Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Old Mirror - New Life as a Chalkboard


We have this great mirror that was in our Master Bathroom before we renovated. It then moved into the office and now that that office changed to a craft room, it was homeless once again. I could not think of a good place for a mirror that size and I hated to get rid of it. So....it became a chalkboard! My husband thought I was crazy to paint on top of mirror, but a little "googling" had me convinced it was worth a try. It now has a happy new spot in our kitchen and I think it is going to function so well for us! Here is how I did it.

Mirror Before

Tape of mirror frame with painters tap on the edge and then saran wrap to cover the frame.

I primed with metal primer since it was a slick surface, but I think any primer would do. Then I used 2 coats of rustoleum chalkboard paint. I used the brush on because I could not find the spray at Michaels or Lowes. Brushing was okay, but I had to sand between layers and I still have some brush marks. Spraying would be SO much better!

Anyway....it was a quick easy project! Do you have an old mirror or piece of art that needs new life? Give this a try!



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