Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Chalkboard key holder

Happy Tuesday!

Today my husband was gone all day and my little monkey decided to take a 3 hour nap, so I had some DIY time... WOOHOO!

I've always wanted a larger chalkboard near the kitchen area, but we don't have a lot of wall space near our kitchen. I do have a wall in between our kitchen and the door that leads to the garage though, that I've been using for a key holder and a smaller chalkboard I made:


The tiny chalkboard just wasn't cutting it for me though. So...

I took an old mirror:


Removed the frame from the mirror, primed the mirror and the frame:



Once the primer was dry on the mirror, I spray painted it with chalkboard spray paint (2-3 coats, let each one dry before starting another):


And after each piece was completely dry (wait a good 2 hours or so, and DON'T write on the chalkboard for at least 6 hours!) I put them back together:


Then I removed the hooks from the old key holder and drilled them onto the mirror, and hung it up!


Now, I'm not a TRUE DIYer when it comes to drilling things and all that... I am clueless when it comes to tools. But, there are 2 things I've bought since starting my DIY projects that I am proud to say I'm now comfortable with: A power sander and a craft drill. Both are easy to use and come in handy majorly with DIY projects! The craft drill is how I drilled the hooks in and the nails in the wall.  I think every woman should own one, no more needing to ask hubby to screw nails into walls lol!



I'm definitely happy with it! And someday if I get sick of the gold all I need to do is remove the frame, paint it a new color and put it back together again. :)






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