I’ve been working on giving my craft room a whole new look. One project that I’ve been wanting to do since forever is a chalkboard. 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.
Supplies needed to make your own upcycled chalkboard:
I have two options for this tutorial if you can’t find an old window. You can also use a pretty frame, like these Chateau frames, for this project as well.
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!!
Now grab some chalk and lightly rub the chalk over the surface to condition.
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.
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.
Chalkboards are always a great addition to any room and they are pretty inexpensive to make as well! Check out this fun chalkboard tags project for more craft room and organization tips!
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Courtney from Crafts by Courtney is a mommy to three great boys (who keep her busy) and wife to a loving husband. Crafts by Courtney is where she makes easy-to-follow craft tutorials and posts all the do-it-yourself parties she’s created! Crafting has always been a big part of Courtney’s life since she was a child, and some of her favorite childhood memories are crafting with her mother and sister.