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Do you like chalkboard but hate all the dusty mess? This DIY Dust FREE chalkboard is sure to help.
I am a lover of all thing chalkboards but the the chalk dust can be a little bit annoying. For my command center I wanted a place where I could write and not to have to worry about the mess. This DIY Dust FREE Chalkboard did the trick

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  • How to make a chalkboard. DIY Dust Free Chalkboard - Step 1
    Step 1

    I picked up this picture from from a local thrift store. I choose this frame because of how thick the frame was, as well as the white accent in the grooves. I knew I would be giving it a makeover so I looked for a frame that had good details. Here are two before pictures:

  • How to make a chalkboard. DIY Dust Free Chalkboard - Step 2
    Step 2

    I used my favorite ASCP to paint, and the color is called Graphite, I wanted the color to be as black as possible. In order to achieve this, I painted the frame with the Graphite paint and then I skipped the clear wax and went directly to the antiquing wax. Since the chalk paint is so dry it soaked up the dark wax really well and gave it this beautiful deep color. I really love how it turned out. I then took a bronze Sharpie marker and drew in all of the grooved accents to give it a little bit of a bronze flair. It came together perfectly.

    If you noticed in the before pictures the mat on this frame is oval, not exactly what I was looking for. Not a problem though, I just flipped it over and used the back. I painted the mat with Rust- Oleum Chalk Board Spray Paint. I then took some regular chalk and rubbed it all over the mat board to break in the chalk board. Once I was done with that I put it into the freshly painted picture frame along with the glass.
    For the "Oh Happy Day" writing in the picture below I used my favorite Chalk Ink Chalk Board Markers, I seriously use these ALL. THE. TIME. To remove the chalk marker I took a dry paper towel and wiped it off. You can also get the paper towel wet first but trust me it smears wet chalk everywhere. Dry is much easier.

    Now I can use it as a chalk board or as a dry erase board. I love that even though the background has a black chalk board look, I can still use black dry erase markers. Did you know that you can also use permanent markers on glass. To remove permanent marker get a small amount of rubbing alcohol on a cotton ball and rub it off effortlessly. What do you guys think? Would you ever make one of these for your home? I would love to chat on Instagram or Facebook. You can also leave a comment below.

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janine.rinker.3 · Craig, Colorado, US
Sad The dust is part of the point of a chalkboard! You can't use it with real chalk now. Every time I watch Numb3rs I suffer from chalkboard envy!