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Sunday, July 8, 2012

Thrifty Transformation. Vintage Framed Art - Turned Menu Chalkboard.

~ Happy Monday! ~

I am so excited to share my latest Thrifty Transformation!
Here she is...


Here's what she looked like when I found her last week at a garage sale...




Here's what I decided to do...
I removed the brown paper backing, and bent the nails up, all the way around so that I could remove the oil painting as well.

Then I used the painting as a template, traced it on foam core, and cut it out.
I used spray on chalkboard paint, and it worked GREAT!

I popped the painted foam core back into the vintage frame, and took out my chalk and made a quick menu board.

I'm sure it will change many times over, but I was just testing it, and wound up liking how it came out.
I was feeling a little Parisian at the time, what can I say?




I will show it to you in the kitchen when my reno is complete. For now, this is just a peek!

I LOVE it!

For about $30 (frame and supplies), I have a totally one of a kind chalkboard menu from a garage sale find!

Hope you have a great week!
See you tomorrow!
xo
-Lisa

Linking up to the following...

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23 comments:

  1. On foam core? That's awesome!

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  2. That turned out beautiful! I love it. I can't wait to see the new kitchen. I'm working on a kitchen project myself ;)

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    1. Oooh-la-la! I can't wait to see what you are doing! Might it involve paint, perhaps?

      Don't work too hard!
      xo-Lisa

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  3. I would have never thought to use foam core! Love the frame!!

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    1. Thank you! I saw it somewhere, I think. Otherwise, I dreamed it up, and it works! I'm strangely optimistic when it comes to these weird projects working out somehow...

      xo-Lisa

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  4. Magnifique!!!!....It is gorgeous...You did a great job Lisa..and can't wait to see it in your kitchen after the reno!....Love the menu!

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    1. Thanks Shirley! It's coming along. I'm still in the selection process with the flooring.

      xo-Lisa

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    1. Thanks! I'll take that as a huge compliment coming from you, the QUEEN of french! :-)

      xo-Lisa

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  6. Oh do I have some hideous paintings in gorgeous old frames desperate to be turned into fabulous menu chalk boards. I'll be over for a fresh croissant tomorrow morning!
    Kelly

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    1. Anytime you are in L.A. you are more than welcome, and I will bake them up fresh!!

      xo-Lisa

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  7. Nicely done! Love your menu. When I try to write on a chalkboard it looks like a first grader did it. Handwriting has never been my strong suit. Such a cute design and loved how you made that with foam core and spray on chalk paint. Brilliant.
    Liz

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    1. Thank you! I can't believe how much I like this project too! It was a total experiment!

      xo-Lisa

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  8. The chalkboard is outstanding! How did you do the graphics, are they free-handed? If so, you are a very talented artist. Great Job!

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    1. Thanks! :-) Yes, the writing is free-handed. It's one of my very FEW talents!
      Funny, this one was just a "test" and even though I can see all of the flaws, I am scared to change it, or try and fix my boo-boo's for fear that it won't come out as well the second time! Ha!

      xo-Lisa

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  9. super cute AND you have such neat writing! :)

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I love reading all of your thoughtful comments!