A few Christmases ago, my parents gave my son this art easel. It had a chalkboard on one side, and a dry erase marker on the other. It was quite cute at the time, but as the years have gone by, it had fallen into a bit of disrepair, and eventually landed itself in storage. The chalkboard wouldn't ever look clean, no matter what, and the dry erase side had been written on in sharpie (who gave the kid a sharpie anyway?).
By now, you know how I like to makeover the kids toys that still have a lot of life left in them, so instead of taking it to Goodwill, I decided to give it a new lease on life with a quality makeover, which was (thankfully) quite simple.
Here's the supplies I used-
Silver Metalic Krylon spray paint
Aqua washi tape
First, I started by painting the chalkboard paint on both sides, and it even went on perfectly over the dry erase board. Then, I got smart and decided instead of trying to tape off the board, I'd just spray paint the frame first with my silver, then go back and do my three coats of chalkboard paint.
That's it, finished!
I've seen these at Goodwill and yardsales often, hopefully you will too if you don't already have one. I think you could do the same thing with a plastic easel by using the Krylon for plastics paint.