Craft: How I made my chalkboard mirror

Craft: How I made my chalkboard mirror

For those who follow my blog will know I do love my Malma mirrors.  So you can image I was over the moon when my partner came home from the car boot sale with a new (old) one for me.

This gave me the perfect opportunity to use my new chalkboard paint spray that I bought.  I do have other plans for this spray but I'm waiting on the right bargain from eBay / Gumtree to achieve that.
Craft: How I made my chalkboard mirror

So I have my Malma mirror and my chalkboard paint and it really is as simple as covering the mirror in the middle and spraying the wood.  Give it a couple of layers and leave it overnight.  The can will say touch dry in 30 minutes but I recommend leaving it overnight.

I found my mirror to still be a wee bit sticky the next day so I wet it and wahey - chalkboard mirror ready to write/draw on, and I found that bit highly addictive!  I must have drawn half a dozen images and written several quotes before I put the mirror up!

I would say I'd never make a great teacher as I found I can't write very well on a chalkboard but then it dawned on me that schools probably don't have blackboards anymore.... soo showing my age!!

Craft: How I made my chalkboard mirror



8 comments:

  1. I have never used chalkboard paint before, might give it a go. The frame looks great. Thanks for joining in and linking up with #ThriftyThursday

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    1. I think it might become an addiction, I know 2 other projects I want to do with it... possibly a third! lol

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  2. LOVE that idea. Can't wait to see your future chalkboard projects as i'd love to do something with chalkboard paint - I think my boys would love it. xxx

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    1. Thank you. Highly recommend it, my boy loves to draw over everything so to have permission - might just blow his mind lol

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  3. Great idea. I didn't know you could get chalkboard spray. Saves cleaning paintbrushes!

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    1. Thanks Emma, the paint brush is so not my friend :)

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