No, it’s not Jilly Bean’s birthday. Yet. However, my dear friend Vanessa recently celebrated her birthday but this year refrained from celebrating it “Christmas in July” style. (We usually have a Christmas party at Vanessa’s on her birthday).
Several weeks before her birthday, I was at a yard sale and grabbed these picture frames for a very good price, unaware that they were solid oak! My plan was to make her a chalkboard for her house. Every house needs a chalkboard!
It may be hard to see from this picture, but I roughed them up a bit with some sand paper. The husband said I’d be glad I did. After that, he began spray painting the frames. Did I mention the paint had to dry 48 hours before you could put on a second coat? Waiting was NOT fun; however, look at the finished product:
FYI, that’s plywood painted with chalkboard paint inserted into the frame. Doesn’t she look happy?