How to Make a Chalkboard From a Picture Frame

by J.P. Morgan


  • 1 Picture frame w/glass or plastic
  • 1 Rust oleum Chalkboard Paint
  • Chalk
  • Your choice of paint (for frame)
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    After searching Craigslist for a few days, I kept finding people selling chalkboards for way too much, and plus I didn't like the styles either. So, I decided to make my own!!!

    Step 2

    I found this little gem at CCA for $1.99.

    Step 3

    First thing is to take the backing off and peel off any film if necessary.

    Step 4

    Before you paint the glass or plastic, be sure to lay down some sort of drop cloth. Also, be sure that the glass (or plastic) is clean.

    Step 5

    I found this at Wal-Mart for around $3.

    Step 6

    Spray evenly with Rustoleum Chalkboard Paint. I applied 2 coats. Once dry, hold it up in the light to be sure there are no holes.

    Step 7

    While the first coat of chalkboard paint is drying, you can go ahead and start painting the frame.

    Step 8

    Once you've applied both coats, you should now have a chalkboard. Lets put it back in the frame.

    Step 9

    Looks good to me!

    Step 10

    Finally, grab the chalk and get creative. There's no right or wrong way to do this part, just whatever you think looks good.