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Primer Brush On
Sheet Of Metal (Not Galvanized)
Shelf With Small Hooks (For Keys)
Because you'll be using spray paint, find a spot outdoors and cover nearby items to protect them from spray mist.
Start with the metal sheet. It should be cut to fit your frame -- or your frame should be cut to fit your metal sheet. Prime the metal sheet with American Accents® Primer Brush-On following application directions on the can.
After the primer is dry, spray Rust-Oleum® Specialty Chalkboard Spray paint onto the metal sheet following application directions on the can. Let dry.
Mask off (or hand paint) lines to create a one week calendar. Paint using your artist's brush and the Rust-Oleum® Stops Rust® Protective Enamel in white. Use paint thinner and paper towels to clean your brush. Let dry. (If you need a second coat, wait 24 hours per directions on the
While all of that is drying, get ready to prime your wood moulding by sanding it and wiping it clean with tack cloth. Prime following application directions on the American Accents® spray can.
Now spray on the Rust-Oleum® Stops Rust® Hammered Spray in silver. (Again, follow the specific directions on the can.) The hammered paint will give your frame a modern/metal look with a cool textured finish.
It's time to put it all together. Mount the metal sheet on the wall and trim with the wood moulding. Attach a board underneath -- to hold all of your chalk -- and secure hooks for keys.
You have a modern organizer that is willing to work with your schedule as often as it has to with no complaints.
Project Alteration: You can add the convenience of the chalkboard to your workspace, too! Whether your office is at home or in a traditional workplace, you can update your surroundings with a quick application of Rust-Oleum® Specialty Chalkboard Spray paint.