Sunday, January 1, 2012

Before and After: Mirror turned into Chalkboard

So I got this funky mirror from a work flea market. 25 cents! I decided after looking at the crazy stickers on it, that getting the mirror to look nice as a mirror was not going to work. I decided after looking at lots of cool DIY pins on pintrest, that I was going to make it into a chalkboard for our living room decor. I had leftover chalkboard spray paint from when I made chalkboard placemats for my nephews at thanksgiving, so all I had to buy was some white spray paint.
Here is the before and after.

And now for some of the process. I basically masked off the outside, sprayed the chalkboard paint.  (I think I did either 3 or 4 coats of the chalkboard paint)

Then I masked off the inside and spray painted the outside white. (I sprayed 2 coats of white)

Then, because the edges were a little rough, I added some paper borders and some bling to dress it up.

Tada! I'm so happy how it turned out.

What do you guys think?
Who knows, maybe it will end up on Pintrest. hehe.
Happy New Year and hope everyone's 2012 is wonderful!