A while back on one of my trips to Goodwill I came across this fantastic gold leafed frame.
It was a steal at only $10 so I bought it knowing exactly what I wanted to do with it. Turn it into a framed chalkboard/message center.
I used Masonite board, which is like peg board with no holes in it. I painted it with chalkboard paint and cut it to size with a table saw. I measured the back of the frame as I wanted to glue it to the frame and not fit it inside. If you know the measurements Home Depot or Lowe's can cut it for you.
You could also use a magnet board and paint that with chalk board paint. This way you have a magnet board and a chalk board. These come in a pre-selected sizes at most hardware stores and can not be cut on site.
I already had Masonite board that was painted with chalkboard paint in my garage from when I taught Home Economics to children, so this made my decision an easy one. Once you glue the board to the frame let it dry. I used a Gorilla Glue product. Depending on the glue it will vary in time. Give at least a few hours if not longer.
Nail in some picture brackets to the back so that you can hang it to your screws.
And there you go! A beautiful finished product! Now I have a place to put all those amazing quotes I see everyday on Pinterest.
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