I was thrilled to find this at a thrift store, but less than thrilled to find it was not wood but high density foam. But being foam, mirror-less, and covered in one heck of a sorry stain job meant a great price. When I saw it I immediately thought chalkboard :)
It turned out exactly like I wanted, yay! I sawed off 2 little feet off the bottom so it was rest level when not hung. I then sanded very lightly some of the drips and runs and started spray painting. It was easy to paint, but took lots of coats. A little sanding and distressing and the fancy frame was finished. I had my handy husband cut me a piece of fiberboard with his table saw and I gave it several coats of chalkboard paint. We decided using the air stapler was the best way to attach the chalkboard and the hanging wire. It worked beautifully.
I am linking up to:
Thrifty Decor Chick's October Before and After Party
The Girl Creative
Sugar Bee Crafts
Timewashed, Blissful White Wednesday
Funky Junk Interiors