Before and After - Vintage Picture Frame Redo

Today I'm sharing a little project I actually finished a couple of weeks ago but haven't had a chance to share yet!

Vintage Picture Frame Chalk Board


I picked up this vintage picture frame before I moved at a thrift store for $6.99.


I liked the shape and originally I thought I would paint it but when I got ready to give it a makeover I decided I liked the wood. I've been wanting to incorporate some wood tones into my decor.


It's stamped "Maple" on the back so I'm assuming that's the kind of wood it is!


I used some wipe-on poly on the wood to bring out the richness of it and I painted the center section with chalkboard paint. I also used some rope and trimmed out around the inside of the frame because there was a pretty large gap between the frame and the wood backing.


It's hanging in the living room with a little fall themed poem that I wrote on it.


So from this...


To this...


What do you think?

4 comments

  1. It turned out great. Not sure what would have been in it before, but it's perfect for a chalkboard!

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  2. I think I'm in love! And I am so impressed with your beautiful chalk writing! Beautiful...and I love the wood tone. It fits perfectly with your style...:) Enjoy the rest of the weekend!

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  3. I love how your place is coming together. Very sophisticated yet using antiques in new ways. Looks great!!!

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