covered evenly to the point where no light was coming through the glass anymore.  Spray cans of the chalk board paint can be a little pricey in my book, but I used my 40% off coupon at Hobby Lobby!

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I let the paint dry and then put it back into the frame.  I then let the chalkboard paint dry all night long before I wrote on the board.

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I LOVE it ~ it will be used for all kinds of notes and memos for our busy family.  It is hung right in the front hall.

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This was SO much fun to do, and extremely easy!  I am sure happy with it.  What else can I shabby chic and give new life??  :)

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Blessings ~

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