Chalkboard Photo Hanger

Hi Everyone!  

Do you have photos sitting around in a box or album that no one gets to see very often?  I know I did until now.  I made this chalkboard/photo display to hang in my home.


Now I can switch them out every so often and enjoy the photos rather than dig them out of a box to look at.  I love that I can journal about the pictures on the chalkboard. 

Here’s what I did:

I found a large frame at the thrift store.  I like the green of the frame so I didn’t paint it.  I cut a piece of thin plywood the size of the frame and spray painted it with chalkboard paint.  You could also use chalkboard wood found at Home Depot.  I like to “season” the chalkboard by rubbing a piece of chalk all over the board and then erasing.  This makes it ready to use.


Using upholstery tacks, wire, and a hammer I attached the wire across the frame.


To attach the wires I hammered the tacks in half way, wrapped the end of the wire around several time and then hammered the tack in the rest of the way.  I placed three lines of wire.

I then attached the chalkboard to the back, hung my pictures, chalked up some journaling and I’m done. 

I love it!  I hope you do, too.  Wouldn’t this make a great gift for someone special?




Previously posted on Cooking With Ruthie as a guest post.

Dru About Dru

There are so many things I could say but I will just start with the basics. Mother to 4. Grandmother to 11 (Yes, 11. All under the age of 9.) I am a former Army wife and we spent 15 years traveling around the world. It was such a thrill to have seen so many places and meeting lifetime friends. I spent many years working in the craft industry and love getting together with friends and creating. I have a lifelong love of thrift shops, antiques, and yard sales.

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