Oh Happy Day is right, when you find a quick, easy project that is just a fun one to do!!
Ready? Here we go...
Remember the stash I was cleaning out at a friend's house?? This was in it. It's an old framed piece of art that has maybe seen better days.... BUT, it was a great frame.
All I did was grab my Chalkboard Paint and start painting right over the picture. I wasn't even very neat about it knowing I was going to paint the frame next.
It took two coats to completely cover the old art. Then I just let it all dry.
I had some left over turquoise paint (now, someone is going to ask what the formula to this color is and, I don't know) - it's some combo of Patina Green and Driftwood. I only had a *smudge* of this color left so I just made it work. Once it was dry, I added a quick "color-wash" of a darker teal which gave it just a bit more interest.
Once everything was completely dry, I "seasoned" the chalkboard. Seasoning is important because if you skip this step, the first words you write, will be there FOREVER. Trust me on this. So rub your chalk over the whole thing, and then just wipe it off with a dry paper towel. That's all there is to it.
Told you... a quick, easy, fun project!! Look at thrift stores for these types of framed art, and then create to your heart's content. These would be great gifts to have in a closet on stand-by OR as a unique piece of home decor.
Oh Happy Day!