I have been wanting to make a chalkboard forever!!!
But, I had never found a frame that I liked.
I finally did!
The only problem........
I don't have a clue to what I am doing!
So, I started from the beginning......
Bought chalkboard paint, frame paint, brushes, and of course,
my beautiful frame.
I began by cleaning my frame, and taping off the glass.
I then painted the glass with the black chalkboard paint.
Just a little fyi, here.
The directions said to let dry one hour, and then apply the second coat.
NOPE, DON'T DO IT!
See the bumps, the paint began peeling off.
So, I let it sit for 24 hours, and then was able to apply the second coat.
After finishing the black chalkboard paint,
I started to paint the frame.
I applied the paint, liberally....
and then wiped it off.
I loved the texture, and I loved the gold....
but it seems I lost it when it was painted.
I have finished it for now,
(while I think)
but I believe I need to rebrush the gold, gently back over the top.....
I am just not quite ready.
But, it is coming....
What do you think?