I shared this thrift store artwork with you in my Recent Finds Brrr it’s Cold. I said I didn’t remember how much it cost, but it was probably 7-8 bucks. I bought it because I liked the shape of the frame.
It hung out in the garage ever since, until I finally took it apart and started working on it over the Summer.
This was such a simple makeover folks! All I did was paint the back of the artwork with chalkboard paint. There was a handy board backing, but because I’m so disorganized, I misplaced it. Later I found it, after I had already finished this project.
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When I was ready to place the chalkboard artwork back in the frame, the artwork was totally visible. To remedy that—I cut a large piece of brown craft paper and dug out my multi-purpose adhesive to secure the artwork to the paper.
I sprayed a light coat onto the artwork (back of the chalkboard) and the paper, then laid the chalkboard onto the brown paper. (in this image)
AFTER it adhered to the arched artwork, I then cut it out around the edge. (so much easier to do it this way than to try to line it up if it were already cut)
After hanging on the fence for a quick photo op—I decided it needed a little sumpin’ sumpin’.
I cut out the small word Menu on my Silhouette Portrait and applied it to the top of the chalkboard.
Originally I had thought I would paint this frame, but in the end I decided not to paint it, and I’m glad I didn’t because I really like the colors, and how the vinyl matches the beige.
Do you have some artwork stored away that you can change into a handy chalkboard?
Be sure to check out the fabulous projects from my friends:
Scarf Wreath from Petticoat Junktion
Weathered Farmhouse Basket from Our Southern Home
Giant Whip from Bliss Ranch
Artwork into Chalkboard from My Repurposed Life
Custom Wood Sign from My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia