I've been wanting to try chalkboard paint FOREVER and this project was so fun!
For this project you'll need:
a frame (check garage sales or Goodwill)
Krylon chalkboard paint
craft paint for the frame
Also shown below is mounting hardware I added to my frame.
Step 1: After removing the glass, clean and then paint your frame. Mine probably would have benefited from sanding/primer, but I didn't do either and several coats covered it fine.
Step 2: Spray your glass in a well ventilated area. I sprayed mine in the garage but had two mishaps - the breeze blew the trash bag onto the paint while it was drying and gnats flying into the paint. ick!
This is the exciting/scary part - you have to "season" your chalkboard by rubbing your chalk over the entire surface. My instructions said to wait 3 hours. I waited overnight, but I think it might be better to wait 24 hours. *The kind of chalk you buy matters - I had "dustless chalk" from Hobby Lobby and it did not work at all. I actually recommend sidewalk chalk to season the chalkboard.
After this step, wipe off chalk with a soft cloth.
It's so exciting to be able to write on your chalkboard now!!
Put the chalkboard back into it's frame.