I stopped over at my favorite craft store, Michaels's, and purchased an off-white frame and self-stick chalkboard sheets:
All I did was peel apart the back of the chalkboard adhesive and stick it to the matte of the frame.
Then I taped it to the back of the matte just to secure it.
And that was it ! Nice and easy framed chalkboard. No painting necessary and it was pretty cheap. I believe it was under $6 for the whole project. And I still have three more chalkboard adhesives to use for some other future project.
I used it with Kerry's beautiful nieces:
And with his brother and his wife:
Now you can Do It Yourself Too !