Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Gold Framed Chalkboard

I'm sure you don't remember this, but I purchased a green framed chalkboard a while back at the flea market in Nashville.  I always had planned to paint the frame, but it never quite happened.  At first, I thought I would go for a color (maybe red or yellow), but the more I spotted gold framed chalkboards, the more I thought that was what I needed to do.  After reading this post, I decided this was definitely the look I wanted and I needed to get it done.  

Here is the chalkboard that I started with...

I used a combination of Rub'n Buff and spray paint...

Mostly spray paint for the all-over color, and then I used the Rub'n Buff to age it a bit.

Here is the finished product!

Only wished I had done it sooner.

A close-up so that you can see some of the "aging" that I added.  It doesn't look quite so severe in real life--I hate how the camera flashes things out!

All in all, a cheap, fairly quick fix.  I like it!

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