Start out by cleaning your mirror.
|I used Rust-oleum chalk board paint.|
Make sure to stir your paint really well! I forgot to get a paint stick, so I just used a cheap wooden spoon I had around. :) I am painting a mirror that has a bordering frame, so I started painting the borders using a small paint brush. The mirror was attached to the frame and there was no way of separating them. It got a little messy, so I'd encourage anybody doing a similar project to use something that has a removable frame.
Even though I didn't "stay inside the lines," the finished product looks perfectly imperfect. It worked out. :)
|After I painted all of the boarders|
- It takes four days for the paint to dry completely and be used as a chalk board
- The back of the pain can said to drag a piece of chalk across the finished chalkboard before writing it on. Erase the chalk, and now your chalkboard is ready!
Below is a picture of the FINISHED PRODUCT! and I even got it done in time to use it at our "Sweetest Day" dinner party!
We had it out on the porch for our guests to see as they arrived and it was such a nice touch! Everyone was impressed and I think it really dressed up the chalk board! Now, I have it sitting in the foyer by the front door, as pictured below:
P.S. God Gave Me You was our wedding song. I ran out of ideas of stuff to write on the board that day. But, it is very versatile and I love it! :) It makes me smile every time I see it and I hope that if you choose to make a Fancy Chalkboard, you'll enjoy yours as well!