If you’ve read my last post you’ll know that Christmas is officially upon my blog, this weekend the tree is making it’s 2018 debut and I’m totally okay with it, Mr S on the other hand, time will only tell. Today, I’m sharing another festive DIY, last weekend I gave one of my photos frames a new lease of life and created this rustic inspired chalkboard photo frame, much like my last Christmas project it’s one that I can keep on display all year around, but it looks particularly at home this time of year.
My photo frame is this one, from a local independent brand Ivy Joan, I first discovered Ivy Joan a few years ago at a blogger event and completely fell in love with them, I just love the vintage style and in particular this frame has a distinctly industrial feel as well which is what attracted me to it, but you can use any photo frame that takes your fancy.
Once completed I decided to hang this little chalkboard photo frame on our living room door, it sits perfectly with our hearth wreath, but I think after Christmas I’m going to use it in the kitchen as a mini memo board.
You will need:
1 photo frame
1 tin small tin of chalkboard paint (I have this tin from Wilko)
1 paint brush (also from Wilko)
Start by wiping down the glass in your photo frame to remove any dust or residues, this will help the paint have a stronger grip.
Next, apply a thin coat of chalkboard paint before leaving to dry, add as many layers as desired, I chose to paint two layers and I decided to keep the paint away from the edges of the glass with the brush marks visible as I feel this adds to the character, but you can do whatever floats your boat.
Once dry you’re then free to add on your script, sticking with the festive theme, I chose “Merry and Bright”
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