Monday, February 18, 2013

Dog Days Paint It! Challenge :: DIY Framed Nursery Chalkboard

I had every hope and intention of having my planned furniture painting project done in time for this week's 'Paint It' challenge. But with the weather being as cold as it is, there was no time this weekend to drag a dresser outside, paint it and allow it to dry for a few hours. 

So, my Annie Sloan Chalk Paint will have to wait for a warmer day. And since it is one of the last DIY projects to complete before we start painting and prepping the nursery, you can bet that I will be anxiously awaiting the arrival of the first Spring-like weekend! 

So, this week, I thought I'd share a simpler project that I completed about a month ago. 

Shortly after finding out I was pregnant, and once it was 'confirmed' by my doctor, I found myself browsing the aisles of Hobby Lobby one afternoon. Shocking, I know. I knew I was going to want to do weekly or bi-weekly updates, and I thought I could find the perfect picture frame to use as my chalkboard. 

I found the perfect white 16x20 frame and couldn't wait to get it home to paint the glass with Chalkboard paint.

If you've never used Chalkboard paint, I suggest you try it as soon as you can. I typically buy the Krylon brand. It sprays on easily and the finish is great!

This project is so easy. Almost too easy.

DIY Framed Nursery Chalkboard

What You'll Need
One (1) picture frame in the size and finish of your choice
One (1) can of spray-on Chalkboard paint
Chalk Pens in the colors of your choice (optional)

All you need to do is clean the glass inside the frame. Remove any stickers or price tags and wipe down the surface well.

Spray the Chalkboard paint evenly over the entire surface (just on one side) and allow to dry for an hour or two. If you can do this outside, it is best. Especially if you're preggo. Or, you can employ your helpful husband.

Once the glass is dry, replace it in the frame and voila!

As you can see, we're currently using our chalkboard to focus on names for our sweet baby boy. Once our name is chosen, I plan to hang it in the nursery and use it for quotes and sayings that I love. 

In case you are wondering, I snagged a 4-pack of Chalk Pens at Michael's and have been using them to start. I will probably try to find a few softer colors before the baby comes.

So, there you have it, my very first nursery project! This project is also perfect for a bathroom, kitchen, pantry or playroom! The uses are endless. 

What have you painted recently? Make sure to head over to the 'Paint It!' Challenge and check out all of the other fabulous projects that were linked up this week!


{annie_loo} @ The Farrar Four said...

Love chalkboard paint! Great job girl! And---you will LOVE the annie sloan paint! we use it on everything! it's worth every dime!!!! Can't wait to see the dresser!

Amber said...

Oh I love the frame you chose - I'll have to make myself one!

Elise Michele said...

Have you had any issues with the paint flaking off the glass? That'd be the one thing that I would worry about.


Nicole-Lynn said...

So cute, I love it!