we've gotten to the point of unpacking my many "stuff" boxes. i had a pretty awesome collection of ornate-looking mirrors that i'd amassed, but honestly i really don't need that many mirrors, you know?
so we decided to turn them into chalkboards to keep our schedules, grocery list, and a to-do list for projects! i sprayed the frames and the mirrors with white spray paint. in retrospect, i would have also sanded the mirror-surface to help rough it up before painting - chalkboard paint is latex so it needs a surface to cling to - but mine still turned out more than okay!
once the mirrors and frames were coated and dry, i taped off the edges and painted on the first coat of chalkboard paint with a brush. 24 hours later i painted on the second coat with a foam brush to keep the paint surface smooth.
unfortunately i'd lost the hardware for the back of one of the mirrors so it took a day or two to finally get them up, but here they are looking great in my kitchen!