Vintage Frame Turned Chalkboard

This frame is FABULOUS!! It is vintage solid wood with gesso, it does have a few spots where the gesso has broken off but it is not very noticeable… the frame itself is 34×48… perfect for a chalkboard or corkboard!

The “awesome” BEFORE picture!


Here is a close-up of the relief detail…


So I had two custom mixes of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint leftover from previous projects, about a 1/4 of a cup each… I crossed my fingers and mixed the two together… it came out a GORGEOUS silver sage color!!! I could not have been happier… well I could have if I knew how to recreate it! (sorry cell phone picture..) This is it after one coat, which is all I did, great coverage on this!


I also painted a band of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Old White around the perimeter and then ever so lightly distressed the entire frame… I didn’t want to remove any of the gesso! I then sprayed the frame with a clear sealant (Krylon) because I was concerned about the fragility of the piece if I waxed it… or if I’m being 100% honest it was also because it was easier & faster too… Embarrassed smile

My hubby cut a piece of wood for me for the chalkboard area and I painted it with a coat of primer and 4 coats of chalkboard paint.

The end result…


Some close-up shots…

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Even though we all love it, this one is not a keeper… there are only so many chalkboards one can have right? So I hope she goes to a good home!

Thanks for stopping by… until next time!!

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  1. This chalkboard is BEAUTIFUL! I love old frames – they hold so much potential! And, I also love ASCP! That stuff is amazing! It can transform just about anything!


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