Before starting this project, you’ll need the following materials:
Old Window/or Frame, Black Chalkboard Paint, White Chalk, Erasable Chalk Markers, Paint Brush
I’ve been working on giving my craft room a whole new look (YAY finally).
One project that I’ve been wanting to do is a DIY Chalkboard, always a fun kind of project to work on. I went into a local antique store and they had an old window for $6. Right away I knew what I wanted to do with it – make an upcycled chalkboard for my craft room. I love working on projects for the house, and this will fit in perfectly with my decor. I loved the look of the old window already and didn’t need to make any changes to it.
I can write down craft supplies needed, or even craft ideas I want to do. It’s perfect. I’m a very visual person, I like to always see what I need to do or get.
Gather up your supplies, I used the Americana Chalkboard paint which worked out perfect.
Step 1 – Add Chalkboard Paint
Add a little chalkboard paint to the center of the glass and start painting!! I used an angled brush so I didn’t need to tape it off. As per the instructions paint on two coats and let the first coat dry 1 hour before adding the second. After you add the second coat let cure for 24 hours.
It’s been 24 hours!!
Step 2 – Seal the Chalkboard
Now grab some chalk and lightly rub the chalk over the surface to condition.
It even has a perfect spot for my chalk!
I love the way this upcycled chalkboard window frame turned out!
Here’s a quick breakdown of the alternative chalkboard frame. So if you can’t find an old window this is a great option as well. I used this distressed sea green frame.
I really like how the frame turned out as well. I’m loving the distressed look. I can put this chalkboard in my kitchen.
This miniature tricycle is pretty cool, I had to get one to put my chalk inside. Cute little touch!
I think one of my favorite parts about this upcycled chalkboard project is it’s so fast to do!! It only takes a couple minutes to paint and then once you wait the 24 hours you’re ready to go.
DIY Chalkboards are always a great addition to any room and they are pretty inexpensive to make as well!
Here are a couple other projects, I’ve made using chalkboard materials. I gave an Ikea Easel a whole new look with some chalkboard paint for my sons craft area. I also made a chalkboard out of an extra piece of wood.