Monday, August 3, 2009

Ugly Painting Made Beautiful

I took an ugly painting from the thrift store and repurposed it as a gift for one of my besties! I’m hoping it will fit in with her kitchen redo she is planning.

I cannot for the life of me find the before picture on my hard drive… just picture it being a very hideous horizontal painting- one that is probably hanging in your grandmother’s house… or hiding in your basement. IMG_5544 IMG_5540

I removed the painting part and gave it a couple coats of primer before spraying it with chalkboard paint.

I painted the frame black and then distressed the edges using sandpaper. I finished it off with a coat of poly.

I added a toothed hanger on the back and used a powerful glue to add the ribbon and initial. I advise to use the hanger on the back to hang the frame and then mount the ribbon on the wall.


Isn’t it amazing what a little spray paint, chalk paint, and pretties can do to something to ordinary? Love it!


  1. That looks really good. Great job!

  2. Spray paint makes everything beautiful!

  3. Great project! I've given you an award--stop by and pick it up!

  4. What an amazing transformation...great job! Thanks for sharing!

    Have a wonderful day!

  5. LOVE it! I am obsessed with chalkboard paint. There are so many fun ways to use it to transform ugly ducklings into swans.



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