You know how I love to make chalkboards so it was a no-brainer to create a chalkboard to fill one or both of the frames. But this time I wanted to do something a little different and the angle on the back of the frames gave me an idea. I’ll explain more about that angle later.
|Check out the angle on the back of the frame|
First of all, I painted the two frames with FolkArt Home Décor chalkpaint, then distressed and waxed them.
I went to Lowe’s and bought a 24” square of birch plywood. I had them cut two pieces of 9” x 12” to fit the two frames; the remaining plywood will come in handy for a future project. I painted one of the boards with 3 coats of Valspar chalkboard paint and primed it with a piece of chalk.
My hubby thought I needed to screw the two frames together for a little extra support. I agreed, but I didn’t want the screw to show. I found a small piece of flower-shaped jewelry that already had a hole in the center. We attached the flower to the frames, making sure to screw through both frames.
|A little bling never hurts!!!|
Finally, here’s my completed A-Frame chalkboard/bulletin board that can be used as a menu board/recipe card holder or perhaps as a message center for notes and photos. It easily stands on its own and the top edge where the two frames meet can even hold a piece of chalk.
Project A-Frame: Complete!
Linking to these fun parties:
Show and Share at Coastal Charm
Talk of the Town at My Salvaged Treasures