Easy Weekend DIY Chalkboard…

Reclaiming Your Castle

Reclaiming Your Castle

This was a busy weekend!  Saturday I had a bridal shower in the afternoon and my friend’s birthday party in the evening but Sunday was DIY day!  I posted the buffet style serving dishes yesterday that I turned into a Spring centerpiece for our table, but I also decided to try out some chalkboard paint and repurpose a frame I picked up at Goodwill.

I neglected to take a picture of the original frame but once I had it pulled apart I started painting. 

Reclaiming Your Castle

Reclaiming Your Castle

I used Krylon for both the frame and the chalkboard; firstly because they were on sale and secondly only Krylon had the exact color of obnoxious pink that my daughter was insisting on. Start by cleaning the glass with alcohol.  Allow to dry and spray on one coat of the chalk board paint.  Let that dry for about 15 minutes and spray on a second coat.  I stopped here at 2 coats but I think spraying on a third would be even better.  Remember that there’s glass underneath so the sharp edge of a piece of chalk could scrape the paint off. 

Reclaiming Your Castle

Reclaiming Your Castle

I thought spray painting the frame would be the easy part but I was wrong…for one reason.  If the frame is finished with a wood gloss remember to go over it lightly with sand paper to prime the surface for paint.  I used like 5 coats but finally we got here.

Reclaiming Your Castle

Reclaiming Your Castle

Allow the frame to dry and insert the painted glass back into the frame.  Technically you are supposed to allow the chalkboard paint to set for 24 hours but the waiting was unbearable!!!

Reclaiming Your Castle

Reclaiming Your Castle

I will definitely need that third coat of paint…but I suppose it can wait until next weekend : )

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