I have been wanting a chalkboard for my kitchen for some time now but am too cheap and didn't want to spent $30 in the store. I saw on Pinterest that you can do it very easily and cheaply so I thought I would give it a try! It WAS easy AND cheap - 50 cents for the frame from a thrift store and about $3.50 for the chalk board spray paint!
Here's the ugly "before".
I thought about doing something fun, like a bright color, but decided on the dark chocolatey brown that matches my pantry door. My laundry room will be the fun room with lots of pop (before and after pictures of that to come). So first thing was to take the glass out and clean both it and the wood frame. Then I painted it.
I did about 3 coats of this wonderful stuff - just make sure you do it outside or in the garage!!
Then I colored it with chalk because I read that if you do this before actually writing on it, the chalk will wipe off better.
And the finished product!
Such an easy and fun DIY project that can
be finished in just a few hours!