15 Minute Upcycled Thrift Store Frame Chalkboard



Happy Wednesday, Friends!  First, I want to thank you for all of the kind words and prayers on behalf of Audrey and her husband. Here's her latest update: 

Thank you to all of you that prayed for him. He is home now and feeling better, but has to wear a portable defibrillator for awhile in case of a heart attack. May God bless every one. Hugs, Audrey Z.  

Now for today's 15 Minute Fix--this time the simple upcycle of two recent thrift store finds...

15 minute upcycled thrift store frame chalkboard


Remember these two thrift store frames I found several weeks ago? Someone had already taken the time to hand paint them with pretty floral accents. They just needed a little love.


15 minute upcycled thrift store frame chalkboard



I knew they would make great little chalkboards. My favorite way transform a frame into a chalkboard is with peel and stick chalkboard paper. The moss green frame already had a wood back, so I just used the opening in the frame as a pattern and cut the chalkboard paper to fit.


15 minute upcycled thrift store frame chalkboard



One down....

15 minute upcycled thrift store frame chalkboard


...one to go! Since this one didn't have a back, I cut a thick piece of cardboard to create one by using the frame as a pattern. Next, I pressed the chalkboard paper onto the cardboard making sure it was smooth. 


15 minute upcycled thrift store frame chalkboard



 Last, I inserted the cardboard into the back of the frame. Once I trimmed it a little, it fit snugly inside the opening. You may remember a previous 15 Minute Fix that featured a farmhouse vignette created with a vintage tool tray. This time I used the handy tool tray with my newly upcycled chalkboard to create an Easter vignette.


15 minute upcycled thrift store frame chalkboard


You may also remember the adorable pair of collectible chicks I scored this summer.  I love them with my other vintage treasures. Notice the vintage postcard from the antique mall in the tray? Now that I recall the tool tray was a find from the same antique mall. 


thrifty upcycled vintage Easter vignette


Here's a wider peek...


15 minute upcycled thrift store frame chalkboard
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28 comments:

  1. Love it ! I didn't know you could buy peel chalkboard paper ! I must get out more . Live your Easter . Hugs and blessings , Cindy

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  2. I didn't know about the peel and stick paper either. Pretty arrangements. Blessings

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  3. Perfect use of the frames. Love the Easter vignette.
    :-)
    Cecilia

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  4. Very cute. Love the chicks.

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  5. I love this idea I will be trying it soon!

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  6. I am so glad that you didn't paint over the artwork on the frames. Adding the chalkboard was a great idea and you'll be able to enjoy these all summer. Love the vignette your created!

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  7. Very cute, love the old linens with it. Frames are adorable.

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  8. That frame is so pretty with your Jadeite pieces. And the peek and stick chalkboard paper is new to me, too - I need to find some!

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  9. Wow that's awesome. Does the chalk erase well from the paper version? I've been seeing a lot lately, and was wondering. Love how you can then change it out to a picture if you want. Need to keep that in mind :)

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  10. Cute. I love those 2 jadeite plates.

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  11. Peel and stick chalkboard paper - I need some of that!

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  12. What a beautiful vignette, Cecilia! I had no idea you could get chalkboard paper. Those little chicks are darling!

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  13. I love the chalkboard idea!

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  14. This is a great idea! I love customizing my chalkboards for the different events, seasons, and holidays!

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  15. Great project and the frames look so pretty with your other decor. :)

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  16. I love how it turned out! Super cute!

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  17. Wow you have a great eye! I'm loving it.

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  18. Those little chicks are so cute. Love how you Easter display turned out. Almost everything looks pretty with your beautiful Jadeite collection.

    It did make my heart happy to read all the nice comments on your blog and know that we have caring bloggers out there who care and I thank them from the bottom of my heart for their thoughts and prayers. God bless.

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  19. I love your little vignette for spring! Using chalkboard paper is such a great idea, much less messier than paint.

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  20. I never realized that you could use that kind of paper. I am going to have to buy some ASAP! I love this and actually think I could pull off this craft.

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  21. I used that chalkboard paper when I was pregnant to create a chalkboard sign that I could do weekly bump pics with!

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  22. They are both adorable and how lucky you were in finding decorated frames.

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  23. Okay, I'll admit I have never heard of peel and stick chalkboard paper, what a brilliant invention. I can't wait to try it and your vignette looks so pretty Cecilia. Hope you have a blessed Easter

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  24. Oh my Cecilia, the frames look like something I would have painted back when I taught tole painting. I love how your repurposed them. I have never heard of chalk paper. Very neat idea! I love the sweet vignette you created. I have two chicks that look just like that only mine are egg cups. I found them at a thrift a few years ago and I loved them. I had not heard about Audrey's husband. Glad to hear that he is home and doing better!! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  25. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing on the Pleasures of the NW's DIY link up!

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  26. I am glad to hear prayers have been answered. This was a great idea for these frames, they are so cute as chalkboards! They fit into your vignette perfectly! Thanks so much for sharing at Celebrate Your Story!

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  27. What an adorable idea and so easy and cheap :) I just pinned this! I can see so many fun ways to change it for holidays and other decor needs. #happynowlinkup

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  28. Your Easter vignette is so lovely and the little chalkboard just adds a special touch to it. Thank you for sharing at the Snickerdoodle Create~Bake~Make link party!

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