How to Make a DIY Upcycled Chalkboard

I recently found a very ugly picture in 
a really beautiful frame.

My Valspar free sample came today!

I popped out the picture and gave the frame a coat of white. 

The frame looks beautiful in white!

Then I painted the backing board that was inside the frame with chalkboard paint.

I let the paint dry, and then rubbed the side of the 
chalk over the board and erased it, this keeps the chalk 
writing from staining the chalkboard.

And the result is an awesome chalkboard
in a beautiful white frame! 

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I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife, mother of 4 daughters, and a grandmother of 5 and counting. I am a retired teacher, a DIY blogger and an artist at heart. .