These pretties are plentiful at thrift stores, Good Wills and Salvation Army’s.
I know you have seen them.
They are dresser mirrors that are usually laying to the side somewhere.
They are usually cheap because they are MINUS the dresser.
What to do with them?
Let me show you.
It is easy.
Step one….chalk board paint. I like three good coats. I do NOT prime the mirror or glass for chalkboard paint. You will have to use your own judgement on the prep of your surface.
I haven’t had any issues with my chalkboard that I made for myself that was not primed. Worse case and you get a scratch…just put a fresh coat on. It’s all good.
I use the same Rustoleum can that I have for all of my chalkboards. It has lasted forever!
Step two…paint the wood your desired color.
This is my leftover Valspar sample that I am still using.
That $1.25 has went a LONG way.
Distress it up good.
I think the worn distressed wood looks so pretty next to the black chalkboard paint.
I just wanted you to know that.
Those few steps take this…..
I couldn’t decide which way I liked it better.
With the scroll work on top or bottom.
Worked both ways!
This is the perfect size for a kitchen, mantel, mudroom, kids room…..
The chalkboard paint was damp from where I erased it by the way. It dried a nice smooth color.
I could make these all day long if I wanted.
I don’t want to.
But, my point is…..
They are seriously plentiful in every thrift store.
Take a peek at your thrift store the next couple times you are there.
Bet you have one there and bet it is definitely under 19.00.
This one was $4.99.
Can’t beat that!
Like this idea?
Where would you see a chalkboard this size?
Let me hear ya’!
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