Tuesday’s DIY :: Upcycled Frame

31 Jan

I found this huge open frame at a tag sale months ago for $3.  I couldn’t believe it.  It’s about 4 feet in length so I snatched it up, not knowing what to do with it.  It drives my husband crazy because we have a stack of frames in our garage.

Since we are still working on my daughter’s room, and she loves to write notes and play school, we decided to turn it into a chalkboard.  Not to original, I know, but it turned out great.

Using Annie Sloan’s Paris Grey, we started with this:

$3 frame

MDF board cut to size at Home Depot.  I just brought my measurements and they cut it for me.  The board cost about $1.50.

The frame looked like this originally:

I love the linen and gold border so I left those alone.  Now the frame looks like this:

It is so sweet and calming.

Using spray chalkboard paint:

Dropped it in the frame and duct taped it to the back:

Done.  And she loves it.  I love it too.

The entire project took less than 30 minutes and cost less than $5.

I’ll show the finished wall soon.  We painted 2 frames hot pink, distressed them and ordered large prints of her ballet shoes and riding her horse.  Can’t wait to get those on the wall!

I’ll be back tomorrow with my favorite recipe, ever.



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One Response to “Tuesday’s DIY :: Upcycled Frame”

  1. Andrea @ Vegvacious January 31, 2012 at 10:10 am #

    You two girls have the best eye for cheap little treasures! I really need to take some inspiration from you and venture out to some estate sales and yard sales to see if I can find some cool stuff.

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