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! :)