After getting several pieces of furniture into our new booth space, we realized it still looked pretty bare. We decided we needed to get a few things on the walls to pull everything together, and one of the first things we made were these framed dry erase boards.
We found a few pictures at a thrift shop that had frames with pretty details. Here’s a photo of one of them (sorry I forgot to take a before pic of the other!).
Our initial thought was to make a chalkboard, but we wanted to avoid the chalk dust mess. So we decided to paint the back of the glass black and use a chalk marker on the front of the glass, so it would have the look of a chalkboard with the easy cleanup of a dry erase board.
We dry-brushed Annie Sloan chalk paint “Old White” over this frame, letting some of the existing finish show through.
We initially tried using black acrylic paint on the back side of the glass, but when we put the second coat on, it started peeling up the first coat. We switched to Annie Sloan “Graphite” chalk paint and it worked perfectly. It took 3 coats for the glass to be completely covered.
Since we’re selling these in our booth, we thought it would be nice to include a chalk marker and eraser in a drawstring burlap bag (all found at Target). We attached it to the frame by tying a piece of burlap ribbon around it.
On the second frame I did a coat of Annie Sloan French Linen, then dry brushed Annie Sloan Old White over it.
I’m kicking myself for not taking better pictures of these before we delivered them to the booth, but at least you can get the idea.
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