I hope you all have a blessed and happy Easter. My husband is working today so it is just me and my son today.
I wanted to share a chalkboard project with you. I needed a long and skinny frame so I searched Goodwill and found the size I needed. I stopped at Lowes and had a think piece of wood cut to fit the frame.
Here’s what I started with.
I removed the glass and print and painted the frame. I am experimenting with the Annie Sloan chalk paint so that is what I used in Versailles green. I used a clear wax and a dark brown wax after I painted and distressed the frame.
I wanted the board to be magnetic so I sprayed 5 coats of magnetic spray paint on the board and it still doesn’t work as well as it should after all that paint! When it was dry I rolled on some chalkboard paint. (not chalk paint-confusing huh?) I did 3 coats. For some reason it didn’t turn out as smooth as I expected it to with a roller. I had to sand it a bit and it is still bumpier than I would like it to be. Maybe it was my cheap $1 store roller.
I used a staple gun to hold the wooden board inside the frame and this is what it looks like.
In honor of Easter and the Resurrection I wrote a fitting Bible verse on it.
I hope you all have a wonderful day. Thanks for stopping by.