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?