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.
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:
- Take the glass out of the frame.
- Clean it with glass cleaner and let it dry completely.
- 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.
- 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.
- Once it is completely dry, re-assemble the picture frame.
- Rub the entire chalkboard surface with chalk and erase before your first use.
- 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!