Aug 16, 2012

DIY Chalkboard from a Mirror

Do you remember this teaser from a few weeks back?

Well, we've shown you the quilt and the bench, and we're here today with the repurposed mirror.

I was shopping at Goodwill several weeks ago when I noticed this huge, heavy mirror.  I thought to myself that it would make a nice chalkboard but was still in the process of justifying it when an employee went out of his way to help me get it down.  I pretty much had to buy it.  And I'm so glad I did.

Love the detail!
Marshall took the back off of the frame and took the mirror out.
I spray painted the front side of the frame backing with chalkboard paint and the frame itself with off-white spray paint.  We use an old baby pool for spray painting, and it protects the yard and driveway so nicely!
Marshall reattached the back to the frame.
I conditioned the chalkboard and then wiped it down with a paper towel.

Now it serves as our menu!

Since we took the mirror out, there is even a space for the chalk.  Love it!
Totally worth the $10!
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  1. Very cool! I hope one of you draws my name at Christmas!

  2. Chalkboard spray paint is the best thing ever, right?! I just adore this project ...

    Thanks so much for sharing this fabulous inspiration at our spray paint link party!



    1. Thank you for your kind and encouraging words! I agree- chalkboard spray paint is SO fun to work with!

  3. Love the mirror... turned chalkboard. You also have ONE of the BEST TIPS!! that I have heard for spray painting! The POOL!!! It's worth a blog post! Sure you will get lots of pins for that simple tip!

    1. Thanks, Leila! I'm always up for suggestions, and I think you're right- maybe I should dedicate a post to that tip!