Thursday, October 6, 2011

$7 Thrift Store Frame, Burlap and Chalkboard Paint

Today was a good trash to treasure day for me.  I went to a couple of thrift stores and found a few fun things.   But for now, I’m only going to show you what I made with one of my finds and that's the large oval frame for $7. 


A picture frame chalkboard! 


I used brown chalkboard paint and covered the mat that was inside the frame with burlap. 


I had every thing on hand to make this so the whole project only cost me $7.  


Don’t you just love projects like this when you have everything on hand and it only takes an hour to make?  I know I do!


Linking this post to:

Finding Fabulous for Frugalicious Fridays
French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday
My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
The Shabby Nest for Frugal Fridays
At The Picket Fence for Inspiration Friday
2805 for Potpourri Party

Chic On A Shoe String Decorating for Flaunt it Friday

Coastal Charms for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday


  1. I love projects when I have everything I need! Your chalkboard is cute!
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  2. What a cute and easy project, but it took a very creative mind like yours to come up with the idea! Love it.


  3. Gail,
    Love the burlap on your shade and that chalkboard looks GREAT!!!


  4. Great job, girlfriend! Love the addition of the burlap. Seems like everyone is using that stuff nowadays in blogland. Guess I'm gonna have to give it a try on something. Hope you have a great weekend!

  5. I do love when that happens, Gail! This came out so good! It fits in really well with your Fall vignette on this little table. Love it with the brown chalkboard paint and the burlap.

  6. I love the blackboard frame gail, you did a great job

  7. Oh I love it! the burlap really add a fall touch.

  8. I love the way it turned out and looks great with your fall vignette

  9. I have been following you for a few weeks now and I just LOVE everything you make. So BEAUTIFUL! Thank you for the inspiration!!

  10. I have those same frames, just haven't decided where or what to do with them. Yours turned out super cute.

  11. Oouuu! I love that! I love the burlap over the matting. They are very modern looking now. Great job!

  12. So cute, I think I have 2 frames almost like that, this just might be the perfect project for them. I love the burlap matt!

  13. THat looks beautiful! I love the look of burlap, but when you pair it with something a little fancier, like a round decorator's frame... It just takes it to a whole new level! I love how cozy that nook looks with the lamp giving off a little glow.

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  14. Turned out great. Love the size of that frame too. I bought chalk board paint like 6 months ago and still haven't busted it out yet. I need to try something like this. Can't beat the price either.

  15. Love the brown chalk board paint and burlap what a great combination! Laura Cottage and Broome

  16. I REALLY love this project! The burlap around the edge gives it the perfect touch. :)

  17. hi, I'm visiting from Meme's Corner. She is right, you have a beautiful blog. Great projects here, I love the chalkboard. Great post.

    The French Hutch

  18. Your chalkboard frame is terrific and it's such a nice size! The burlap mat is a great touch!

    Thank you for linking to Potpourri Friday! I appreciate your participation!

  19. What a beautiful job you did with the frame. Absolutely adorable. Great look for the Fall. Have a wonderful weekend.

  20. I love it Gail Just gorgeous!

  21. Beautiful transformation...don't you just love round and oval frames...never knew of "brown" chalkboard paint and it looks amazing on your board...will have to hunt some down. Overall gorgeous vignette. Hope you are having a great weekend.


  22. Wow this is such a great idea! Have a nice weekend! Twyla

  23. I love this idea of brown chalkboard paint. It turned out lovely. I didn't know it existed.

  24. Hi Gail,
    That is a great project and it looks wonderful, I love it. It looks great where you put it, too.

  25. This sure turned out great, Gail...and it looks perfect where you hung it!

  26. What a pretty idea! I haven't used the chalkboard paint, but I have used chalkboard fabric. I loved how you used burlap over the existing frame!

  27. Looks great very classy :) Laurel

  28. I so love your chalk board Gail! That was a great idea to do with those frames!!


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