Earlier in the week, I showed you the changes I made in my oldest son’s bedroom. One of the switches I made was to replace his bedroom door (tutorial to come) because the old one had cracked after one too many slammings. Ugh, cheap hollow door.
In an effort to keep my son from taping all types of signs to his new door, I found an ugly old frame and married it with some scrap metal from a junky set of shelving a neighbor was throwing away. That’s not real wood, it’s metal…fake wood metal. Yuck.
But, I salvaged the shelves and cut the edges off with tin snips when I realized they were magnetic. And for some reason (beyond my understanding) I had an ugly frame laying around.
Wait until you see how they were transformed. You won’t believe your eyes, so watch closely how I made this Upcycled Magnetic Chalkboard Frame:
- Old frame
- Tin snips
- Sheet metal
- Sanding block or sander
- Wood glue
- Wet wipe
- D-hooks for hanging
- Chalkboard paint
- Foam brush
- Miter Saw
Optional: You may need some Goo Gone, a scraper and rag to eliminate any glue on the back of the frame.
Begin by cutting your metal to fit into the back of the frame.
Paint one side of the metal with chalkboard paint. Apply two coats of paint and season with chalk. [Read more…]