Sometimes things we have hanging in our home just need a little refreshing! I had a picture that I liked that had been hanging over my couch in the living room. But because the sun had faded it, it needed to be replace. However, I couldn’t bear getting rid of the frame the faded picture was in because it is so “me!” I love the shabby chic look and it is perfect for the living room’s decor. Then I got the bright idea to cover the glass with chalkboard paint!
Here’s the result:
Now, I have to tell you that I added a text on the chalkboard using Photobucket. I have to wait a whole 24 hours before I can write on it. I will be patient and wait, but I wanted you to see what it’s going to look like when I take the chalk to it! I LOVE the way it turned out.
Here’s the picture in its old state…
Here’s how I did it:
I covered the frame with painter’s tape. Here it is, dead, lying on its side out on the back patio.
I used a sandpaper on the glass and “roughed” it up a little.
I shook the can of blackboard spray paint for the full 2 minutes it says.
I applied paint in even strokes going one direction. I waited 15 minutes.
I applied a coat of paint going the opposite direction from the first coat. I waited 15 minutes.
I added a total of 10 coats of paint, alternating directions with each coat.
I can see all kinds of neat uses for this paint! But this is my favorite! Why not take a look around your house and see if you have a frame you love holding a picture that you don’t love so much. Cover the glass with chalkboard paint and freshen up that decor. You’ll be giving it a whole new life!
Yep, I like it much better!
Does this tempt you to cover a picture with chalkboard paint?
See you in church Sunday!