I went to the thrift store and found a hideous picture in a ugly gold frame for $5. I knew following her instructions I could easily make a nice chalkboard. So I brought it home, took out the picture, and spray painted the frame white. Then I used the actual photo that was in the frame because it was printed on a heavy cardboard material that I could spray with chalkboard paint. After applying 3 coats of chalkboard spray paint to the photo, I reattached the photo to the frame and voila! I had my chalkboard.
I ran into a few problems at first. I thought the photo would be hard enough to stand up to regular chalk (Crayola) but it ended up just scratching the paint and not showing up very well. This is what I was left with:
Here is a my belly progress so far:
My goal is to take these for the rest of my pregnancy, so check back weekly to see them!