DIY Sidewalk Chalkboard Sign


I decided to paint this sidewalk chalkboard sign with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. I started off with the base paint in Old Ochre and once that was dry I painted on top of it with Coco.

Then came the fun part, the distressing, I knew I had to show off all the lines on the frame so I heavily distressed it on the edges and corners. 

Once I was completely satisfied with the sanding, I began to place the Annie Sloan Dark Wax on the curves and edges of the frame and also where the bare wood peaked through. 

Finally finishing it off with Annie Sloan Clear Wax to make it more durable and protected. 

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When I first got the frame the paint was chipping off, it was obviously dirty, and it had a mirror in it. 

So I cleaned it up, scraped off the chip paint, and chucked the mirror in the trash.

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I also added wooden leg support in the back and attached a chain on each side.

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I love it! It looks completely different and gave it a new purpose. 

 

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