Check it out!
|Firstly, I unscrewed the back of the frame. I had to dig through Tom's toolbox to find the right screwdriver!|
|I examined the backing and decided that I didn't have to cut a whole new piece of wood to use as the chalkboard part. It was in fine condition, I knew it would fit properly and there were holes to reattach it the frame already there.|
|This is the type of paint I used. It was called "Robin's Egg Blue" and I got it at Michael's Craft Supply Store.|
|I sprayed the frame by evenly swooping the paint can back and forth in swift, quick motions until the whole thing was covered.|
|While I was waiting for the frame to dry the first time, I painted the backing of the frame with this chalkboard paint. You can pick this up at any hardware or paint store.|
|It is quite thick. I had to "spoon" it out with my paintbrush.|
|I did two coats of the blackboard paint just to make sure it was fully covered. Sometimes when wood is old and dry, it soaks up a lot of paint. It is always a good idea to do two coats of paint on anything.|
|The frame dried with a matte finish and I wanted it to be glossy. I left the frame to dry overnight and then sprayed it with this clear gloss coat. This took very little time and I didn't have to use much of it.|
|When it was all dry, it was beautiful and glossy and bright! The clear coat also acts as a protectant for the paint to keep it from chipping or fading at all.|
|What a transformation!|
Tweedle Tip: Spray painting is a great way to quickly and easily give life to something old and dull. You can spray paint almost anything!- plastic, wood, metal, ceramic, you name it! Your local hardware store will have basic colours of spray paint, but if you want something more exciting, check out craft supply stores! They have dozens and dozens of great colours!