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This chalkboard paint picture frame project is quick, easy and the grandmas loved it!
Find a frame. I found a few beat up frames at a yard sale and put them away for the right occasion. I’ve also picked up frames on clearance racks and Goodwill. Frames for 8″ x 10″ photos or document frames seem to work the best for various projects.
Remove the glass. Tape off a square in the center on the front side of the glass using masking tape or painter’s tape, whatever size you want. I used the hanging cutouts in the cardboard as a guide. Trim the edges of the tape to make sure the edges are clean.
Lay the glass on paper or a drop cloth in a well ventilated area.
Paint using chalkboard spray paint. I used two quick coats.
If painting the frame, prep the frame by using fine sandpaper. Rough up the varnish to help the paint adhere. Wipe clean with a clean tack cloth. Lay the frame on a paper or drop cloth. Paint using quick even passes.
Let dry thoroughly and remove the tape.
Center a drawing or even a piece of fabric on the back side of the glass. Replace glass in frame and put the frame backing back in place.
Use chalk to add a message or decorate the frame on the paint.
We have used chalkboard paint on several projects. How do you use it?