Hey, my creative friend! It’s Do from Do Dodson Designs! I’m so glad you’re here. Today I’m sharing how I made these cute DIY small chalkboard signs out of thrift store art. So stinking cute! And budget-friendly as always. That’s my kind of project!
– Repurposed thrift store art with frame
– Belles and Whistles Silkscreen Stencil (Farmhouse)
– Sanding Pad
– Chalk sticks and Eraser
Clean your artwork and the frame first to remove grease, dirt, and thrift store gunk. Paint will not adhere to gunk! I promise you that. I just used a little mild soap and water with a soft cloth.
Did you know that Dixie Belle Chalk Mineral Paint can be used as chalkboard paint? Yep, I tested it, and it works beautifully on these small DIY projects. Apply the first coat of paint to the inside of the frame. This is where the chalkboard will be. I painted the frame white, but you can paint it any color you like to match your home’s décor. I like the traditional black and white, and it works well with my farmhouse style.
Next, allow the paint to dry completely (an hour or so) and then lightly sand with a super fine sanding pad or paper. Then apply the second and third coats the same as the first, finishing with the sanding pad.
Next, remove the stencil from the white backer sheet. Then, position the stencil on your project. Apply a thin layer of Chalk Mineral Paint with the enclosed plastic spatula and remove excess. Remove the silkscreen and wash with mild soap and water immediately after use.
To read the rest of this darling tutorial, head on over to Do Dodson Designs here!