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Vintage Chalkboard Frame DIY Home Decor

By: Kazan Clark
Vintage Chalkboard Frame DIY Home Decor

This Vintage Chalkboard Frame DIY Home Decor can be updated using products from Plaid. Using FolkArt Home Decor paints and wax and Martha Stewart Crafts Chalkboard Paint, create a trendy frame with a painted branch and porcelain birds. This is one of those vintage decorating ideas that everyone will love. The final touch for this DIY home decor is writing a personal sentiment. Repurposing items found at the thrift store can be fun and rewarding. There's no need to spend a ton of money on new items when you can decorate your space with inexpensive finds. Since you're adding so many special touches, your frame will look brand new.

Primary TechniquePainting



Materials List

  • Plaid FolkArt Home Decor Chalk Nantucket Blue
  • Plaid FolkArt Home Decor Wax - Clear Wax
  • Plaid. FolkArt Home Decor Wax - White Wax
  • Plaid Martha Stewart Crafts Multi-Surface Chalkboard Acrylic Craft Paint Black
  • White Acrylic Paint
  • Thrift store vintage frames
  • Porcelain bird ornaments
  • Chalkboard Marker
  • Branch from my garden


  1. Clean frame and remove glass and image

  2. Paint frame using FolkArt Home Decor Chalk Paint in Nantucket Blue. Allow to Dry.

  3. Apply FolkArt Home Decor Clear Wax, let dry and buff.

  4. Brush on a thin layer of FolkArt White Wax, immediately remove excess wax with a clean cloth, leaving white wax in the surface recesses.

  5. Paint a layer of black Martha Stewart Chalkboard paint onto the backing board of the original frame.

  6. Paint a tree branch white.

  7. Secure the black painted chalkboard panel to the frame. Attach the painted branch and porcelain birds using a strong adhesive.

  8. Finish by writing a sentiment with a chalkboard marker.

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