Whenever I see really awesome old frames at garage sales, I tend to snatch them up. Especially if they are bargain priced.
I love the gold frames with plenty of wear to them. There is something about that shabby patina that draws me in.
Through the years though, I’ve found that I rarely also end up with just the perfect sized piece of art to put in them. That’s why turning them into chalkboards has been the perfect solution.
I buy a 4′ x 2′ piece of hardboard at Menards for a few dollars, then Ken cuts it to size for me. I paint it with chalkboard paint, and voila!
Always make sure to season a new chalkboard by rubbing chalk all over it and then ‘erasing’ it back off.
It seems I have chalkboards coming out of my ears these days. They are all going to end up at the Carriage House sale in October. Unless any of you locals needs one now? In which case just leave me a comment and I’ll get back to you with details.