DIY Chalkboard Bucket List

October 1/2, 2013. One of the best days of my life! I did a slash because one of the greatest moments of my life happened on October 1, and then was confirmed October 2. I have been so fortunate to get the support of my favorite company ever, and have been offered a job post-grad! I am so unbelievably thankful for all they have given me, and am so so SO thankful for my family, friends, and mentors for supporting me all along the way. To that I am truly blessed.

Funny thing, I finished this chalkboard last Friday night because I had my heart set on finally leaving SD after 8 years (next year). I am sure I still have not done a lot of things in SD, but that was all I could come up with on Friday. If anyone wants to join me in doing any of those activities, let me know!!! πŸ˜€

Materials Needed

1 can of Chalkboard Paint (I use Russ-Oleum)
1 old picture frame (I got mine at the Goodwill)
Sponge
Chalk
1. Open the can of paint. It had these hooks on it that I had to pry open.

2. This was my frame. I took out the glass.

3. Clean the glass. A part of it broke 😦 so I super-glued it!

4. I painted it once. Let dry for 15 min. Painted it two more times.

5. I let dry overnight. I painted it once more. Let dry again. I didn’t touch it for a week.
6. Using chalk, chalk up the entire frame.

7. Using the scruffy part (blue part) of the sponge, ‘wipe’ up the chalk.

8. Using a semi-wet paper towel, wipe it up. You can use Chalk, or Chalkboard Pens to write on it! I used Chalkboard Pens (like cafes!). When you want to take it off, you can use a wet paper towel and wipe it up.

9. Put it back the frame. Use roomie to help you hammer in the nail! πŸ™‚
10. PUT IT ON THE WALL! And cross off things!
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