This was very easy to do and it is a fun way to send an encouraging message Or, how about hanging it in the kitchen and writing out the day's menu and what time a meal will be served; then, when the family starts bugging you about what is for dinner or when will dinner be ready, you can just point to the chalkboard mirror.
The above age and time guidelines are estimates. This project can be modified to suit other ages and may take more or less time depending on your circumstances.
Once the primer is dry, you are ready to paint the frame. I chose a turquoise paint and it ended up being a little darker than I wanted but I still like it. You can tape off the frame area of you like, so the paint stays only on the frame. Since I was going to paint the mirror black (chalkboard paint), I didn't worry about it.
Paint the frame using several thin coats so the paint does not run. Wait until one layer is dry to the touch before adding another. Like with the primer, when you are done painting the frame, let it set until it is completely dry. This is especially important because in the next step you will be covering the frame with tape and newspaper and you do not want it to stick.
Finally, you are ready for the chalkboard paint. Use masking tape and pieces of newspaper to cover the frame, and then start painting. I used about six thin layers, letting each layer dry for between 30 and 60 minutes before I applied the next one.
Let the chalkboard paint cure for as long as the paint can says, and then remove the tape and newspaper. My chalkboard paint can also suggested I condition the chalkboard paint by rubbing the side of the chalk over it and then wiping it off. Don't skip this step, I did with another project and I could not totally erase the lines.
Now you can hang up your new chalkboard and enjoy. What room would you hang your in?