What to do with an old frame.

Have a frame laying around that you are not using? How about make it into a chalkboard? Right on the glass!

I’m not joshing ya’.

Seen old pictures at yard sales, that just weren’t your style?


I found this old print at the same thrift store as my Will Moses find.

The print is not valuable…..

But, I LOVED the frame.

Because my home is so “wood” toned already, I wanted to enjoy this frame in a “re-use” kind of way.


I have a few of these paint samples that I grab when they go on  clearance at Lowe’s.

I have been wanting to try this light “celery like” green.

I have no clue what color it really is…….so…..”celery like” is what we shall call it?

Okee Dokee?

I had so much fun with my chalkboard coffee table that I thought I would experiment with this frame.

I will post a tutorial following this post….ONLY because it might save you from making a few mistakes that I made…..

You’re welcome.

I’m figuring that’s my job.

I make the mistakes.

Tell you guys about ’em.

You don’t make them.


You make pretty stuff.

Ya’ with me?

In the meantime……

Let’s just enjoy the before and after.



Cutie pie nephew not included.

Even when he IS “bossing” me around.

Yeah….I guess he’s a keeper.


I’m getting sidetracked.




Makes you not want to pass up the next cheap “bugly” frame you see….doesn’t it?

Here is the link to our picture frame chalkboard tutorial.…..try it. I promise, you won’t believe how easy it is!

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0 thoughts on “What to do with an old frame.

  • June 17, 2011 at 3:35 am

    I am here!!!! That is very cool, I love picture frames…that is a great idea!! thanks for the info…and will look forward to direction how to do it…:)

  • June 17, 2011 at 11:21 am

    I know you were talking to me when you said you missed me!  I have been here but haven’t had a chance to post…my honey got me an ipad for my birthday & it isn’t quite the same as the laptop…maybe its something I am doing wrong but I can’t get it to let me post on blogs like I can from here.  I love the frame…can’t wait for you to ‘plain the how to for it!  I also loved the color!!!

  • June 19, 2011 at 1:17 pm

    great idea  cute photos
    KAT Griffin

  • June 20, 2011 at 12:22 pm

    Like the color on this frame. Every time I look at oops paint it looks like baby poo though. Must not get there in time to get the good stuff.

  • June 29, 2011 at 12:51 am

    Love the celery-like color! : )  I love these big chunky frames for chalkboards.  Nice job!


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