Chalkboards, are they in or are they out?
I’ve heard others say that they are definitely out, but I still love them. I have five of them decorating my house. My favorite still being the one that hangs over my sofa.
I’ve made quite a few of them in the past because they are my favorite way to upcycle a mirror that isn’t being returned to its dresser.
Recently one of my readers, Suzy, came across a mirror that she thought I might like to have and she dropped it off for me.
Initially I was planning to keep it a mirror. But as I started working on it I changed my mind.
To begin with, it had a bit of water damage at the bottom. The damage was worse on the particle board backing, so that got ripped off and thrown away. At that point the mirror came right out, which made the frame much easier to paint. I simply sanded it down a little, cleaned it with a damp rag and added two coats of Dixie Belle’s Drop Cloth.
Next I added the bottom section of re.design with prima’s Parisian Letter transfer to the space at the top of the frame.
Once I had that in place I realized that it would really pop with a black chalkboard in the frame rather than the mirror.
So handyman Ken cut a piece of hardboard to fit and I painted it with some black chalkboard paint and voila!
You have some options when it comes to creating a chalkboard. You can use milk paint to create a chalkboard …
You can also just use chalk style paint, like Dixie Belle paint.
But I already had some of the Rustoleum black chalk board paint on hand so I just used that.
It made for a quick and easy afternoon project.
I’ve got a couple of more detailed projects underway that I hope to complete this weekend. How about you? What’s on your agenda this weekend?