In my living room, I had an empty little wall and decided I wanted to add a chalkboard of some sorts. I have some gold accents in the room and thought that a gold framed chalkboard would be perfect. So I hit the thrift stores. I like to shop at thrift stores when I find awesome deals on things, but I don't shop there often because with three little kids, it's so hard to go all the way to a store with the thought that I might come away with nothing. I would rather just go to Hobby Lobby or Target where I know I will come away with what I am looking for. But the thrift stores do have the allure of low prices and hidden treasures. So one day I got up the courage and went to THREE thrift stores in the search for a gold picture frame to turn in to a chalkboard and also a chandelier I could paint and use in Elly's room. And I found both for a total of $18 I was beyond excited that my time wasn't wasted! :)
It was an added bonus that the frame was oval... seriously a perfect find! One that I bragged to my husband about for a few days. But I do think it's funny when I buy something at a thrift store and the old ladies at the checkout counter talk about how beautiful the picture or artwork is and how they wish they had found it. I am always thinking in my mind... yeah... I am going to totally paint over that! All I did was take out the glass and spray paint it with chalkboard paint. I sharpened the chalk with a little knife to make it easier to write with. I also hung a banner made from burlap and glitter scrapbook paper. And that's it!
I love the natural distressing of the frame.
is one of my favorite church hymns it says "There is beauty all around, when there's love at home...." something that is always good to remember}