I don’t have a lot of time to blog today because my kids are home for a P.A. day (hip hip…. ), so I thought I’d quickly tell you about an easy DIY project that I completed.
The first thing you’re going to want to do is go and buy a huge print of an ugly painting. The bigger the better. It should be a print, because you don’t want lumpy bumpy oil paint on the surface.
These are along the lines of what I’m talking about:
I suggest looking at smaller thrift stores, like the Goodwill, St. Vinny’s, Salvation Army, etc. I see these ugly pieces of crap at Value Village all the time, and they’re asking a minimum of $20. Yeah, OK Value Village, whatever. I spent $6 on mine at St. Vinny’s.
Step 2, take the thing outside, and spray paint it with grey primer. The whole thing; the painting, frame, and back of frame. I used this:
Then I painted the painting with three coats of black chalkboard paint. I didn’t tape off the frame, since it was going to be painted next. Here’s the chalkboard paint I used:
I then waited for the chalkboard paint to dry (it dries really quickly), and I then used newspaper and green painter’s tape to cover the surface of the painting so that I could paint the frame. I picked up some cheap green spray paint from Walmart for less than $2. Here’s the brand I used:
And that’s all there was to it! For less than $20 I have a huge chalkboard hanging in my hallway, ready to display a to-do list, the evening’s menu, an inspirational quote, or a nagging reminder from mom.
Here’s my finished chalkboard:
Hope everyone has a great weekend!