What do you do with all those old records that are just laying around? Well, today I decided to turn some of them into a really cute chalkboard. BTW- I have a ton of records so be prepared for a lot more record tutorials, lol.
You can check out the video on how I did it.
This is such an easy tutorial, you can make a few at a time, perfect for dorms, offices, or even gifts.
Primer (I used Kilz 2)
Chalkboard paint (I used the spray paint version)
Clean the record before you get started. I really liked the center of some of the records so I taped over them to protect them from the paint.
The others I just left and painted over the whole thing. I really like both versions.
Then I primed the records. Actually, I just primed 2 of them and just painted the other 2. I think it worked out just fine without the primer, so that is up to you what you want to do.
Then I applied 3-4 coats of chalkboard paint on the record. Do this outside. Follow the instructions on the can they are all a little different.
Once they were fully dry and after 24 hours I conditioned the record by rubbing chalk all over it and cleaning it off. Then they were good to go! Old records repurposed into a really cool chalkboard!
Now, the question I always get asked, is how do you hang the record once you are done. You can use a plate hanger, or velcro command strips, or nail, or screw it in through the hole. Or you can get a picture display stand and out it on your desk. They are a ton of way to display your new record.
I am in love with how this turned out.
What have you made with old records? I am needing some ideas for the stack I have acquired!