mirrors into chalkboards

Saturday

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!

3 comments:

  1. One of our favorite things about chalkboard is the ability to customize anything you want, and then change it over and over again.

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  2. I really like the mirror frame turned in to a chalk board. The effect is cute and lovely.

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  3. Nice idea turning mirrors into chalkboards that keep our schedules, grocery list, and a to-do list for projects! I like it when you sprayed the frames and the mirrors with white spray paint. I agree that we really have to sanded the mirror-surface to help rough it up before painting - chalkboard paint is latex so it needs a surface to cling to. Thanks!

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