The reason I came up with this idea was to do a tally board for what my family members thought our little "peanut" is, BOY or GIRL. We thought it was a cute addition and fun way to find out what people thought before we did the big REVEAL. Afterwards, this chalkboard will become a play toy for our little one in years to come. :)
What you will need:
- A picture frame- I used some old artwork I had laying around, I still need to take the picture out underneath but the frame worked great! haha I would recommend using a plastic picture frame, as the paint seemed to scrape off the glass easier.
- Paint tray (Or something to put paint in, like a recycled plastic container even!)
- Chalkboard paint
- Paint brush
- Painters tape
First you will want to make sure your picture frame is clean, so take that water and vinegar along with your paper towel and give it a good wipe down. Make sure it is completely dry. Next, Tape off the edges of your picture frame using your painters tape.
Start painting your frame in a downward motion. (Vertically) Using straight lines. Be sure not to make it too thick, or it will not dry properly. Continue painting entire surface until all covered. Let dry for 2-3 hours.
4. Next you will want to do another coat, this time horizontally. This will ensure all the spots are covered. You will end up with something like this:
5. Let dry for 24 hours. You will start to end up with a matte finish and your picture frame will start to actually look like a chalkboard now! Something kinda like this: (Sorry for the blurry picture) You can now remove the painters tape along the frame.