DIY Chalkboard

I have been meaning to share this easy DIY picture frame to chalkboard project for a while now.  I have mine hanging in our kitchen for notes/reminders/to-do lists/menus.  Not only will it serve as an everyday decoration, but it is also great for displaying menus for parties.

DIY Chalkboard - LiveDineParty DIY Chalkboard - LiveDineParty

This was a very cheap and very easy DIY project.  I bought an 11×14 frame at Home Goods for $9.99 and RUST-OLEUM ChalkBoard spray paint at Home Depot for $3.50.  I had to go to a couple of stores to find the spray paint instead of the can of chalkboard paint and I’m glad I finally found it.  The can of paint was way more paint than I needed for this small project and was more expensive.  It was also easier to apply with the spray paint.

Here are the steps for this DIY chalkboard:

DIY Chalkboard - LiveDineParty

  1. Take the glass out of the frame.
  2. Clean it with glass cleaner and let it dry completely.
  3. Set it outside on a couple brown paper bags or cardboard so that any mist from the spray does not get on anything.  Make sure it is on a flat surface.
  4. Spray the chalkboard paint onto the glass, according to the directions on the can. I put two coats on, letting it dry completely in between.
  5. Once it is completely dry, re-assemble the picture frame.
  6. Rub the entire chalkboard surface with chalk and erase before your first use.
  7. Enjoy writing any messages you wish!

We love having this in the kitchen and I have bigger plans for a full chalkboard wall in the basement hopefully in the near future!

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