Recently, I turned a thrifted wood frame from Savers into a chalkboard. Luckily, I had some leftover chalkboard paint from a previous project, and the entire process was much easier than I thought. The hardest part was stylizing the finished chalkboard frame since I am not an artist by trade. Now that the project is complete, I’m excited to switch the messaging up and practice my hand lettering.
How To Make a Small Chalkboard
The first thing you need to do is find a frame with a glass insert that you can convert into a chalkboard. If you can’t find a frame in your home, check local thrift shops, garage sales, the Dollar Tree, and Facebook Marketplace. If you’re running out of options near you, check out these online antique marketplaces. Realistically, the frame shouldn’t cost you more than $5 unless you want something really extravagant. To get started, gather your supplies and then follow the steps below.