I had several vintage frames laying around and I decided to make a few chalkboards to go inside them. I bought some sheets of thin, smooth wood from Home Depot and Mr. Rubbish cut them down to the sizes that fit my frames. I primed the wood and then painted four coats of chalkboard paint over it, sanding with fine grit sandpaper in between coats.
This vintage frame used to house a wild turkey print. It was dark and outdated, but I liked the distressed wood.
I painted the frame white and sanded the edges before attaching the chalkboard with wood glue.
I love the fancy, scrolling details of this Syrocco style, vintage frame.
The frame was originally gold and black and had an old print with red, velvet trim. I removed the velvet border before making it into a chalkboard. This frame did not come with glass, so it was a perfect choice for a chalkboard.
I painted the frame a pretty shade of aqua, glazed it and applied gold Rub 'n Buff over all the edges and raised details.
I painted the two small, vintage frames aqua and took them to the shop yesterday to help me advertise the sale in my booth.
Chalkboards are an ideal project for empty vintage frames, especially the ones that do not have glass.
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