I found this frame on the side of the road, can you believe people just throw stuff out like this??
I cut the wood to fit inside the frame. (It's thin panneling that we had in our garage) Then I had my trusty assisant paint the first coat of black chalk board paint. We used a small bottle of FolkArt Chalk Board paint that I got on clearance at Wal-mart for $1!
We applied two coats just like the directions said to do...and while my assistant was working on that, I worked on the frame
I liked the way the outer part of the framed looked just as it was, so I only needed to spruce up the inside portion of the frame. I painted it with Americana buttermilk acrylic paint and then dry brushed some gold metalic paint on some areas. I used Gorilla Glue to but the painted board into the frame and Ta-da....A new (old) Chalk Board
Total cost: $1.00....gotta love that!