One of my favorite thrift stores, The Treasure Hound, is run by the rescue group, Friends of Homeless Animals [FOHA]. We’ve been short-term fosters with FOHA since April, 2013 and we love it. The Treasure Hound is located close to where I live, so it’s easy to stop by and peruse the loot.
I couldn’t resist this round, gold frame found on one trip. For just a couple of bucks, it was coming home with me.
I decided to make a chalkboard out of it. Hany, my brother-in-law, cut a circle with my new jigsaw out of some melamine board that Lee had in the garage.
I painted the smooth side of the board with Martha Stewart’s Multi-surface Chalkboard acrylic paint. I painted on about three coats and when it was dry, primed it by rubbing the flat side of the chalk against the board. I popped the board into the frame and this project was done. Now I just need to figure out where to hang it. The side of the chalk may have scratched the painted surface, so I may need to paint on another coat of paint and prime more gently next time.
I just love the small, round frame – it’s great for a short and sweet message.