Don't Throw Away That Frame!


I find myself saying that a lot these days!
When my husband came home with this frame, he said, “It was only $10 and some of the molding around it is broken off… but I thought you could fix it.”
He totally gets me. lol
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But there was a catch, one corner was busted up.
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I thought about this for a while and ended up trying Bondo. I knew it would be paintable and should be somewhat forgiving.
I just plopped it on the area with the broken molding and used a wooden skewer to shape it and create some peaks.
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I did 2 coats of chalk paint. Here it is after the first coat… you can tell it’s still wet.
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I grabbed some sand paper and went over some of the edges lightly to bring out the gold that was still hiding underneath. Then slapped in a pre-made chalkboard and here she is!
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That’s it! I am so in love with these shabby chic frames and chalkboards. I have them all over my house and never get tired of them.
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