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Turning an Old Mirror into a Chalkboard

Turning an Old Mirror into a Chalkboard

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Remember when I said my Ikea Curtain hack was the easiest DIY ever? Well, I lied. I actually think turning an old mirror into a chalkboard has been the easiest project to date. Let me share with you how I did it.

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Unfortunately, I do not have any before photos to share with you . This was done before I started my blog, and I was just living in the moment. It was a beautiful day in September. Cool air was making its way in for the fall and my morning sickness had started to subside. I decided I wanted to paint something outside, and this DIY project is the result.  With the sun in my face, breeze blowing through my hair and The Doors playing on the speakers, I began transforming the mirror.

The mirror was an antique passed down to me from my mother and it was just collecting dust in the garage. The frame was a weird,  white-pink color and was actually crumbling off in some areas.  I wanted to find a way to use the piece in my home and I have always loved chalkboards.

I first cleaned the mirror. Then, I applied Rustoleum Chalkboard Paint
with a foam brush directly to the mirror.

 

 

It took a total of 3 coats to completely cover the mirror. For the frame, I used Sherwin Williams Riverway– SW 6222. Being the impatient person I am, I did not take the time to use painter’s tape for the application of either of the paints and guess what?…It turned out just fine. To give the frame a distressed vibe, I applied the Sherwin Williams paint by first dipping a foam brush into a cup of water, then I dipped it into a sample size of the paint. I only lightly covered the frame.

I let the chalkboard paint cure for about 4 days before I used it and so far, it has held up ok.

I actually just changed the wording on the chalkboard for the upcoming holidays.

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See how incredibly easy it was to turn a mirror into a chalkboard? Now go out there and design some good vibes!

Don’t forget to pin this!

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