Repurposed Vintage Frame Chalkboard Tray


Happy Wednesday, Friends!  As promised from Sunday's post, today I'm sharing details for repurposing a vintage frame as a small chalkboard tray...



Repurposed vintage frame chalkboard tray




So here's how the $1 frame looked when I brought it home from the yard sale. Loved the vintage frame's ornate detail and timeworn patina, but the damaged faded print--not so much. I knew I wanted to create a chalkboard that could double as a small tray. I started by cleaning the wood with orange peppermint spray, which is the perfect way to get rid of any pests lingering in the old wood. 



Repurposed vintage chalkboard tray


Then I used extra fine sandpaper to smooth chipped paint.


Repurposed vintage frame chalkboard tray


Next, I applied DecoArt Americana Decor creme wax, left over from a previous project.


Repurposed vintage frame chalkboard tray
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Though meant to be used with chalk paint, I've found it to be effective as a protective coat for similar projects. It dries clear with a matte finish. 


Repurposed vintage frame chalkboard tray


I found this large roll of textured wallpaper at a yard sale for .50. I knew the neutral color and thick quality would come in handy for some of my many projects. I still had peel and stick chalkboard paper from my last repurposed chalkboard project.  


Repurposed vintage frame chalkboard tray


I traced the frame onto the wallpaper to create a finished backing and 


Repurposed vintage frame chalkboard tray


attached it with craft adhesive squares.


Repurposed vintage frame chalkboard tray



Finally, after tracing the frame's front opening as a pattern, I added peel and stick chalkboard paper. I carefully smoothed it as I went, tucking it under the edge of the frame.


Repurposed vintage frame chalkboard tray


Voila!


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Repurposed vintage frame chalkboard tray


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10 comments:

  1. Very sweet! I love that stickable chalkboard paper. I have used it in a few projects and it holds up great.

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  2. I haven't used the peel and stick chalkboard paper but it sounds terrific. Your sweet vintage frame makes this project a real winner.

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  3. This is so pretty and I had no idea sticky chalkboard paper was even a thing. Fabulous!

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  4. Very cute! I love this idea, Cecelia! I have used the paper for many projects and it's fun and easy!

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  5. This is a project after my own heart! I never pass up a chance to chalkboard-I-fy (a word) an old ornate frame! So sweet! Xo kathleen

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  6. Really nice make-over. Small size to be useful anywhere. Will have to try that peel and stick chalkboard paper. Looks so easy to use and nice looking too.
    hugs,
    Audrey

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  7. That is a beautiful frame! I didn't know there was such a thing as peel and stick chalkboard! Cheaper than chalkboard paint, I assume? I hope? Great makeover though! Pinned.

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  8. That is so cute. I have read so much about chalkboard paint and will have to buy some and make a project.

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  9. Love it! Your repurposed frames looks great. Chalkboard paper is great stuff. So much easier than paint.

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  10. I love it!

    Thanks for sharing with SYC.

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