18'' X 36''
This is the picture that I purchased at the Thrift Store. I was happy with the price- $4
When I brought it to the counter the nice lady said, '' Pictures are 1/2 off today'' .
Even better for $2
The first thing I did was wipe off the dust and then
remove the picture from the frame. You can leave the picture in the frame to paint but then
you will need to tape off the frame.
I prefer to remove the picture for a cleaner edge with no lines.
The picture was lightly textured paper, but in great shape with no tears and not warped.
In the past I have used Chalkboard paint and a brush, I have also
used Chalkboard spray paint.
NOW I just use FLAT BLACK SPRAY PAINT.
I used about 2-3 coats and let dry
In my opinion it works the same for a fraction of the price.
I gave the frame a coat of wax. I used Folk Art Antique,
Wipe off excess.
Reattach the chalkboard to the frame.
To ''Season'' your Chalkboard:
Lay a piece of chalk on it's side and rub gently across the entire board.
Lightly wipe with a soft cloth!
Do it twice if needed.
I wanted to add a stencil to the chalkboard. You could use white acrylic paint
to make it permanent but I want to share another option.
stencil 12 x 12
Place the stencil were you like it. Use a ruler for spacing and leveling.
Fill in the area with chalk!
Chalk also comes in different colors.
You can clean it up with a soft cloth-
If you don't like it wipe off and try again!
If you love it and don't want it to be wiped off, use a coat of MATTE CLEAR SEALER
to finish. Do not spray blank area or area if you want to change later.
The blank section can be used for Memos, Grocery List or COFFEE BAR MENU.
I love Coffee !
Here is another example I made with a Thrift Store Print
repurposed to a Chalkboard. I have it on our mantle and I try to change the verse every week.
Pleasant words are like Honeycomb. Proverbs 16:24
Thank you for visiting. If you try this technique let me know.
I would love to hear from you, I read and respond to all comments.
xo Lisa S