So I found this beauty at Goodwill for $4.94! The frame itself and the glass was in really good shape although the picture was a bit out dated. It actually glued itslef to the cardboard backing of the frame cause it had been in there for so long and may have been exposed to some moisture at some point. So I decided to give it a new life as a chalkboard and this is how I did it....
First things first, I took all the pieces apart from the frame. Leaving me with glass (to set aside for future projects), the picture (which in this case was attached to the cardboard on the back), and the frame.
Then I painted the farme. No priming was needed (sandpapering or washing) because this little baby was in pretty good shape. So at first, the end result was going to be put in my kitchen for me to use so I painted it with some indoor/outdoor paint I found laying around the house (Krylon Acrylic Latex Enamel Paint in Gloss Ivory color).
Once it was finished I remembered that all of my walls are white (we are renting so we can't paint)... So then I turned to my stash of acrylic paint and decided that "Peony Pink" was going to be the new color on this project and it was no longer going to be for my use, but for my little girls room in their "learning center". I applied about two coats of this stuff.
Next step was to spray the chalkboard paint onto the picture/cardboard. You can get this stuff at any store in the spray paint section (we went to Home Depot). It is a bit expensive but will last for a while. So I sprayed the board down from left to right.. cating it as evenly as possible. Let it dry.. then coat again.
Once this dries completely (about 24 hours) simply attach it back to the frame and hang it on the wall!
Easy, I know! And my 2 year old LOVES it!
So happy with how it turned out! Happy crafting everyone :)
Your children's hands and feet prints always make for really awesome keep sakes (and it's fun for them too).
I used just regular acrylic paint and drawing paper (it's thicker than printer paper).
Just lather your little ones hand in the paint using a paint brush and stick it to the paper for about three seconds. If you have younger children like I do (2 yrs and 3 months) it helps if you press their hand to the paper yourself instead of just telling them to put their hand down on it ( my 2 year old kept wanting to rub her hand around on the paper).
Then for the V I used my 3 month old's feet (to incorporate both of the kids in the artwork).
Once that dries, just paint in the L and the E and some hearts for decoration and send of to relatives (be sure to keep one for yourself). The fam LOVED them, and you didn't have to go out and buy cheesy cards for everyone!