Monday, June 30, 2014

diy: vintage mirror chalkboard

I've had this vintage mirror in my garage for well over a year, just collecting dust and dog hair. I decided I wanted to create something and I've always wanted a big chalkboard. My husband is typically the one who tackles these projects at our house but he was out of town and I was determined to do it myself. 

First, I cleaned it and spray painted the entire thing- frame and mirror with a white primer.

Then I headed to Wal-Mart for supplies. I got this chalkboard spray paint and this fun citrus green color for the frame. 

I covered the frame with painters tape and painted the mirror section with the chalkboard paint. I did two coats. I let it dry for several hours then covered the chalkboard area with newspaper and painters tape. I spray painted the frame with about three coats of the spray paint to make sure it was covered then I finished it off with a coat of clear protective gloss. 

It isn't perfect but I love it! I need to go back and touch up a few places but I think it turned out great. The mirror was free and the other supplies were less than $7. A fun and inexpensive do-it-yourself project! 

I plan to hang it in my kitchen as a menu board. I also plan to use it on the girls first days of school, birthdays, and other events as a message board.


  1. Seriously what a great idea! It turned out beautifully. I love your blog! I nominated you for a Liebster award!