Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Chalkboard Mirror

I've seen all kinds of posts about people making chalkboards and the husband has been wanting one for the kitchen so I set off to find an antique mirror. That might be easy for a lot of you but in little old Lake Jackson, Texas it took me awhile! But I finally found what I was looking for in a used furniture store. It was perfect!

And I loved the design at the top of it!

I sanded the mirror down and spray painted it. I used Rustoleum Heirloom White. It took quite a few coats. This mirror was so heavy ( I could barely lift it) and I figured it was too heavy to hang on our cabinet so I took the mirror out and just used the back piece of the wood for the chalkboard part. I used chalkboard spray paint on the wood insert. I think that if I ever do another big chalkboard I will use the just regular chalkboard paint that I can roll on instead of the spray. It will probably be a little easier to get even. After everything was dry I put it all back together. I sanded the edges down a little bit to distress it and rubbed a glaze on to antique it a bit too. I used Ralph Lauren glaze and it was so easy! You just brush it on, wait a few seconds then wipe off! And here is the finished result! I was very proud of myself for my first bigger project! I thought it turned out great!

(Sorry about the quality of the photo! It was hard to get a pic close up, but you can kind of see!)

And then it's perfect for your son to draw crazy monster pictures on! :)




  1. Really great job! I'd love to find one that large. Ann @ Housefinally.blogpot.com

  2. I love that frame... so pretty! You did a great job! I love the chalkboard paint!

    Great monster too! : )

  3. Excellent job!! Love the distressing, and you had a really good idea about taking the mirror out to keep the weight down.... AND you get to play with the mirror now! Bonus! ;)

  4. I love the medallion! Looks great- I just did my first chalkboard too- gonna post it soon I hope. :)

  5. I love this mirror! You really got my attention when you said you live in Lake Jackson, TX because I grew up there. We lived there for 16 years before my dad got transferred to Houston. It was the greatest place to grow up! And my best friend lived on Tulip Trail. What a small blog world! :)

  6. I love this, it's look great!

  7. Tiffany!!! I love your chalkboard project. Its beautiful!! Thanks for sharing!

  8. Great job...love the little doodles that have already found a home there! Kim