Hi There Readers –
Lauren B the Crafter here with another segment on Kitchen Crafts. This post and the full instructions attached per the PDF will detail how to take an found/old/unloved mirror or picture frame and turn it into a Kitchen Chalkboard.
Like most of you out there that are busy working during the week, Sunday is officially dubbed Menu Planning Day. I write a Menu detailing the breakfasts, snacks, lunches, and dinners for the week, a Grocery List of things to grab on Sunday so that we have everything ready to go, and then a Prep List of everything that I have to prep on Sunday to be ready for the week’s food.
That’s like, 3 lists. The Prep List and the Grocery List get thrown out that day, but the Menu stays around all week so that I can remember what we’re eating and when. Also, having a Menu prepared helps me not stray from the plan which leads to wasted food.
In an effort to have the Menu more visible in the kitchen and because I don’t believe in putting things on the fridge, utilizing a blank wall to hang a chalkboard sounded like the perfect solution. Also, someone gave me a big old mirror a few weeks ago so having that available *turned on the light bulb*.
See the shortened instructions below and the full instructions are available per the PDF attachment: No. 108 Found Kitchen Chalkboard
- Mirror or picture frame with glass
- (1) Can Rustoleam Chalkboard SPRAY paint
- (1) Can of spray paint for your frame (if you’re refinishing the frame)
- (1) Can spray paint primer
- (1) Roll of painters tape
- Roll of paper towels or several plastic bags
- (1) Package of white chalk
- Prep your work area for spray painting and prep the mirror or frame by repairing it (if necessary), cleaning it, and wiping it dry.
- Prime the entire surface, the frame included.
- Spray the chalkboard paint over the mirror/glass surface. I don’t suggest taping off the frame in this step because the chalkboard paint is a matte paint, and any over spray would get covered up when you paint the frame.
- Tape off the recently painted chalkboard surface, using paper towels or plastic bags to cover and protect the chalkboard surface.
- Spray the frame!
- Take off the painter’s tape and check out your handiwork. DO NOT WRITE ON THE CHALKBOARD YET!
- Hang your new chalkboard.
- Before you write on your chalkboard, you must properly “season” it by taking the long side of a piece of chalk and rubbing it all over the chalkboard surface, erase it (I use paper towels), then repeat this seasoning step several times.
- NOW you can use your chalkboard!
I hope you enjoyed the project, it definitely solved my Menu dilemma and if its an even bigger chalkboard you can track to do lists and so many other things too.