From Outdated Picture To Chalkboard

From Outdated Picture To Chalkboard

Chalkboards are fund to decorate with. They give any space some farmhouse charm. When I saw this outdated picture I knew it would make a cute chalkboard. I love these kind of projects, because you're using what you have it's an easy project.

outdated pic


  • Chalkboard paint
  • 4 inch cabinet roller
  • MDF board
  • Tape measure
  • Wood stain
  • Clean rags
  • Wood frame
  • Drawer pull
  • Chalk
  • Drill
  • Jigsaw
  • Saw tooth hanger



Measure the inside of the back of your frame. Using a jigsaw cut out your MDF board. Using your paint roller paint one side of the MDF board with 2-3 coats of chalkboard paint. Follow the instructions on the can for application and drying times.

While the paint dried I used a sander to get all the old paint off the frame. After wiping the dust off I used a paintbrush to apply stain. Let penetrate for 5-15 minutes. Once it's as dark as you like wipe the excess stain off with a clean rag. Let dry completely for recommend time on can.



chalkboard back

Now that the chalkboard paint is dry I placed it inside the frame. I was lucky my frame had framing points.

Attach a saw tooth hanger to the back. Turn your chalkboard over and drill two pilot holes for the screws holding the drawer pull. Attach the drawer pull. I found my antique drawer pull at a garage sale, for cheap! I think it added a little extra charm too.


To prepare the chalkboard for use, condition the surface by rubbing the side of a piece of chalk over the entire chalkboard. Next wipe it down with a clean dry cloth and it's ready to use!

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