Wednesday, May 1, 2013

DIY: Chalkboard

A couple of weeks back, I visited the Rosebowl flea market in hopes of finding a giant frame (which I did) and also some vintage pieces for the house.  After browsing endless rows of second-hand booths, I noticed that people were turning old frames into these cool chalkboard and charging $30-$100!  I thought to myself I could make 5 boards for $30 and accepted the challenge.  Yes, I made a bet with myself!

Here is what you need:
-chalkboard paint or chalkboard contact paper (I used the contact paper)

Take the backing of the frame off; I applied the contact paper directly on the glass since it has a clean and smooth surface.  If your frame is missing this part, you can use cardboard paper. And apply the contact paper to that instead.
Measure and cut. The grid behind the contact paper made cutting straight a cinch! 

Peel and stick.  And TA-DA!  Your very own chalkboard for less than $5!

This was such a fun project and I hope you find it enjoyable as well!