Abbey from Painted Home Goods turned a once boring picture frame into a pretty chalkboard with Bliss and Pearl Wax!

One of the things I always buy at thrift stores is picture frames. They’re significantly cheaper than buying new and you can often find solid wood frames and detailed vintage designs. With just a little paint and some chalkboard paper, you can quickly make a custom chalkboard!

Bliss Chalkboard #DIY #furniturepaint #paintedfurniture #homedecor #chalkpaint #chalkboard #upcycle #teal #countrychicpaint - blog.countrychicpaint.com

Bliss Chalkboard #DIY #furniturepaint #paintedfurniture #homedecor #chalkpaint #chalkboard #upcycle #teal #countrychicpaint - blog.countrychicpaint.com

For this frame I chose Country Chic Paint’s color “Bliss” which is a gorgeous bright turquoise. To add a little shimmer I applied some Pearl Wax. It was my first time using this product and I love the sparkly sheen it gives without being too dramatic.

Bliss Chalkboard #DIY #furniturepaint #paintedfurniture #homedecor #chalkpaint #chalkboard #upcycle #teal #countrychicpaint - blog.countrychicpaint.com

Bliss Chalkboard #DIY #furniturepaint #paintedfurniture #homedecor #chalkpaint #chalkboard #upcycle #teal #countrychicpaint - blog.countrychicpaint.com

Bliss Chalkboard #DIY #furniturepaint #paintedfurniture #homedecor #chalkpaint #chalkboard #upcycle #teal #countrychicpaint - blog.countrychicpaint.com

Bliss Chalkboard #DIY #furniturepaint #paintedfurniture #homedecor #chalkpaint #chalkboard #upcycle #teal #countrychicpaint - blog.countrychicpaint.com

Bliss Chalkboard #DIY #furniturepaint #paintedfurniture #homedecor #chalkpaint #chalkboard #upcycle #teal #countrychicpaint - blog.countrychicpaint.com

I’ve tried all the chalkboard paints but my favorite way to turn frames into chalkboards is to use chalkboard vinyl. It’s fairly inexpensive at craft stores and one roll lasts a while.

This custom chalkboard cost under $10 and Bliss is such a bright, fun color for dreary, rainy fall days.

Bliss Chalkboard #DIY #furniturepaint #paintedfurniture #homedecor #chalkpaint #chalkboard #upcycle #teal #countrychicpaint - blog.countrychicpaint.com

Bliss Chalkboard #DIY #furniturepaint #paintedfurniture #homedecor #chalkpaint #chalkboard #upcycle #teal #countrychicpaint - blog.countrychicpaint.com


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Abbey {Painted Home Goods}

As a mom to twin boys, I am always busy. Twice the fun, twice the work! My Twin Tornadoes and salvaging neglected furniture are my passions. If a twin mom in a small apartment can fix up and paint furniture, so can you! In today’s throw-away culture and tendency towards cheaply made, mass produced home goods, I seek to provide something different, something unique. Bringing new life to discarded finds is my way of contributing to the responsible thrifting counterculture that has become a growing trend. When shopping with PaintedHomeGoods you can feel good about what you buy. Enjoy!

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