You've seen this done a million times thanks to pinterest. However, I can honestly say that this project was finished long before pinterest. I found this antique plaster frame at a garage sale for .50. I couldn't find two quarters fast enough to give to the 60-something year old lady wearing a white t-shirt and NO bra. Think sand in socks. Oh heavens!
I nearly forgot a before picture. So, here it is when started.
It wasn't a bad looking frame, but it hadn't reached it's potential. It came without a back so I knew it needed to be reincarnated as a chalk board. You know the drill. Cut some hardwood plywood (or whatever you want to use) to fit inside your frame. I didn't prime the wood. Just put several coats of chalk board paint on it.
For the treatment of the frame I simply used an antique white spray paint, distressed it a bit and gave it a quick glaze to bring out the beautiful details.
I had a hard time finding where I wanted to hang it. After several months (really!), I settled for a blank wall in the laundry room.
I'm sure the board won't change much since it's out of the way in the laundry room. It would be fun to write a note to Mr. Study and see how long it takes him to notice.