What you’ll need:

  • 1 picture frame complete with glass
  • 1 can of Rust-Oleum chalkboard spray paint
  • 2″ wide painter’s tape
  • 1 package of chalk

What to do:

  1. If you don’t like the frame color, you can always paint the frame first and let it dry for 24 hours before beginning the rest of this process.
  2. Use the painter’s tape to cover the frame, but keep the glass exposed. You can prime the glass by giving it a light sanding or simply go on to the next step.
  3. Shake the spray paint can for 1 minute.
  4. Hold the spray can about 10–12 inches away.
  5. Begin spraying in the fluid motion back and forth, moving your way down the frame.
  6. Let dry for a few minutes.
  7. Spray another coat.
  8. Let dry for up to 24 hours.
  9. You’re finished! You can write and erase your new chalkboard completely after 24 hours of drying.

Now, you have a surface on which to write to-do lists, grocery lists, or a menu for your dinner guests.