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?


The Vintage Dresser said...

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

Vicky Hunt said...

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!

Gwen said...

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

Little Vintage Cottage said...

Thanks so much Gwen!