Mar 092011

We have a HUGE frame taking up precious space in our guest closet, where will our guests hang all of their closthes when they arrive if there is a huge frame in the way?

How about turning it into a great big, fancy, chalkboard for the kitchen? Done.

FYI: The Krylon Magnetic spray paint is almost a joke and at $10.99 a can, it is an expensive joke. The can says the color is gray, mine came out all shades of white and gray, I even shook the can for longer than the recommended two minutes, so you would have to spray a different color over if you wanted to hide the gray/white camo. The magnetism does not work well at all; I have 1 magnet that will stick to the board, everything else has too big of a magnet, so forget about being able to actually put a paper reminder up on the fancy board. I will definately be calling Krylon to receive a refund because this product did not meet my expectations, which were pretty high due to the claims on the can and website. Good Marketing, Bad Product. If it comes to doing another project like this, I will be spending $ on sheet metal from the plumbing department at my local hardware store – would have this time, but they only have 24×36 and my frame is 24×48.

The chalkboard paint is holding up just as expected, I have written a few notes on the board and wiped off with a clean microfiber cloth and it still looks nice. I would recommend not pushing down so hard on the chalk, you do not want to scratch the paint off this baby, do you?

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  4 Responses to “Frugal Remodel: Chalk Board”


    Looks AWESOME!!!!


    Looks Great Alyssa! I have a frame sitting in my garage. I’m considering using corkboard but am clueless on how to assemble it. Any suggestions?? :)


      Thanks! It is super easy; even if there is no backing you can just staple it in with a heavy-duty stapler. If you need some assistance, you know how to hit me up :)

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