Tutorial: turning an old frame into a chalk board

Give your old frame a second life by turning it into an original slate.

If there is one thing that does not change between all the old houses, it is the first-rate executives who often sit in the living room. Thus, between the photos of flowery landscapes and the portraits of ancestors a freaking hair, they often undergo the taunts of the youngest during family celebrations! But like those houses that have gone through the years, these executives full of charms are also entitled to a new life. Today, we are going to learn how to simply transform an old frame into a chalk board. 

The hardware

– an old frame
– a thin wooden board of the size of the frame (you can use the panel of the back of the frame)
– slate paint
– a chalk
Budget: around $10
Duration: 30 minutes
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1. Open the frame and prepare the wooden board. Apply a coat of blackboard paint. For this, hold the spray can about 30 cm from the panel in circular motions. A single layer is usually sufficient. Our tip: we used a spray paint but there are also pots of paint and even vinyl board film.
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2. Once the paint is dry, position the panel in the frame by closing the safety devices on the back.
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In the end

Quickly done, well done! This tutorial is ultra simple to achieve for a truly original result. Very practical in a kitchen, it can serve you for the shopping list. In an entrance or office, it will serve as a reminder. You can hang a chalk tied with a cotton cord to keep it handy.
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