Chalk Paint is probably the best thing ever, since homemade bread. (Did you ever hear that statement, (“best thing ever, since homemade bread”) when you were a kid? Well, Chalk Paint is a new “must have” addition to all crafters arsenal of DIY supplies. What did we do before computers, iPhones & Chalk Paint, YIKES!!!
My daughter Cassie & I are opening a retail location of Living on the Bliss in beautiful Southern Pines, NC. We will be sharing on our blog some of the projects we are working on that will be for sale in our store. We found this old vintage mirror frame and decided to turn it into an amazing Chalk Board. Here we share with you how we did it and how you can also make one for your home. My children love to write on chalk boards, what’s up with that???
Painting with Chalk Paint is so easy. There’s not prep work, no sanding and no priming… I painted this in my kitchen.
There’s great detail in the vintage mirror frame, I love it.
Starting to really look smooth, and has an even surface.
The wax needs to dry completely, over night is best but can be sooner. I will be adding dark wax to make the details show up and stand out. I used clear & dark wax together. We will have classes and will teach this technique.
Again I got excited and forgot to take pictures of me using the dark wax. I just added it to an area and wiped off the excess with an old t-shirt. My granddaugter is wanting to paint so we let her paint an old cabinet door front we are turning into a wardrobe hanger. Meet Harlow Grace…
Notice behind us the Vintage Chalk Board Frame has been distressed and rubbed in dark wax for more detail. Harlow Grace is having a great time painting! (just keeping it real with the mess in my kitchen!) When a girl is painting she can’t be bothered with details like dishes. Right Harlow??
Now for the Chalk Board part of this project. My hubby cut a piece of wood we purchased at Lowe’s Home Improvement to fit the back of the Vintage Mirror Frame. First I primed it because it was raw wood.
Next step is a light sanding on the primer and then I applied Chalkboard paint I bought at Lowe’s.
I lightly sanded between each coat of ChalkBoard paint. I applied a total of 3 coats for a very smooth surface.
Viola! An amazing, fun, Vintage Chalk Board you can put anywhere in your home for notes to be shared with your family.
You can see this and more Vintage Goodies in our upcoming store.
Cindy & Cassie
Living on the Bliss
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