Easy Frame Chalkboard DIY

Remember this chalkboard sign from the Ice Cream Soda bar I created for Celebrations website? It was such a popular focal point I thought I’d share with you how I made it. It was quite simple to do…

The piece is actually a mirror I had hanging in my daughter’s room.

  • The mirror is held in place on the frame with some simple bendable hooks which I pried open with my hands – no special tool required.
  • I removed the mirror and kept the cardboard backing to be spray painted on one side with chalkboard paint. I let it dry over night.
  • I replaced the cardboard backing and secured with the bendable hooks, and waalaa! A fabulous framed chalkboard with different sections for different uses!

The great thing is that I can always replace the mirror as needed so it’s like having 2 pieces in 1. Check around your local stores or thrift shops for something similar you can do this with. It will add character to any space.


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About Chris

Chris Nease is a party stylist and home entertaining expert with over 15 years of experience. In addition to her work as founding editor of Celebrations At Home, Chris is an editorial stylist and has contributed to Homes.com, SheKnows, and countless other websites. Most recently she was featured in Celebrate magazine, and her work has been published in Woman's World, Ocala Style, Yum Food & Fun for Kids, and Cottages & Bungalows.


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  2. This is awesome! So you can write directly on the cardboard? It wipes clean just like a chalkboard I’m assuming?


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