I believe shopping your home first is always a wise decision.
The wall above the thrift store storage table desperately needed something, but what?
This is a CRAZY house of 4 kids coming and going to friends and sports and such.
The kids’ cell phones are always dead and some “back to basic” communication was needed, a.s.a.p.
You can’t get more “basic” then chalk and a chalkboard!
Well, ok, maybe writing in the sand.
Anyhow. I looked around the house and found this picture that I’m tired of.
It’s faded and quite old.
Time to go!
After disassembly, I was left with a good frame and mat.
This time I wanted to try another paint in Rust-oleum’s Universal Metallic Collection,
black hammered metal.
I like texture, let’s give it a try.
I placed the mat up on to the wall and used my iPhone level app to level it.
Once it was level I taped it into place with painter’s tape.
I then traced the interior of the rectangle with a pencil.
Next with painter’s tape, I taped off 1 inch wider than the tracing.
I rolled the interior with 2 coats of chalk board paint.
Try to allow 2 days drying time before writing on it.
Then I simply inserted the mat board back into the frame and mounted it to the wall.
An old mat and frame found a new life and
our family will hopefully communicate a bit better.
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