Time to Paint your Vintage Inspired Chalkboard
Well almost, first off, I had my husband cut down the plywood for me to fit the inside of the frame. Then I rolled on the first coat of Chalkboard paint. I really love the green color, it brings back grade school- all of our chalkboards were this color! It was always fun when you got to be the kid who brought the erasers to the janitor to clean, funny the memories that a simple color brings back. After the first coat is dry, roll a second coat and you’re ready to attach when that’s all dry.
- A few more supplies
- A Hot glue gun
- screws, wire, screwdriver and pliers
Maybe not the most pro way to do this….
Yep, it me, busting out the hot glue gun. The most professional way would have been to use glazing points hammered in to hold the chalk board, but I couldn’t find them at Walmart, so next up- glue gun! Working quickly, I ran a bead of hot glue around the perimeter of the frame where the board will sit. Then I carefully placed the chalkboard into the frame, pressing firmly.
Next up, screw a screw on each side of the frame, I measured 4 inches down and placed my screw there. Then twist the wire (mine is a thin floral wire) around each screw and repeat on the other side- so your end up with a long wire spanning the frame.
Time to have a little fun
I’m not sure where I heard this, but you need to “season” your chalkboard. Basically, turn your chalk on the side and rub it all over the board.
Then its time to pretend like you’re an artist! I did watch a few Youtube tutorials, didn’t find it very helpful, so I winged it, channeling my inner Bob Ross. A few Christmas Trees and stars and we’re in business! Hope you liked my first little Christmas DIY- How to make a vintage inspired chalkboard. Join me later this week, I’ll be sharing my Christmas tree and Mantel decor. Maybe I’ll even do a Holiday Home Tour like my Fall Home Tour. See you then, Laura