checked off my list! I found this large frame at a barn sale and it was rather wobbley (is that a word?) and missing a piece in the corner, but I really liked the carving. Okay, I bought it for $3. My husband tightened it up with glue and clamps and I reconstructed the missing piece. (Not perfect, but close enough.)
Now what? It is pretty large (45 x 20) and I didn’t have a picture for it so decided it would make a great blackboard. So I made a blackboard with a nice smooth board we found at a garage sale, bought some chalkboard paint and painted . . . and painted . . . and finally – it’s a blackboard!
It is on a wall between my kitchen and dining room and is actually the first thing you see when you walk in the back door (which is where 95% of people who come to my house come in – don’t ask me why).
(FYI: If you are going to make a chalkboard, I would recommend making your own paint – it worked much better than the spray paint. The “recipe” I used was 3 tsp. black (or any color you want) acrylic paint, 1-1/2 tsp. glaze (like for faux painting) and 1/2 tsp. non-sanded grout. I already had all of that so that’s what I used, but I also saw a formula on the internet using flat black paint and grout.)