Easy Upcycled Door Sign
There are many different ways to upcycle, but this chalkboard door sign is one of my favorites! I bought this very unattractive picture at Goodwill for $1.99 and knew I could turn into something beautiful once again. With just a little bit of paint and a few accent decorations from the dollar store, we can make just about any item go from drab to fab!
Here’s what you will need:
- Old picture/frame
- Chalkboard paint
- Paint brushes
- Artificial flowers or other small decoration
- Hot glue
- Ribbon, burlap or string
Here’s what you do:
Usually you would remove the glass from the frame, but the back of this frame was sealed with paper so I left it as it was. Apply a thin coat of the chalkboard paint and let dry.
Once the first coat is dry, apply the second. Once the center paint has dried, you can paint the frame. I applied two coats as well.
Once the paint has completely dried, flip the frame over and hot glue a ribbon creating a loop. Mine was about 8 inches long. This will allow your chalkboard door sign to hang.
Using addition ribbon, create a bar for the top of your glued loop.
Once everything is dry and secure, add your flowers or decorations. I chose to put mine on the side. Put yours where ever it fits the shape of your frame best.
I used a painters marker to write “welcome” on my upcycled chalkboard. I have terrible handwriting and I am sure yours will look much better than mine of you choose to write something on yours.
You could even tie a piece of chalk from a string and hang it from the side. I left plenty of room for guest to write their own personal messages on the rest of the space.
Get creative and make it your own. You can turn any old and ugly picture into a work of art using this method! I promise it’s much cheaper than buying new. Plus, it’s a lot more fun to make it.
Here’s another project you may like:
I found this rectangular chalk board at Target a while ago in their Dollar Spot, but you can use any picture frame to chalk board. It’s simple to turn any piece of wood or frame into a chalkboard with chalkboard paint. I buy mine from Walmart and get it for less than $3 a bottle. The best part of crafting is getting to make things unique to you!