Chalkboard Paint – Painted Frame

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Martha Stewart Crafts as always all opinions are my own.


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I’m so excited to share an easy chalkboard paint — painted picture frame. This is another nap time craft; however, it will be a 2-nap craft meaning that you start the project during the first nap of the day and during the second nap you do the second coat of the chalkboard paint on the frame. I’m in love with all the new colors of chalkboard paint that Martha Stewart Crafts has come out with. Gone are the days of just a black chalkboard. I choose to use the gray frame for Ryder’s room to keep it neutral. The best part is that I can change the actual design of the frame at any time. For Halloween I can draw pumpkins on the frame, Christmas I can draw on fake lights, and Valentine’s day I can doodle hearts galore! For now I kept it simple with his name and a few doodles.

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Chalkboard Paint - Painted FrameSupplies for the project:

Prior to painting your frame you’ll want to sand the wood frame so it’s smooth (not pictured). Once sanded and wiped clean of any sawdust begin to apply a thin coat of the Multi-Surface Chalkboard Acrylic Craft Paint of your choice. Make sure you paint the inside of the frame and the edges for a complete finished look. Let the first coat dry for at least one hour and then paint on a second coat. I like to alternate brush strokes — paint vertical first coat and then horizontal during the second coat. Let your frame dry for at least 24 hours before putting chalk on it!

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Once your frame is painted it’s time to “season the frame”. You’ll want to rub regular old chalk on the frame and then wipe clean. Then it’s time to apply the erasable liquid chalk. I used the laser cut stencil first and applied all the doodles. Make sure you let the chalk dry if your stencil happens to overlap the design you just applied. Then, I applied the adhesive alphabet stencil, one-by-one and painted Ryder’s name on the frame.

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There you go… easy as that you have a Chalkboard Paint – Painted Frame in just 2 naps! Ok, maybe 3 since you will be doodling during the third nap. On a side note, I love that photo of Mr. Ryder. You can check out more photos from our newborn photo shoot.

Chalkboard Paint - Painted Frame #12MonthsofMarthaDo you like some of the other items seen in the photo’s above? Learn how to make the DIY nursery whale lamp and burlap starfish art… both super simple projects you can make in minutes!


  1. Ohhh, the liquid chalk is so cool! When I saw the picture I was wondering how you did that. I really like the stencil too. I can see this being really useful on a kitchen grocery list chalkboard or family command center. Nice!

  2. LOVE that picture of Ryder and the chalkboard frame is adroable too 🙂

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