About a year ago I bought a chalkboard at an antique mall. It was cute and I really thought the color would work well in the house. After using it for a family menu (that didn't last long since I am a horrible meal planner!), it became more of a quote board.
The chalkboard part was driving me crazy because it just wasn't working well and wasn't dark enough. So I pulled out the chalkboard spray paint and got to work.
Here is how it looked before I started the transformation.
See how dull the chalkboard part is? It was also very difficult to write on.
I taped the inner part of the frame.
Then placed newspaper along the edges to cover the wood frame.
It took about 4 light coats of chalkboard spray paint. Be careful to spray lightly...more coats are better than drips!;-)
Once it was dry (I waited an entire day), I sprayed the frame white. Lifting up the newspaper left the frame open to paint, but covered the chalkboard part...nice and easy!
About 3 coats later I ended up with an new look.
I love how the white pops in my newly painted niche!
What do you think? It is definitely much easier to write on and I am loving white right now so it works for me:-)