Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Day 13: DIY Verse of the Week Chalkboard
Now, just to forewarn you, if you are planning to put this chalkboard within the reach of children, find another chalkboard tutorial! We are turning the glass into the chalkboard, which is perfectly fine if handled by adults.
Without further ado, here is how you do this simple project!
You will need:
Dark Primer Spray Paint
Chalkboard Spray Paint
Old Frame with Glass
A safe place to spray paint (open-air, not windy, not wet.)
1.) Take the glass out of the frame. Clean and dry it.
2.) Lay out newspaper, making sure to secure it with tape or something heavy to weigh the ends down.
3.) Put the glass on the newspaper. Follow the instructions on the primer can. Prime the glass. Let that dry and repeat with another coat. Let dry.
4.) Follow the instructions on the chalkboard paint can. Spray glass with paint. Let dry. Repeat for a total of three times. Let dry 24 hours.
5.) Take a piece of chalk and turn it sideways. Rub chalk evenly into chalkboard. Wipe clean with dry cloth.
6.) Write your verse or whatever you wish to on the board. Put back in frame and put it out of children's reach! Mine is going to hang on the end of our upper kitchen cabinets where everyone can see, but not touch! :)