What you'll need:
Acrylic paint (or any flat latex paint)
Jar with lid
Chalk paint (diy or store bought)
Wood, veneer (or any hard material suitable for painting)
Paint and bristol board (optional)
Dry erase board
Picture frame (with usable glass and backing)
Tissue/wrapping paper (fabric or any other thin material for under glass)
Step 1: Chalk Paint
First measure about half cup of your paint, pour it into your jar, then add about 1 tbsp of baking soda. Stir vigorously dissolving backing soda as best as possible. Dip the tip of your paint brush in the mixture and spread the paint thinly on a tiny area of cardboard, when it dries ( in a couple minutes) feel test if the consistency is right for you (like fine sand paper). Add more baking soda if needed. Close jar and store.
Note: I don't recommend making the paint to far in advance because my mixture started turning yellowish after a couple hours.
Step 2: Getting Started
Chalk board- Measure and cut your material of choice( to fit your picture frame) whether it be wood or veneer, I used the board from another frame as it was very durable. Measure and cut your bristol board as well, then stick it to the the back or your material to give it a prettier finish. Using chalk paint, paint your material, giving it about two or three coats, making sure its completely dried in between. After paint is completely dry cover entire area with chalk ( using the side is easier) then wipe off.
Dry erase board- Simply remove glass and backing then attach your tissue paper or fabric(with glue) onto the ..backing.
Step 3: Finishing
For the dry erase board, place the glass back into the frame (make sure its clean and spot free), securing it with a bit of glue, the do the same with your tissue/wrapping paper covered backing. Optional add decoration, I used a drawer pull at first but it was too heavy and eventually fell off so I then added some gold hearts from a schrunchie.
For the chalk board, place your painted board into the frame also securing with glue.
And that's it!! I told you it was easy.
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