How to Make a Chalk Message Board from a Bathroom Mirror

Thank you for sharing!Pin on PinterestShare on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterEmail this to someoneShare on Google+Share on StumbleUpon

 How to Make a Chalk Kitchen Message Board from Bathroom Mirror from Marty's Musings

What can you do with an old bathroom mirror? Turn it into a family favorite chalk message board for the kitchen!

Why, yes, this is a before picture of our ugly, ugly bathroom. Take special notice of the mirror because it’s going to surprise you!

How to Make a Chalk Message Board from a Bathroom Mirror-1

When we remodeled our bathroom we tried to repurpose  everything that might have been thrown out otherwise.

First save? The mirror/door to our medicine cabinet.

Plain and boring looking, we had another plan for this baby! 

The first step? spray the entire mirror, frame and all, with a white aerosol primer.

Make a Chalk Message Board-3

Supplies you’ll need?  Chalkboard spray paint and painter’s Frog Tape. 

Make a Chalk Message Board-4

Tape off the wooden edges with frog tape all the way around the frame.

Make a Chalk Message Board-8

The frog tape protects the frame  from any overspray. 

How to Make a Chalk Kitchen Message Board 

 For this project Tim sprayed 3 coats of the paint.

Make a Chalk Message Board-5

Peel off the tape, let dry for 24 hours, rub all over with the side of a piece of chalk, erase and you’re done!

Chalk Kitchen Message Board from Marty's Musings

It’s the perfect addition to our made over kitchen.

Make a Chalk Message Board-6

You can see how fun this is on the wall of our kitchen.  

 How to Make a Chalk Kitchen Message Board

I love that we kept the knob, although my DIY hubby replaced it with a more vintage one he had lying around.

Make a Chalk Message Board-10

My recent favorite? My husband’s message to me after returning from Haven. Feeling the love!

Make a Chalk Message Board-9

Want to see some additional projects from the kitchen? Simply click on the pictures below to be taken to each post.

Mason Jar Chandelier from Marty's Musings 

Chalk Paint Furniture Tutorial from Marty's Musings

Shabby Chic Dining Chairs from Marty's Musings

Painted Kitchen Table from Marty's Musings

Linking with: DIY Showoff, Between Naps on the Porch, The Farmhouse Porch, Savvy Southern Style, Crafty Scrappy Happy, Remodelaholic, Shabby Art Boutique

Thank you for sharing!Pin on PinterestShare on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterEmail this to someoneShare on Google+Share on StumbleUpon


  1. I love this project! What fun! So happy to have gotten to spend some time with you at Haven!

    Have a wonderful and blessed day!

    • It was good to see you again, too, Karianne! You’re just an amazing bubble of happiness and cheer! Thanks so much for being an encouragement to others.

  2. What a fun idea! I’ve been wanting to make a chalkboard out of something, using an old mirror is a fantastic idea!

  3. Marty, what a wonderful idea!!! I just love the idea of turning an old bathroom mirror into a functional and (pretty!) chalkboard. Plus, what a sweet message to come home to! Thank you so much for sharing and pinning! Have a fabulous Friday and a great weekend.

  4. What a great repurpose project, Marty!

    Thanks so much for sharing at this week’s Project Inspire{d}~ pinning to the party board!

    Mary Beth

  5. What a clever and creative use of the mirror. Love it. Thanks for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  6. Marty this is too cute! What a great idea for all of those older mirrors I have just packed up! Thanks

  7. Marty,
    This was just the post I needed! I have a large mirror that i wanted to do this to and now I know how!! Thanks for the inspiration!!


  8. Marty, what a cute idea. I have a ton of mirrors around the house, I should turn one into a chalkboard.

Speak Your Mind


Subscribe here and get FREE updates!

Subscribe to my posts and practical tips and get my FREE guide "5 Easy Ways to Decorate Your Home for Practically Nothing!"

Your email address is 100% confidential and safe with me!