I found this knotty pine shelf mirror on craigslist for $20. I took a before picture and somehow it got deleted from my computer and it was too late because I had already started the project. Bummer! But I DO have a picture of what the color of the wood looked like. I took a picture of the back where the makers of the mirror engraved their names and year into the wood...
I taped up the glass mirror section and then hand painted robins egg blue with a dry brush effect with some wood showing through, so it looked a little bit distressed.
Once the paint was dry I used some bags to protect the paint and taped up the edges...
And got to spray painting the chalkboard paint onto the mirror section.
I know some people might think AHHH its just gonna scratch off. And maaaaybe it will- but I did about 5 coats and am just going to use chalk on it. Its not getting a lot of traffic.
I found this picture on Nancy's blog a few days after I made this. They're cousins!
image found at Nancy's Tidbits from BHG
I left it alone for about a week, then hung it up. I found a quote online that was WRONG! It said "Wine is constant proof the God love us and love to see us happy", but I was quickly corrected when my husband saw it. He changed it to what Benjamin Franklin actually said, Beer - not wine.