I know, I know, reading the title you are going to say that I have some kind of fixing with pictures. Any picture that falls into my hands is going to suffer any kind of transformation, and you’re right. In my defense, I have to say that only ugly or old fashioned pictures are prone to this.
In this case, a friend of mine who is a wedding planner asked me something; he wanted a blackboard to write love quotes, the name of the couple, the menu… whatever he wanted. I thought that instead of a plain chalkboard a framed one would be awesome for a wedding but I didn’t had any as big as he wanted. Well, then any picture with a beautiful frame would do the trick so I started my tour to the thrift stores I know… and I found it!
The frame was great and the size was what he asked for. The painting wasn’t original, it just was a piece of paper behind the glass.
The process? Absolutely simple. I took some of my beloved DIY chalk paint (no, it doesn’t sleep with my husband and me, I have life besides upcycling things) and painted the whole thing white. While it dried, I have a problem with waiting you may have read about it here, I prepared some black chalk paint.
I gave the frame (only the frame) another layer of white paint and let it dry again for some hours. Then I taped the frame next to the glass and painted the glass black, two coats waiting for the previous one to dry before applying the other.
I removed the tape, varnished the frame only and it was done, ready to see the joy of weddings week after week!
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