Easy DIY Framed Chalkboard
I must admit my DIY chalkboard has been one of my favorite projects that I have done lately! I was inspired to write about it today as C and I are off to Menards to get supplies for our next project since the temperature is currently above zero. I need reminders why I live here again?!?! Anyway, how I came to make my chalkboard came from inspiration to have something to write monthly milestones on for C each month. Pinterest had a lot of cute ideas as to different chalkboards so I went looking for one. I wanted a large enough one that it would show nice in pictures and I wanted it framed. What I was finding was the cost was running far higher then I anticipated like over $100. I did not want to be in it for that much so I moved to DIY. I searched different tutorials where there were some very basic ones like spray a piece of board and wallah you have a chalkboard, however I really wanted the frame looked. To get the framed looked it involved wood or molding and sawing, gluing etc. Anytime I can avoid any type of sawing it is a good thing so I pretty much let the idea go for a while. It was not until I was cleaning out my closet and came across an old door mirror that I had in college it clicked. The mirror had a white frame. It was cheap so it was not real glass. I thought why the heck not try make this thing into the chalkboard I have nothing to lose. So here is what I used:
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