Yesterday, we did head out to Bring Recycling, as a family. We "found some treasures," but that project will have to wait for another day. I do not have all the pieces yet, and if I'm really trying to reproduce something for cheap...I have to be patient!
Seeing as that would have to wait, I took a trip over to G.W. (Goodwill) during nap time. I found these pictures
Special, I know...but if you are going to change an item completely, it's best if it's hideous, I mean special, beforehand. It just makes for better pictures that way! These 2 pictures were the perfect size frames and they were an additional 25% off their already cheap price!
Now, to the project. I was on Layla's (The Lettered Cottage) blog the other day, and was super inspired by her double-framed chalkboard. Check it out here. I had to make one of my own.
I'm in love with my outcome!
I gutted the frames (Goodwill $7 for both).
Put a piece of plywood in the large frame (on hand from my hubby's garage).
Painted a square of chalkboard paint (on hand--who doesn't) and topped it with the smaller frame that is raised.
I sanded the edges to "age" it.
Now, it's going to wait 3 days (per the paint instructions) to be seasoned with chalk and used!! Which means, I have 3 days to find the perfect spot for it because it wasn't just an inch too big to be on my mantel, like I originally intended...no, I would not do that!
Total Cost: $7 and an afternoon...not bad!
Enjoy the rest of your weekend. Look for some fun Dollar Tree transformations to come later this week!
I'm going to link this to Thrifty Decor Chick Before and After Party: A DIY Cloche!!