Mirror Turned Chalkboard

I adore the chalkboards out there in blog-land! I especially love seeing the ones that are chalkboard paint on pantry doors. I however can not do this because my doors have very small 'panels' instead of one large panel.  Next best thing...and maybe even better because it's not permanent is what I did.
I purchased this antique gold framed mirror at my local antique mall for $20.

I painted the frame, then used glaze it to bring out the details. (You can click on the pictures to enlarge for seeing these details) While my young and cute handy dandy handyman was here on Monday, I asked him to cut me a board that would fit in this frame.  I then used several layers of chalkboard paint and here is the final result.
Now, when these chalkboards go out of vogue, I can reinstall the antique mirror and use it in another location. Terry
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  1. Love what you did to incorporate a chalkboard into your kitchen ... and I love the tole trays! It looks like a lovely, cozy space. I'm your linky neighbor at White Wednesday. What a fun party!
    Lynn at Cottage and Creek

  2. Ooh, great chalkboard. I love the idea. It's perfect.


  3. omg i luv this but did you remove the mirror or just glue the board over it?
    Don't forget to link it in our linking party this week.



  4. I love this idea, and I love the size, it really works....I also really love your kitchen wall color! Oh by the way, I am a now a follower! I love your style of decorating.

  5. It looks just beautiful ~ and love your kitchen! Thank you for visiting so I could visit you! Looking forward to catching up!

  6. Really cute mirror to chalkboard - i really like the ornate frame you found! I would so love to find something like this too, so i can write sweet notes to my family! Yours is darling! & i love your kitchen! xoxo

  7. That is gorgeous. My pantry door also has very thin panels, I never thought of turning a mirror into a chalkboard. Now to find a fabulous frame like the one you scored. I love it.

  8. This is a great idea, Teri. Looks great!

  9. Love your finished product!!! I want to do this to a door in my kitche and I do have a large panel. Seeing how yours looks gives me the inspiration to get it started. Thanks for sharing and inspiring me. Newest follower.

  10. Good idea. Nice to jot down reminders where you can see! Dropping by from Met Monday. I hope you'll come see my daughter's dining room redo.


  11. I wanted to do this with a mirror I found a few weeks ago, but my husband was convined it wouldn't work. Clearly, he was mistaken! I'm totally showing this to him. :-)

  12. This is a great idea. I would like to have some chalkboard in my kitchen, too. This just gives me more ideas. Thanks!

    Elisabeth @ Treasuring the Moments.net

  13. Oh that is a tough one! I love the before and the after! They are both fabulous!!! Good find!


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