Introduction: Restored Chalk-Board

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I picked up this second-hand painting (with frame) for a few dollars the other day, and just had to turn it into a chalk-board!

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Step 1. I started by taking the screws out that were holding the wire hanger up.

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Step 2. I then pulled out all the staples holding the picture into the frame.

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Step 3. I bought a sheet MDF, I then had to measure the inside of the frame boarder, and cut the MDF to size with a jigsaw.

I was then left with a sheet of MDF that fit perfectly inside my frame.

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Step 4. The MDF was then placed inside the frame, and I drew a border of where the frame sits around the MDF.

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Step 5. I then taped off the border, so no paint would get on it.

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Step 6. I primed the MDF with some black spray paint (this is quite important because the chalk-board paint tends to soak into the MDF otherwise).

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Step 7. I chose some blue paint that I had left over from another project to paint my frame with.

A lackey band looped over the paint pot, and then secured with tape is really good for brushing the excess paint off your brush, without getting it all over your lid!

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Step 8. I applied 2 coats of chalk-board paint to the MDF (24hrs drying time between coats), and 3 coats of blue paint onto the frame.

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Step 9. After the final coats of paint were dry I peeled off the masking tape boarder.

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Step 10. I used some PVA glue to hold it all together.

I applied the glue in a thin boarder around the inside of the whole frame, placed the MDF inside the frame, turned it over and dabbed any excess glue off the chalk-board, and then turned it back over and placed a weight on it.

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Step 11. I then had to put the wire hanger back on, I measured 20cm from the top on each side of the frame and marked it out, then I screwed the wire hanger in place.

Step 12: It's Finished!

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This is the before and after, pretty neat right!

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