Framed Chalkboard DIY

Remember that chalkboard featured in Sundae Funday? As promised, here’s a simple and inexpensive way to make a framed chalkboard –

What you’ll need:

  • frame
  • screwdriver
  • paint or spray paint
  • chalkboard spray paint

1. You’ll want to choose a frame that has a sturdy backboard or glass that can be easily removed. I found this frame at a thrift store for $3.

2. Separate the backing from the frame. This is where the screwdriver comes in handy – you may have to do some careful prying to remove the back and/or glass.

3. It’s paint time. I sprayed three coats of chalkboard paint on the glass to be safe, and the frame took two coats.

Chalkboard4. Finally, make it pretty!

The chalkboard trend has been in for awhile now, it’s nothing new.. but I can’t seem to get enough! There are so many ways to use chalkboard paint – from covering whole walls to painting furniture and well, just about anything… the creative possibilities are endless!


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Find more chalkboard inspiration here!

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  2. Samantha says:

    I wish chalkboards didn’t make me get the shivers (like nails on a chalkboard). Because these ideas for implementing chalkboards around the house are SO cute! Love the DIY :)

  3. Bret says:

    I didn’t realize that chalkboard paint would work on glass. That’s pretty slick JMac. The first thing I bought for my new apartment was a chalkboard – mostly for reminders – but now I’ve got some decorating work to do on all these white walls. Thanks!

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