Easy Chalkboard Picture Frame & Vintage House Numbers Giveaway Winner!

Happy Monday!  Well, maybe not so much…things are pretty busy around my house, and I’ve been fighting off a cold all weekend.  But, with a full week of homeschooling, swim team, karate, ballet, and piano, who has time to be sick?  :)

Thanks to all of you who entered our giveaway for the awesome vintage house numbers from Ramsign.  Thanks to Random.org, our winner is….drumroll please…#19 Christina!  Please check your email.  Many thanks to Ramsign for hosting such a fabulous giveaway–love those enamel signs!

And now, because I didn’t want to leave you without a little bit of fun, here’s a quick and easy project that you can complete in an hour or two.  I’m getting ready to put a small desk in the master bedroom sitting area, and one thing I’ll have on that desk is my chalkboard to-do list.

DIY thrift store chalkboard

To make it, I just took a picture frame that I didn’t like much anymore (it probably would have wound up at Goodwill) and spray painted the frame white.  Then I took the glass and sprayed it with a couple of coats of black chalkboard spray paint.  Easy-peasy!  The glass works just fine as a chalkboard surface, and now I can sit it on my desk rather than mounting it on the wall, although you could certainly do that if you preferred.  I’ve seen this done with mirrors, too, and it works just as well.  You just have to tape off the frame when you’re painting the glass, and vice versa.

Here’s the before:

And here’s the big pile o’ stuff that I’m collecting for my desk area.  Some people are classy and use inspiration boards (or pinterest), but I just make a big pile in the middle of my room!  Note that the chalkboard is in that mess, and now it’s got 1. Pray 2. Run 3. Blog on it (that’s about the right order for things, too).

Hang in there; one of these days I’ll have a reveal to show you in the sitting area!

Thanks for stopping by!

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