Turn An Old Picture Frame Into A Chalkboard

I know…I have a problem.  I just love chalkboards!  I very well may cover every surface in my home with chalkboard paint.  I just can’t help myself.  I see an old picture on the side of the road, and I can’t help but bring it home and turn it into a chalkboard.  It’s not my fault, I promise.  It’s Rebecca at You Are Talking Too Much‘s fault.  She got me hooked on the whole chalkboard from a mirror thing, so I’m holding her accountable.
So, I was on my way to Target the other day, and spotted this lovely picture sitting against my neighbor’s mailbox.  Hopefully he was throwing it out, because I took it.  It’s not really my kind of art, so I new what must be done.  It must be turned into a chalkboard. 
I brought it in and painted the glass with 3 coats of chalkboard paint.  Did you know you can buy chalkboard paint just about anywhere now?  And, did you know that a quart of chalkboard paint has enough paint to transform a zillion mirrors or pictures into chalkboards?  Well, maybe not a zillion, but quite a few.  


We have this huge wall that leads to the upstairs of our home that was just perfect for the chalkboard, and since our elevator is broken, I thought this would be the perfect way to let visitors know ;)


 So, if your elevator is broken, maybe you should make yourself a chalkboard out of an old picture frame, huh?
Want another example?  Come see the Mirror Turned Chalkboard that I posted months ago.

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  1. says

    You know I love a good chalkboard! Know what is funny? When I saw the first photo in your post I thought how the heck did she write so neatly in chalk? ; ) Doesn’t take me long. Good job! Love the saying too! Love, Me

  2. says

    Thanks for the inspiration! Recently found a mirror curbside and brought it home, can’t wait to try chalkboard paint now. :) Love the quote on the stairs, too funny!

  3. says

    Fabulous Christmas gift idea! Thanks so much for sharing!

  4. says

    Thank you for the fabulous Christmas gift idea! Your creativity is inspirational!

  5. says

    Have to say that your post is pretty inspiring too, so don’t give your credit away. the one above the stairs is supercute with its cheeky quote. i can imagine all sorts of things written there… So, in sum:
    This is great! Do come ‘n’ brag: link it up at our linky party, http://www.finecraftguild.com/, ‘Time for a Party’ !

  6. Kerri says

    Yay! I have a few of these ‘not so pretty pictures’ laying around the house. Thanks for the fantastic idea! Love your blog!

  7. says

    Love this I am working on one right now. However I have not had much luck finding the size frame I needed so I bought molding and cut to the size I wanted. The paint is drying so I can’t wait to put it all together. Don’t you just love anything with chalkboard paint. Oh and very cute with the drop cloth.

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