For the past few years, I have been looking into my full length mirror and thinking, “I swear I can hardly see anything in this mirror.” The mirror is old, I think I got in the early ’00 sometime. On top of all that it was only $10, so I am guessing the quality wasn’t the best to start with. I splurged and got a new, $15 mirror and holy cow, I can see in it! My clothes match!
And then, I had this old, dingy mirror stuffed in my closet. Then it hit me. You know how you will see pictures of kids on their first day of school? And sometimes their crafty parents put a chalk board next to them that will say cute things like what they want to be when they grow up and their new teachers name? I always thought those were cute. And, the full length mirror height would allow you to see growth year after year. So yes, my craft idea came about because I want a cute picture that my son will probably never even pose for.
Here is the old mirror before:
I gathered up my chalk board paint (leftover from HJ’s table) and a foam brush.
Then, I started painting the mirror. To make the chalkboard really use-able, use 5-6 coats of paint. This is what it looked like after 1 coat:
Tyson watched me.
After the 5 coats dried (over-night), I covered the mirror with card board and taped it off.
Then, HJ picked out a spray paint. He went with Krylon’s Blue Ocean Breeze. WE took the mirror outside and sprayed the frame of the mirror.
Once that dried for a few days, it was ready to color!