How to turn an old mirror into a chic chalkboard.

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I was so excited to find this vintage mirror a few months ago at a local thrift store! I am going to tell you how I turned it into a cool chic chalkboard.

  • First, I cleaned the mirror with a glass cleaner. I cleaned the frame with a Lysol wipe.
  • Next, I decided on painting the frame a cream color from the Annie Sloan chalk paint collection. I used two coats and let dry between coats.
  • Then, I used the Annie Sloan clear wax to protect the paint. I also used the dark wax with a small paint brush for some aged effects. I used another coat of clear wax to seal everything in place.
  • The final step was to make the mirror a chalkboard. I used the black finish in a quart size. (a little goes a long way) You can purchase smaller sizes at your local craft stores.

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  • Apply two coats with a foam brush not the roller kind. (I tried with a roller foam brush and it wasn’t spreading nicely) I let dry between coats.

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  • The last step is to condition the chalkboard by taking a piece of chalk sideways and rubbing it on. The directions said to wait 3 days after the last coat of paint to condition it and about a week to use any water to clean chalkboard. This entire process took about 4-5 days. I love how it turned out!

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I hope this inspires you to get up and do something too! What experiences have you had with chalkboard paint? I would love to hear from you!

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