This past weekend, I decided that I was going to make my DIY chalkboard frame project happen! After hitting the gym early on Saturday morning, I met up with a friend to check out some local antique shops and the good old GW for a large frame that I could transform into my very own chalkboard. We ended up finding the perfect sized frame and although I'm not usually a DIY / crafty person, I was excited to take a stab at transforming a crazy-looking 90's framed print into a chalkboard to hang behind my bar cart.
Later that evening, my friend and I sat in my bathroom and chatted while I covered everything with chalkboard paint. It took a couple of coats to cover the existing art, but in the end, I was impressed with how smoothly the paint transformed a piece of glass into a usable chalkboard surface. In addition to the large frame, I also painted a smaller frame to hang in my entryway.
After the chalkboard section was completely dry, I began painting the trim a bright white to help it "pop." The chalkboard portion needs to sit for three days before I can begin covering it with my handlettering, and the trim needs a second coat of white, but overall, I am so pleased with how this turned out! I'm looking forward to having an outlet to showcase my lettering and chalk doodles!