I’m SO Crafty – DIY Gold Chalkboard Frame

July 15, 2014

July 15, 2014

As you may recall, this past weekend I hosted a bridal shower for my good friend Patty.  You may have seen some chalkboard frames in my pictures – I made them!  While I primarily write about fitness, running, traveling and food, I am quite crafty.  I thought this would be a fun project to share on Run Jenny Run

I bought the frames from A.C. Moore when they went on sale.  I am sure you can find similar ones at Michaels or your local craft store. 

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I bought Rust-Oleum primer and chalkboard spray paint. Rust-Oleum also sells chalkboard paint, but I am lazy and did not want any major cleanup. 

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Remove the glass panes from the frame and wipe off any dust. Spray the primer on the glass, let it dry for 1 hour and repeat.  Do the same with the chalkboard spray paint. 

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Let the chalkboard dry for 24 hours.  Take a piece of chalk and season (rub) the chalkboard.  They suggest using the side of the chalk, but it ended up scratching my chalkboard (I bought cheaper pieces of chalk). I used the ends and it worked well.  

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Cute right? I think I spent approximately $40 on the three chalkboards.  I will keep the larger one up in my apartment and use the smaller ones for entertaining .

Are you crafty? 

Have you used chalkboard paint or spray paint before? 

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