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Mirror Turned Chalkboard

Mirror Turned Chalkboard

Before and After, Decorating & Remodel, DIY & Crafts
Most of my mirror transformations are usually a mirror as the end result. It’s rare that I turn a mirror into something else, but this old mirror was begging for something new! Take a look and see how I easily converted this piece into a mirror turned chalkboard.
Here is an “almost” before picture. Sometimes I get a little carried away with my painting…
Mirror turned Chalkboard DIY
This mirror sat in my garage for a long time because I didn’t know what to do with it. I wanted to really show off the fun designs as well as update and make it a focal point to any home!

My Mirror Turned Chalkboard

Converting a mirror into a chalkboard is a pretty simple DIY project. A few supplies needed and you are good to go! Also, make sure that your glass on your mirror isn’t cracked.
Mirror turned Chalkboard DIY


  • First, sand your piece if necessary. You may want to do this if any of the previous finish around the mirror is chipping or in really bad condition.
  • Prime your mirror with a good coating.
  • Paint your mirror with chalkboard paint and allow to dry. Repeat with additional coats if needed.
  • Do whatever you like with your frame to finish! I went with a grey-white hue that I distressed slightly to go with my farmhouse decor.
  • And of course, enjoy!
Mirror turned Chalkboard DIY
I am loving the detail on this mirror turned chalkboard. Chalkboard signs are especially fun to decorate for the holidays, to use as a greeting or to use for menu planning. Try it out!!


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  1. Shabby chic Sandy
    October 17, 2012 at 8:02 am

    Great chalk board!

  2. Kim
    October 17, 2012 at 1:18 pm

    Love this, I can see why your husband would want you to keep it!

  3. Crystal
    October 18, 2012 at 6:09 pm

    What a great idea!! It is so unique and pretty!!

  4. Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking
    October 20, 2012 at 6:35 am

    Gorgeous! Love your chalkboard. I'm featuring it in the Spotlight this weekend.

  5. Dorothy
    June 13, 2018 at 7:06 pm
    Reply I love love love it!

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