There are few points I forgot to mention in my first draft. I had a couple people ask me if I had a board cut to fit inside this frame. The answer is...no...I just flipped the painting upside down and painted straight onto the backerboard. You CAN paint right on top of the actual painting (I have done that before), but if your painting has alot of raised texture to it, I wouldn't. Before you start, always wipe down the surface to be painted and make sure it is clean and dust free. If you're not using chalkboard paint in a spray can, I recommend using a foam brush to apply it, because they don't leave brush marks. If I've left anything out or you have any questions, I would love to hear from you. Drop me a line anytime at imperfectlybeautifulms (at) gmail (dot) com.
I really love how it turned out. I so desperately need more light accessories against my dark chocolate walls. I am trying to repurpose things I already own or get them for cheap at yard sales and thrift stores. Slowly, but surely the new look of this room is coming together.
Here's a little close up of the detail. I thought the scrolly stuff was nice and needed to stand out more, so I lightly sanded and distressed the whole frame.
I am going to use it to display my business name when I do craft shows. I have no clue where I'll put it, but I will make it work!