I've been wanting to try my hand at a chalk board for some time now. I have seen these amazing ones all over the big P, but I have a terribly slanted handwriting, and for some reason my eyes also lead me astray - I always write crooked! So I hesitated - until recently.
I had this great frame that I had already made into a chalkboard, but it didn't lend itself well to a calendar format which was what I needed....so, I decided to play around a bit, and this is what I came up with. I don't think that it's too bad for a first time attempt!
The frame was a $20 garage sale purchase - you know the kind! Large, gold, ornate with a picture of a mother holding a baby? The picture was destroyed, but the frame was inspirational! I base coated it with Annie Sloan Versailles (my absolute favorite color) and topped it with AS Old White. Then gave it a waxing with some homemade stuff - just paste wax with a smidgen of craft paint - antiquing.I really like both the frame and the chalking. I'll definitely try it again for the holidays!