How To Easily Make a Chalkboard


Make a chalkboard from an old mirror  Front Porch Mercantile

I get asked a lot about making chalkboards – from frames, old pictures, mirrors – everything!

A client asked me to take this older mirror she had and turn it into a chalkboard. So I did.

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It’s super simple.

Steps from Mirror to Chalkboard

  1. Clean the entire piece and lightly sand the frame
  2. Paint the frame using Fat Paint (I used Tuscan Sun) 2 coats, then use Furniture Wax to top coat
  3. Use Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint in Typewriter to cover the mirror. I used the Bonding Agent mixed into the paint to hold, 2 or 3 coats – NO TOP COAT, be sure to let the paint cure
  4. Prime the chalkboard with chalk (see how in the video)

That’s it! Easy Peasy!

Here it is in my clients pretty kitchen. Lovely right?

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Here’s a little video I did to explain the process. I totally feel super duper awkward doing videos, so no laughing, well, ok, you can laugh a little, we’re all about the fun around here. :)

Do you have any old pictures or mirrors you would like to turn into chalkboards? If you need any supplies or want some more info, come and see us at Front Porch Mercantile.

We would love to help you out!

Thanks for popping in!


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