Turn an Old Picture Frame into a Chalkboard!

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It was my cousin’s birthday recently and I struggled to decide what to get her. She is studying nursing at university and I thought something to help with her studies would be useful.

Around the same time I was cleaning out my craft supplies and came across some chalkboard paint I bought quite some time back but never used. It was then I remembered about an old picture frame I had stored away awhile ago after the glass had broken.

Bingo! I decided to turn an old picture frame into a chalkboard for my cousin – perfect for notes and reminders!

This project was a little time consuming in between the coats of chalkboard paint drying but the end result is well worth it. My cousin LOVED her new chalkboard!

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Turn an Old Picture Frame into a Chalkboard

  • Step 1

Remove the backing from the picture frame. Clean any dust or dirt off it.

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  • Step 2

Paint one coat of chalkboard paint. Let it dry for at least two hours before gently hand sanding off any grit.

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  • Step 3

Paint a second coat and let it dry, again for at least two hours.

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  • Step 4

While waiting for the second coat of chalkboard paint to dry, prepare the frame for decorating.

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  • Step 5

Personalise the frame by decorating it. I used “Paris” themed washi tape, decorative paper flowers and heart shaped stickers. I secured these using strong craft glue.

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  • Step 6

Once the second coat of chalkboard paint has dried, paint a third coat. A fourth coat is optional but again you will need to wait two hours drying time between coats.

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  • Step 7

Once the final coat of chalkboard paint is completely dry, place the chalkboard back into the decorated frame.

Project complete!

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What have you converted or upcycled and turned into gifts?

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  1. What a clever idea. I love it and I am sure your cousin will get great use from it. Thank you for sharing on #wednesdayswisdom. Have a great week.
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  2. I’m always so amazed by you! This looks so good! Pinned and tweeted. I appreciate you taking the time to party with us. I hope to see you on Monday at 7. Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls

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