Sometimes, when I walk into a thrift store hunting for “treasures,” I just hit gold. Luckily, that is exactly what happened to me a few weeks ago. I was visiting a ReStore (just killing some time) and my eye fell on a fabulous, HUGE Syroco framed print. I bought it immediately (left the print there in hopes that it will be beneficial to someone else) and brought the giant frame home. I immediately decided to turn it into a chalkboard for my home office.
First, I traced the inside of the frame directly onto the wall with a pencil. Next, I drilled two coat hooks onto the wall (to hang the frame on.) Then, I began painting with black chalkboard paint. I roughly followed the traced rectangle, as I knew the borders did not have to be perfect.
Once the paint dried, I simply placed the frame directly onto the hooks. The Syroco frame was fabulously gold and I was completely going to leave it that color. But, because my office is a space that gets so cluttered with paperwork, paint, ribbon, you name it, I decided that painting it a distressed white would keep it clean by staying within the “black and white” style of my office.
So, one coat of Annie Sloan Chalk paint in Pure White later, I was finished. (P.S. I found this quote on Pinterest and I think it might be my new favorite.)
It’s perfect for the space. Sadly, I cannot take a picture of the entire office, because it is currently in a state of paper filing/redecorating madness. It is on my one mile long to-do list, so hopefully I will be showing pics of my completed office soon!
Have a great week!
By Courtney Ronay of Southern Nest