Make a pedestal chalkboard frame

I love it when something great comes from a cool thrift store find. We recently added these pedestal framed chalk boards to Avery’s room.

It all started with this fancy frame I found at the thrift store. This frame wasn’t looking too hot when I bought it. I really wish I had taken a “before” picture of it. It was white and it looked dirty…that’s probably the best way to describe it. Even after a good soak in my kitchen sink and a run through the dishwasher, it still looked dirty. With a nice coat of hot pink spray paint, it was quickly transformed!

I had these wood dowels and bases from a different decoration, but I wasn’t ready to part with them. I love that I was able to re-use them again with these oval frames. To make the chalkboards, I sprayed thin metal with chalkboard spray paint and I cut them to fit the frames with tin snips. All three of the frames were found at the thrift store and sprayed with bright colors. Once the frames were ready, I just hung them on the dowel and bases. I used some duct tape to secure the frame to the dowel.

I love how they look together at varied heights…different, yet the same.

They sit on a little shelf behind the top bunk of her bed.

That’s my fun thrifty find for the week, How about you? Any fun finds lately?

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  1. Heidi Bigler M. says

    Love it! So cute!!!! I found a gold mirror frame just like your dirty white one :) at Goodwill. Haven’t sprayed it yet but we are doing hot pink too for my daughters new room. Can I ask what color pink you used? I really like yours. Thanks!

  2. says

    Love these! Especially since we are renters and making holes in the wall doesn’t go over well. Im going to have to give these a try!

  3. Heidi Walker says

    I finally spray painted a 2nd frame today to do another flower/bow clip wall hanging for my girls – you know, the frames with ribbon to display hair pieces, etc. and the spray paint came out all clumpy! I’m hoping I can salvage the frame with some sandpapering, but I’m frustrated b/c it was a brand new can of paint. Anyway, I LOVE your oval frames and the chalkboard idea. Sounds like I’ll have to work on my spray painting!!!

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