I think if my husband would let me, I could cover our whole house in chalkboard paint. While that might get us a lot of media attention, it wouldn’t be very practical for the long haul. So I guess I will succumb to his wisdom and satisfy my chalkboard longings through some fabulous DIY projects.
This DIY Chalkboard Picture Frame is so simple, but it adds a pop of whimsy to our wall gallery. Here’s the finished Picture Frame:
If my DIY Instagram Magnets were the hardest DIY project to date, this might just be the easiest! It tasked about 15 minutes and would be such a cute gift.
To make this DIY Chalkboard Picture Frame, you will need an unfinished picture frame. I got mine from Ikea (which is right down the road and SO DANGEROUS!), but here are similar ones available online.
I had already painted my frame this Mint Green for a wall gallery in my office. I decided to leave that color on the sides of the frame for a fun pop of color.
I prepped the frame by giving it a good cleaning then painted a thin layer of chalkboard paint to the face of the frame. I let it dry according to the directions on the bottle and applied a second coat.
Then I used a Chalk pen (I love these Fine Point Bistro Chalk Pens). As long as you paint two coats of chalkboard paint, you should be able to erase and rewrite without a problem.
Wouldn’t these make great gifts for a student moving into a dorm room? Share in the comments below what you think my next chalkboard paint project should be! (I promise I won’t tell my husband it was your suggestion!)
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