Tuesday, March 1, 2011

T2T Blackboard

One of the things on the list for my daughter's wedding this summer was a blackboard. Don't ask me for what, that's to come, but since it was on the list and she's in Wisconson at college and Moi Momma is taking care of as many details as possible in the meantime, well . . . this is what happened.

This framed picture was found at a thrift store for $15. I thought it was too much, but in essence, I was paying for the frame, not the faded print, and even though it had been around the block a time or two and was scuffed up, it was still solid structurally.

From notsewnew

Rather than risk smearing the frame, I removed the print to paint the surface. My new best friend is Rust-Oleum Blackboard Paint. I gave it a good three coats before putting it back in the frame, and touched up the scuffs on the frame with gold paint. The back was recovered with kraft paper as it had been originally.

From notsewnew

So there you have it. I love the thing and plan to use it or make another for use at farmer's market this summer.