Well I know it's been at least 6 months or longer that I found this great 35x47 frame at Hobby Lobby with the glass broke out and knew i wanted to make something with it. But it stops being a great find if it sits empty on the floor for 6 months. I put some of the blame on my son Randall as he was going to get me a large piece of sheet metal for it from a coworker. Well months went by and no sheet metal. as it didn't look like Randalls friend was going to come through for me. Plus I just got tired of moving the large frame around as it kept getting it the way laying on the floor. I knew i wanted to make a magnetic chalkboard. Every day i drive right by a sheet metal business so I decided to throw the frame in the truck and stop to see if I could get a piece of metal cut to fit.. I was able to get a custom cut that fit perfect. Next stop home depot to get a piece of thin mdf cut to go behind the sheet metal to give it a tight secure fit. I also purchased a can of spray primer, very important. This must go on any piece your going to use chalk board paint with. 2 coats of primer and 3 coats of chalkboard paint rolled on. Before pulling out the chalk, Wait 3 days for paint to cure, this is also important. Put it all together, hung it in our hallway to have fun with. Now just got to finish my halloween banner as it's the middle of october already!.
House of 3 Halloween Phantom Banner can be found here.