I’m so excited to share this quick and easy DIY farmhouse style chalkboard Makeover with you guys.
Let me just tell you that I’ve been on the hunt for a vintage piece that I could either re-purpose or salvage into a chalkboard. I was about to give up when I drove by a neighborhood garage sale and saw this beauty sitting on the wet grass. The best part, it was only $4!
That 👆🏽 is the before picture in all its vintage glory. I really would have loved to simply clean it up a bit but the paint was chipped in many areas and the chalkboard no longer came off, so I decided to give it a complete makeover. I already had all of the supplies because well, #DIYlife, so my investment remains at $4.
Rust-Oleum chalk paint – I had black so that’s what I used.
Valspar Lime wash Glaze
I knew I wanted it to look old, worn & loved, so a farmhouse style look was a given. Before painting it, I prepped the chalkboard by cleaning it with a wet rag and by spraying it with bug spray. Anytime I buy a used piece of furniture this is always a must, you don’t want your house infested with baby roaches or other pests that may be living inside the furniture. I let it sit outside for about 4 hours and cleaned it again with Clorox wipes.
I began by tapping the border frame off. I first painted the chalk surface and then I waited about 1 hour in between coats, giving it 2 coats in total. Then, I carefully removed the tape and carefully gave the frame 2 light coats of the limewash glaze with a small angled brush.
That’s it! After about 6 hours total & a family bbq, the end result was a beautiful farmhouse style chalkboard perfect for our homeschool room.
I’ve yet to hang this beauty because it’s pretty heavy and the hubs has been working 14 hour shifts. Hopefully we get to it this weekend 🙂