Monday, February 15, 2010

Chalkboard paint and picture frame

Not long after Jeff and I were married I bought this picture frame. I loved it. The photo was of a distressed vase of roses. The frame was a light wood. It never really matched anything we have, but I hung it in our guest room. The guest room eventually became a nursery, and now my 5 yr -old's room. I recently found the frame in the garage and gave it a face lift.

I love this frame. I love the little ledge on the front. First I spray painted the frame with an heirloom white. While I had the back and glass out, I painted the back board with Chalkboard paint. I really didn't want to throw away the glass. I remembered I had bought some window markers on clearance with all the back to school clearance. I ended up putting the glass back in the frame and just write on the glass. The markers stand out against the black chalkboard.

The star hanging beside the frame was a 70% Halloween star from Joann's. I used some black spray paint and tied an Harlequin ribbon around it. Hanging on the hook is a tassel I bought at Hobby Lobby for 7$. It was during a 50% sale and I knew I couldn't buy the ribbon and finial for that price. I am going to start adding to the ledge. I have some 1$ picture frames that are drying from being painted that I am going to add along with some other Dollar Tree finds.

I have linked to Metamorphosis Monday @ Between Naps on the Porch, Make Your Monday@ Twice Remembered, It's So Very Cheri: It is so Renovated, Make it for Monday: @ cottage instincts! , Making the World Cuter and Made it Mondays @ The Persimmon Perch


  1. Love the look...heirloom white is one of my fav shades of paint!


  2. What a clever idea, we have window markers and love them, I bet they do stand out so much more on a black background. You did a great job, but you are super cool like that, so I guess I sould expect nothing less.

    Cha Cha

  3. I posted a photo of my framed hymn. Come over and visit if you like.