Mantel Chalkboard Decor{This Girl’s Life}


Hi CSI readers!

I’m Mandy and I blog over at This Girl’s Life. I share lots of DIY projects like my Urban Outfitters inspired collage art, fashion inspiration every Wednesday, a bit of my faith every Friday, as well as bits about motherhood, marriage, and every day life.

Dee asked me to share my super easy chalkboard DIY with you today. When I originally created it, I was inspired by a few images I discovered on Pinterest…

I wanted to create a chalkboard for our mantel, and include a similar “family rules” sentiment. So by using a frame I already owned, a can of chalkboard spray paint, and some craft paint and mod podgee, I came up with this…

Wanna see where this chalkboard started out? The frame had been in storage since we moved to this house two years ago, so it felt like a freebie.

Not much to look at, right?

To transform the frame to a chalkboard, I picked up a can of chalkboard spray paint from Hobby Lobby {$6 after my 40% off coupon}…

And gave the glass two good, even coats…

And gave it 24 hours to dry per the instructions on the can.
Then I gave the frame three coats of blue craft paint from my stash, followed by a coat of mod podge to seal it…and voila!

Since I created the chalkboard, our fireplace has undergone a small makeover with a nice white painted mantel, and the chalkboard has been so much fun to personalize for the seasons…

Its currently living on our entryway table and is a great place for encouraging greetings to both start and end the day…

Thanks for having me and I hope this has inspired you to create your own chalkboard!

I would love to have you come over to This Girl’s Life for a visit, and you can also find me on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest!

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