Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Re-purposed Goodwill Frame

Well, I finally decided what to do with the frame I got last week from Goodwill. It is quite large, and decided to make this one a chalk board.

18 year old sprayed it a shiny black. And Blue Eyed Husband sprayed a piece he cut to fit, with chalk board paint. I need to buy some chalk today. Here are the results.

I think I've decided to keep the black accents in the computer room. It goes well with the green oops paint I got at Wal-Mart last fall for $5.00. I'm done in here. Except, when I see the computer table in pictures, I realize how very ugly it is. Not the table, but what is underneath. I think I'll put a skirt around it. Burlap of course.

Did I ever tell you that the computer table was once a large table Blue Eyed Husband made for me years ago? It was beautifully big, but really too big for this room. So I had him cut it down the middle and put the two pieces up against the wall in an L. It is perfect, and didn't cost a penny. He also painted it black for me.

Love Him.

Hugs from Maine


Chris Kauffman said...

That chalk board looks great .

Anonymous said...

Chalkboard looks great and I love the idea of burlap. I seen someone the other day that had used burlap as curtains. I love the texture that it adds to a room.

Farmgirl Chaos said...

What did your husband use for the backing of your chalkboard? I am wanting to make one as well, but am looking for the best thing to go with.
But it all looks very nice together!

Pam said...

Beautiful. I'm thinking that I'd like to go grab the cool frame I was admiring at the thrift store and turn it into a chalk board for my new "in progress" guest room. I could use it to personalize messages to the guests we have come visit. Yours looks great.

rustycupboard said...

I liked the idea of the chalk board. very nice

Susan @ The Good Life! said...

Love the idea for the chalk board! I have been thinking about putting a skirt around my craft table to hide of my stuff that collect there. That means shopping.......Love it!

Lois Christensen said...

What a great idea!!! You always come up with the greatest things!! Enjoy your day!!

Alicia The Snowflake said...

Love the chalk board! Looks great!