Wednesday, July 18, 2018

~vintage tennis racket frame chalkboards~

This project is so fun!
I found these old tennis racket frames at a thrift store and thought they'd make for a great project.
I decided to turn them into chalkboards that could hang on your wall, or rest on a shelf. 
If you don't have access to any frames, you can find a bunch on Etsy here. 
They usually go for around $10 each.

Start with your empty frames:

Trace the inside of each frame onto a piece of paper:

Add 1/4" 
so they won't fall right through the frame:

Cut out your papers. These will act as a template for cutting out your wood:

Trace them onto wood and cut out with a jigsaw or chop saw.
Paint with chalkboard paint and let dry:

Sand them lightly for a distressed look:

Sandwich the wood  between the frames & tighten any screws to hold in place:

Attach no nail sawtooth hangers to the backside:

Using chalk, write your message or draw your picture:

I love the old wording:

Side view.
Make sure to paint the sides and the back with chalkboard paint as well, as it shows.

Happy creating!

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