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Antique Picture Frame Chalkboard

Antique Picture Frame Chalkboard

I have had this antique picture frame laying around, pictureless, for a few years and could not bring myself to let it go because I knew it could be upcycled into something lovely. When I also came across a scrap piece of chalkboard leftover from signage we used for our wedding, I knew how I could marry the two — into a chalkboard! I seem to always find an occasion for which signage is useful or elevates the situation. In addition to the option of making it a permanent part of your décor such as hanging in the kitchen as a message board or for a grocery list, a multi-purpose chalkboard could be useful for writing out a menu at a dinner party or family gathering, welcoming or directing guests at a shower, playing hangman, creating a monthly calendar to hang in your home office, and so much more! Here’s how I put it together.

Antique Picture Frame Chalkboard | @beesandbubbles

The frame was already primed and painted from a previous use, so all I needed to do was dust it off to get it ready for paint.

Antique Picture Frame Chalkboard | @beesandbubbles

I wanted a glam chalkboard, so I used my favorite metallic gold paint which is extremely gold and shiny. Also, the coverage is great and I only needed a single coat.

Antique Picture Frame Chalkboard | @beesandbubbles

I fished four brass screws out of my miscellaneous hardware container to screw into the back.

Antique Picture Frame Chalkboard | @beesandbubbles

The scrap piece of chalkboard was already perfectly sized! You can get chalkboard like this cut to your specifications at any home improvement store. I didn’t add any picture hanging hardware to the back of this, because I don’t plan on hanging it on a wall, rather leaning it mostly on the sideboard in our dining room, or using it on a display stand.

Antique Picture Frame Chalkboard | @beesandbubbles

My completed chalkboard!

What ways would you use a handy little chalkboard?

Paint It (Matte) Black

Paint It (Matte) Black

Décor Board: Front Entry

Décor Board: Front Entry