So you might've noticed an empty frame on my wall a few posts ago. Well, the project is finished and I thought I'd share with ya'll how I did it. It's so easy a caveman can do it. F'realz.
What you need:
-Frame (with glass)
-roller or brush
When I first started this project I thought I was going to have to find a place who could cut a sheet of steel in my exact dimensions, buy self-etching primer to coat first, and then finally paint it. But I couldn't find those and ended up just getting my chalkboard paint first- and then realized you can use it on glass! I was a little hesitant to do it that way because I didn't want to worry about it breaking during all our moves; but I just kept the backing for it and so it's no more fragile than any other frame I have.
I started the project with this: (The hideousness of that picture/frame will haunt my dreams forever.)
I used a brush and a sponge brush with mine. Although I do like the texture it gave, I think next time I'll use a roller brush. My paint, like I said, has texture to it; so when I write on it, it shows. Like I said, I don't mind- but a roller will give you a smoother finish and make the final product look more like the flat chalkboards you find in stores. My frame didn't have an option to hang in the direction I wanted so I added a hook-thingy to the back. Also a cinch.
Wish me a happy flight today! I'm so excited for our little trip (: