Thursday, July 19, 2012

Chalkboard Spray Paint

I've been working on lots of little projects for my new place and this is one of them. I had never used chalkboard paint until this experiment and I am really happy with the way it turned out. One day on one of my many garage sale adventures I found a cute little mirror that I thought might be perfect for my kitchen. So I snatched it up for a dollar and brought it home. I knew exactly what I was going to do with it. I have always liked chalkboards and wanted to paint one of my walls in chalkboard paint in high school and my mom said no (which now my little sister has one). So I've been longing to have something in chalkboard paint.

When I bought this lovely lady it was because I liked the frame. However, I didn't like the fact that is was gold. So I did what everyone does and spray painted it. Well what everyone in my mind does.

So after about 4 coats of spray paint this beauty was covered in red. This is Krylon Banner Red, the same red as my bookcase makeover which will also be going in my kitchen so they matched. After I finished with the frame I got out my chalkboard paint and spray painted the mirror. I followed the instructions and let it dry. Then I had to hunt for chalk, you would not believe how hard it is to find plain white chalk. I didn't want side walk chalk and that seemed to be all I could find. So a few weeks passed, like 6, and then I finally found some plain white chalk at Wal-Mart.

So I did as instructed and covered the whole thing with chalk and then wiped it off. Then I wrote my message and now I have a chalk board for my kitchen!

For some reason I couldn't get the saying to show up very well. I also didn't write it on there very hard. I am very happy with my chalkboard though and so excited to put it up in my new kitchen! Help me make some decisions about my kitchen at Big Girl Kitchen.

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  1. What a cute chalkboard! I made one very similar that I have in my kitchen. We write our grocery list on it and sometimes upcoming meal plan. I found a big box of chalk at Target in the kids crafts section. It was only 50 cents. We don't have a good place to put the chalk though and it's always falling on the floor and breaking in half :)

  2. Love the chalkboard re-purpose! My husband and I did chalkboard paint over our un-sightly breaker box and we love it! Your blog is a great DIY inspiration!