10.29.2014

Roadside mirror to glam chalkboard makeover


This makeover is only about a year overdue. You see, I found this little gem that  on the side of the road about a year ago with the very intention of turning into a metallic gold framed chalkboard.
Sadly, it has sat in my garage the whole time.
I even squealed with excitement when I saw it laying on the curb for city clean up. Obviously the previous owner didn't see the potential nor was a DIYer. Win for me!
It was completely covered in thick dirt/dust and cobwebs... the cobwebs even had dead spiders all in them.
I hate spiders but had to get over it for a minute to stuff this in the back of my SUV.
I drove off with a big smile on my face.

Now fast forward to today. I can happily say that it is complete and I am in love!
It is also one less project on the to do list and I have been on a roll.




First I took out the mirror and I wiped  down the frame with soap and water then dried it off. I removed all the cobwebs and spiders.

After it was dry I primed it with 2 coats of Valspar white primer from Lowe's and let that dry completely.



Then I sprayed 2-3 coats of Valspar Metallic gold.


After the metallic gold was dry and not sticky, I used Valspar's chalkboard paint and painted 3 coats. You want to make sure that there isn't any brown speckles showing through. Let that dry overnight.

Hang it and the chalkboard art is endless!








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