Antiqued Picture Frame Blackboard
I purchased two identical picture frames that were on clearance for $1 each with the idea that I would up-cycle them into something else. I decided to make a matching pair of antiqued picture frame blackboard and pin boards to match the decor in my sewing room. I always need places to write and keep notes to myself so I thought it was time to use the two frames and this simple process to create my antiqued picture frame blackboard and pin board.
What you will Need:
- 2 picture frames (any size)
- Chalkboard paint in black
- Off white acrylic paint (I used Parchment by Folkart)
- Sand paper
- Antiquing medium (optional)
- Spray clear matte finish (optional)
- Remnant piece of batting
- Spray adhesive
- Glue like E6000
- Fabric to cover pin board
Step 1: Antiqued Picture Frame Blackboard
Rough up the surface of your picture frames using your sand paper. Wipe away all of the dust then paint two coats of chalkboard paint onto the fronts and backs of the frames. Make sure that the paint dries completely between coats and allow the final coat to dry overnight.
Step 2: Antiqued Picture Frame Blackboard
Paint two coats of the off white paint over the chalkboard paint and let dry thoroughly. I let mine dry overnight.
Step 3: Antiqued Picture Frame Blackboard
Once the off white paint has dried, scuff the edges and other areas of possible wear with the sand paper so that the chalkboard paint shows through. Take care not to scuff past the chalkboard paint.
Step 4: Antiqued Picture Frame Blackboard
Take a very small amount of antiquing medium and wipe it all over the frames to give them an aged look. Spray with clear matte finish if desired.
Step 5: Antiqued Picture Frame Blackboard
The blackboard frame is finished. Just put the frame back together without the glass and use the back as the blackboard.
Step 6: Antiqued Picture Frame Blackboard
Take the back of the frame that is used to hold in the glass and spray it with spray adhesive. Place a piece of batting on top of the adhesive. Take a piece of fabric and cover the batting, gluing the fabric to the edges of the backing while pulling tightly. Once the fabric is secure the pin board is complete. Replace the backing into the frame and the pin board is ready for pinning photos, notes, and ideas.